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10 Women Who Make the World Turn


 There has been undeniable progress over the years in closing the gender and pay gap, but obstacles still persist, particularly in the technology sector. Indeed, the problems are so pronounced that the European Commission keeps track with a "Women in Digital Scoreboard." According to the latest figures, only 18 percent of the information and communications technologists…

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Technology: The Best Tool to Combat Climate Change


The price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that sprang into existence more than a decade ago, has soared over the last year to more than 50,000 dollars. That is good news for investors, but bad news for the climate. As demand has risen, so has mining for more bitcoins, which require heavy internet server use, driving…

The VivaTech Tour Rolls Out a New, Virtual Format


The VivaTech Tour, a meeting place for tech industry professionals, has gone virtual. But, unlike so many things adversely affected by the worldwide pandemic, the virtual tour may actually be a good thing. Now, more people than ever can participate and learn from the events.  The tour has been around since 2017, offering people an opportunity…

For British Tech, There Is Plenty of Life After Brexit


For the tech ecosystem that is so important to the economy and future of Britain, Brexit, the legal and spiritual exit of the country from the European Union, seems to be more of a speed bump than a towering obstacle.Interviews with tech executives, investors and industry experts suggest that the worst-case scenarios of the potential…

A Grab Bag of Smart Gift Ideas From VivaTech Startups


 Looking for a unique gift that will leave a lasting impression? How about a duck? Not just any duck, but Popotte, a smart connected device 18 cm tall with big eyes, a beak, a screen over its belly, and small protruding feet. Made in France, Popotte helps people plan their meals and even keeps track…

In a Most Difficult Year, Tech Survives and Even Thrives 


Every year is a rollercoaster of up and down economic and political news, but this year’s cycles have been magnified by the lens of a (hopefully) once-in-a-century global pandemic. Some Valleys …There has been more than enough pain to go around. Deliveroo, Monzo, eDreams, Travigo, Atrium are among the many technology companies that have announced significant…

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