SoftBank to boost Uber’s FDI drive?

Japan’s SoftBank group has acquired a 17% stake in Uber, enabling the ride-hailing app to support its technological ambitions.

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What is blockchain – and why should you care?

The news is full of blockchain, but the technology behind it is little understood. And what are its consequences for FDI? Martin G Kaspar explains.

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Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

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Leipzig targets safe and prosperous environment for start-ups

Leipzig boasts a close proximity to Berlin but comes without the capital’s costs, factors behind the city boasting about 200 start-ups covering a diverse number of fields. Wendy Atkins reports.

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The battle to bring in the data centres

Data centres form the backbone of the ICT industry, so it is no surprise to see numerous locations jostling to become global data centre hubs. Karen Thuermer looks at which regions are leading the pack and why.

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China searches for silver lining to international cloud expansion

Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent have emerged as major investors in cloud computing infrastructure. But they will have to overcome a technological, as well as reputational, gap to compete with their US peers, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.

Facebook announces $750m data centre in Ohio

Social media giant Facebook is building its 10th US data centre in New Albany, Ohio, at a cost of $750m, writes Karen E Thuermer.

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Tech and textiles: a Farfetch story

Farfetch founder Jose Neves combined his tech experience with a love of fashion to create a global high-end e-commerce site. He tells Natasha Turak about his growth plans, following a partnership with Condé Nast.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

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World Free Zones Organization chairman sees strength in certainty

On the sidelines of the World Free Zones Organization’s annual conference in May in Colombia, chairman Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni sat down with Courtney Fingar to discuss the challenges and trends facing free zones, and laud their ability to offer investors certainty in times of turbulence.

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