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China plans to launch an ‘artificial moon’ to light up the night skies

November 10th, 2018 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

The night skies might soon have company: Chinese scientists are planning to launch an artificial moon into orbit by 2020 to illuminate city streets after dark. Scientists are hoping to hang the man-made moon above the city of Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, according to a report in Chinese state media. The […]



55% of America’s billion dollar startups have an immigrant founder

November 2nd, 2018 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

Uber logo seen on a car door in Kiev, Ukraine. Garrett Camp, an immigrant from Canada, is one of Uber’s founders. (Photo by Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) What would America lose if we blocked refugees and family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants from coming to the United States? For starters, we would likely lose more […]



This country is the first in the world to offer free public transit

October 22nd, 2018 at 6:58 am » Comments Off

“There’s no doubt that we not only cover the costs, but also come out with a surplus.” Estonia made waves in 2014 for becoming the first country to offer digital citizenship and for using blockchain technology to transform civic life. Now the country is improving the physical experience of being a citizen by offering free […]



The big hack: How China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies

October 11th, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, […]



North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

October 10th, 2018 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

SEOUL (Reuters) – Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its […]



Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two — and one part will be led by China

September 29th, 2018 at 9:42 am » Comments Off

Speaking at a private event hosted by Village Global VC yesterday night, tech luminary and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicted that the internet will bifurcate into Chinese-led and US-led versions within the next decade. Under Sundar Pichai’s leadership, Google has explored the potential to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, […]



China is building an innovation ecosystem ripe for start-ups. Here’s how

August 30th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The government is pumping funds into research, education and innovative projects, as Chinese tech firms flourish and investors and venture capitalists flock. With rising production costs, an ageing population and shrinking return on investments it is clear why China’s economy has shifted from labour-intensive manufacturing to an innovation-driven paradigm in just a few years. Today, […]



Will cryptocurrency replace national currency in the future?

August 26th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Wrapping one’s head around the craze that is, cryptocurrency can often be downright confusing. However, despite the influx of uncertainty, the digital commerce could become the global finance standard in the near future. For starters, cryptocurrency is any form of currency that only exists digitally or virtually, and “usually has no central issuing or regulating […]



China reaches 800 million internet users

August 25th, 2018 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

China’s internet population has now grown beyond 800 million, according to the latest data from the Chinese government. A new report [in Chinese] issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) put the number of people in China with access to the internet at 802 million. The agency — which is a branch of […]



Some Americans will get to vote via blockchain this November

August 10th, 2018 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

VOTING GOES MOBILE. The 2016 U.S. election was not exactly the most secure affair. Even though tech companies and lawmakers are still sorting out what happened, that’s not stopping West Virginia from thinking big and bold in 2018. According to a CNN report published Monday, the state plans to let soldiers who are permanent residents […]



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