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What Your Startup Can Learn From The UAE's Billion-Dollar Frontrunners

Dubai-based unicorns-in-waiting are attracting huge amounts of investment, and here is how to follow suit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Uber. Airbnb. Dropbox. They’re household …

Middle East

Brazil: Lula da Silva launches presidential candidacy - from prison

Electoral authorities have to determine if the embattled ex-president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's controversial candidacy is legal, given his …

Brazil

South Korea Budgets $880 Million for Tech Including Blockchain

The South Korean government will invest over $880 million next year in order to boost the development of innovative technologies including blockchain.<p>…

South Korea

Brazil: murder of indigenous leader highlights threat to way of life

Indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon are mourning the murder of a community leader who campaigned to protect the forest from logging amid escalating violence in the region.<p>Jorginho Guajajara, a cacique,or leader, of the Guajajara people, was found dead near a river in the city of Arame, …

Brazil

Crypto Prices Slip; Ethereum Co-founder Says Past Year’s Surge Was Bubble

Cryptocurrency prices slipped on Thursday<p>Investing.com - Cryptocurrency prices slipped on Thursday, while Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin’s comments …

Locked Out: New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Existing Homes

New law is the latest attempt to cool a property market overheated by foreign money<p>New Zealand has lured Asian billionaires, Hollywood filmmakers, and tech entrepreneurs with a liberal immigration policy and light regulation of foreign property purchases. Now, as it tries to cool one of the world’s …

Crypto firm Pantera Capital is looking to raise up to $175 million for a new venture fund

Pantera Capital, which has made its mark in recent years by investing early and often in a wide variety of digital assets, is looking to raise up to $175 million for its third venture fund — an enormous jump from the $25 million it deployed for its second venture fund and its $13 million debut …

Venture Capital

How To Exercise Effectively In Under Eight Minutes [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Sometimes, less is more. If you're trying to get into shape, punishing your body to its limits at the gym is unlikely to produce the …

Exercise

Verizon Sets 5G Home Internet Launch, With Free YouTube TV, Apple TV 4K

As phone makers start to look at launching 5G phones, Verizon just announced that it will launch residential 5G in four markets (Houston, Los …

YouTube TV

Bolivian president’s new residence is as imposing as it is divisive

From any vantage point in Bolivia’s largest city, Evo Morales’ new presidential residence is hard to miss. The 29-storey glass-fronted skyscraper towers over the low-rise historic centre of La Paz.<p>For Morales and his supporters, it represents a new Bolivia, a break from a painful colonial past. For …

South America

The Boring Company will build a rapid transit system to Dodger Stadium

LA's baseball fans and concertgoers might be among the first to ride The Boring Company's high-speed pods. Elon Musk's company has announced that it's planning to dig a tunnel that leads to Dodger Stadium for a high-speed electric transportation network called the Dugout Loop. The Boring Company is …

Elon Musk

Blockchain Authoritarianism: The Regime In Iran Goes Crypto

Iran recently announced plans to develop its own national cryptocurrency in order to circumvent U.S. sanctions. This intention to create blockchain-based infrastructure for the country’s banking sector comes as the Trump administration has reimposed sanctions that the U.S. suspended as part of the …

Blockchain

Kobe Bryant's $6M investment in sports drink now worth $200M

An investment made by Kobe Bryant has yielded more than 30 times its money in fewer than four and a half years.<p>On Tuesday, Coca-Cola announced it had …

Andrew Luck

Exclusive: Tinder Plaintiffs Suing Match Group Have Been Placed on Administrative Leave

Four Tinder employees who are suing the dating-app’s parent Match Group have been placed on administrative leave, a source familiar to the situation …

Employment

SEC has reportedly served Tesla with a subpoena after Elon Musk's take-private tweet

The Securities and Exchange Commisison has served Tesla with a subpoena after CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was considering taking the company …

Tesla

3 Well-Financed Startups Aspire To Displace Splunk

A nearly $15 billion market cap software company competes in market that’s expected to reach $4.5 billion in 2019.<p>It seems like a fairly small market — but three well-financed rivals are targeting the industry. Perhaps they like the fact that investors assign a price to sales ratio of nearly 12 to …

Startups

A former Tesla engineer says the company silenced her entire team after they brought up safety and quality issues

In early August, a former Tesla process technician, Martin Tripp, counter-sued the company.<p>Tripp claims Tesla, which filed a lawsuit against him in June, falsely accused him of hacking into the company's operating system. He also alleges Tesla waged a smear campaign against him in order to silence …

Tesla

U.S. investor sues AT&T for $224 million over loss of cryptocurrency

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit on Wednesday against telecommunications company AT&T (T.N), accusing it of fraud and gross negligence in connection with the theft of digital currency tokens from his personal account.<p>In a …

Los Angeles

Tesla whistleblower/saboteur releases VIN of Model 3s with alleged punctured battery cells

Martin Tripp, the self-proclaimed Tesla whistleblower who Tesla CEO Elon Musk has described as a “saboteur”, is now trying to back his claims with what he is presenting as evidence, including the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) of Model 3 vehicles, which he claimed were delivered with …

Tesla

Google One brings cheap cloud storage to the masses

Google One was unveiled this spring, promising 2TB of online storage at half the cost of the old Google Drive. As of now, you can actually subscribe to this service, which wasn’t possible before.<p>This revamp of this company’s cloud storage options seems to be intended to make them more competitive …

Google Drive

Newly elected Mexican congresswoman kidnapped at gunpoint

It's dangerous to be a candidate for office in Mexico. Forty-eight candidates were murdered and nearly 400 kidnapped during the most recent campaign. …

Mexico

Stop Using Python 2: What You Need to Know About Python 3

Though Python 3 was released in 2008, many projects are still stuck on Python 2.<p>It’s understandable that porting large existing codebases to a new …

Python Programming

Apple Car Will Beat Others With Stunning Augmented Reality, Report Claims

The Apple Car is still on track, and it’s going to launch soon. That’s according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who published a …

Augmented Reality

The big picture • JavaScript for impatient programmers (beta)

(Ad, please don’t block.)<p>4. The big picture<p>In this chapter, I’d like to paint the big picture: What are you learning in this book and how does it fit …

JavaScript

Review: 13 Python web frameworks compared

If you are developing a web application and you have picked Python as the language to build it in, that’s a smart move. Python’s maturity of …

Python Programming

GlassesUSA app can test your glasses prescription without going to eye doctor

(Credit: DuxX/iStockphoto)<p>Sidestepping the optometrist and getting your glasses online isn't new, but the new app from GlassesUSA makes the process even easier and cheaper. The Prescription Scanner app (iOS, Android) is like skipping the steps of making an appointment, keeping the appointment, …

Apps

These are the 5 countries that are most impossible to conquer

Historically, all empires either fall or morph into some other empire... and then fall. We don't use the term "empire" to describe nation-states that much anymore.<p>Regardless of what we call some countries, they are still able to project power outside their borders, being it globally (like the …

Moscow

Mexico’s new president has a radical plan to end the drug war

Leftist President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants to end Mexico’s militarized drug war.<p>MEXICO CITY <i>—</i> Juan Carlos Trujillo last saw his brothers, Jesús Salvador, 24, and Raúl, 19, a decade ago.<p>The two men and five of their co-workers from the Trujillo family’s scrap metal business were …

Mexico

A new report says traces of Monsanto pesticide found in many popular, oat-based breakfast foods

While it’s not printed anywhere on their ingredients list, some of America’s most popular breakfast foods contain pesticides. On Wednesday, the …

Pesticides

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Data Science