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China’s Tencent to Help Boost Hong Kong’s Fintech Startups
Tencent, China’s erstwhile “startup killer,” is opening its doors to Hong Kong’s burgeoning startup scene, writes Entrepreneur: In a bid to promote the growth of financial technology in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese Internet giant Tencent. The partnership is aimed to accelerate the R&D development and
7 Ways the U.S. Government Shutdown is Impacting the Tech Sector
Going into the fourth week of the U.S. government shutdown, its impact goes beyond the some 800,000 federal employees who’ve been furloughed. It’s also having a huge impact on the tech sector in myriad ways, from layoffs to Super Bowl ads. Here are seven ways the shutdown is having an impact on the sector: Some small companies that depend on
6 Trends That Will Define Smart Cities in 2019
The following excerpt is courtesy of Smart Cities Dive and was written by Kristin Musulin and Chris Teale . Follow the link below to read the full article. As we usher in a new year, the trends that shaped cities in 2018 are bound to have a ripple effect on the innovations that bloom in 2019. Now that dockless vehicles
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
4 Story Lines to Follow in 2019
As we wind down the last couple of weeks of 2018, we are left with more questions than answers about the financial markets, highlighted by a global stock market that continues to tank; a risky trade war between the United States and China; and a Brexit mess that Europe is trying to resolve. While those three issues will no doubt
New York City is Pouring Up to $100 Million into Building a Global Cyber Security Hub
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced a massive initiative called Cyber NYC that aims to turn the city into "a global leader of cybersecurity innovation and talent." At the center of the initiative will be the launch of a Global Cyber Center, which the NYCEDC is calling "an innovation hub for startups, initiatives to fuel commercialization
2018 Hong Kong Fintech Week Slated to Be World’s First Cross-Border Fintech Conference
Hong Kong Fintech Week is right around the corner, and apparently, Hong Kong will be taking things all the way up to 11. After wowing an over 4,000-strong crowd of international investors, regulators, and fintech enthusiasts in Hong Kong last year, Hong Kong Fintech Week is set to outdo itself this year by becoming the world’s first cross-border fintech event.