Technology startups

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Pumped up: will a Dutch startup’s plan to restore Arctic sea-ice work?
As the Arctic warms, devastating the climate and ecosystems, an old idea used to create skating rinks could be deployed to restore melting ice caps, despite scepticism from some experts

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

27, Feb, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Low-carbon milk to AI irrigation: tech startups powering Latin America’s green revolution
With the region’s countries among the most vulnerable to the climate crisis, digital entrepreneurs have been inspired to find innovative ways to create real environmental change

Lesley Stones in Santiago, Constance Malleret in Rio de Janeiro and Fritz Pinnow in Tegucigalpa

30, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Bird electric scooter company caps turbulent year by filing for bankruptcy
Chapter 11 protection for US firm, once the fastest ‘unicorn’ startup to be valued at $1bn, does not affect Canadian and European arms

Callum Jones

20, Dec, 2023 @4:24 PM

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‘Graphene will change the world’: the boss using the ‘supermaterial’ in the global microchip war
Simon Thomas knew the periodic table by heart at six. Now the Cambridge firm’s co-founder is putting his scientific brain behind graphene’s power to help us compete with China

Julia Kollewe

19, Dec, 2023 @2:00 PM

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British biotech races US’s ‘buff billionaires’ for secret of eternal youth
The UK excels at ‘longevity research’. Could it become part of an industry that fascinates the wealthiest people in the world?

Julia Kollewe

05, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘It’s just a matter of time’: why AI could help Europe create its own Apple or Google
Silicon Valley overshadows its transatlantic rivals. But as artificial intelligence grows – and with a global summit on it this week – some think it could offer a Euro startup the chance to become a new Google

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

28, Oct, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Driverless cars are the hardest problem you could want to solve’ – Oxa’s Gavin Jackson
The head of the UK tech startup is as passionate about self-driving ‘autonomy’ as Elon Musk – but thinks it could be 20 years away

Jasper Jolly

15, Aug, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Can Britain recreate a microchip industry worth its salt?
UK governments let processor manufacturing drift overseas for years. Now Covid and war have shown how vital homegrown capability is, the country is scrambling to catch up. But so is everyone else

Richard Partington

12, Aug, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Can a bra detect breast cancer? This Nigerian entrepreneur thinks so
An aunt’s death led Kemisola Bolarinwa to develop a wearable device that can pick up Nigeria’s most common cancer much earlier

Valentine Benjamin

09, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Not everybody wants to go dumpster diving’: the app fighting food waste the easy way
A moment of clarity in Brisbane helped inspire Jamie Crummie to co-found leading sustainable food app Too Good To Go

Rushani Epa

19, Jul, 2023 @6:49 AM

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Elon Musk launches AI startup and warns of a ‘Terminator future’
Tesla boss claims ‘pro-humanity’ xAI offers realistic alternative to pausing development of superintelligence

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

13, Jul, 2023 @2:20 PM

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Bob Lee: how new details turned a tech-industry murder case upside down
After initial speculation of random violence, focus shifts to alleged drug use and interpersonal feuds

Kari Paul in San Francisco

02, May, 2023 @9:08 PM

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