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Huawei Mate 20X 5G smartphones. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

In an impromptu question-and-answer session in late June at the White House, US president Donald Trump was asked about the nation’s efforts to block H(...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

Touchtech co-founders Shekinah Adewumi and Niall Hogan: their   software company provides advanced strong customer authentication technology for financial institutions

Stripe, the Silicon Valley company founded by Limerick-born brothers Patrick and John Collison, has acquired Irish start-up Touchtech Payments for an (...)

Sidewalk Labs proposed Area1 and Area2 of Portland development. Photograph: Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty

The former fish processing plant is so unremarkable that, at first, my taxi driver speeds right past it. He shrugs as we come to a stop in an empty pa(...)

Rapyd operates what it claims is the world’s largest local payments network

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Patrick and John Collison, has co-led a $40 million (€35.4 million) investment in ‘fintech-as-a-service(...)

Buck Frexit in the 21st century. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP

In numbers: Wedding trade 250 Number of wedding planners from around the world attending this week’s sold-out Engage! Luxury Wedding and Event Busin(...)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a particularly ambitious step, creating a new college backed by a planned investment of $1 billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence – how to prepare students not only to harness (...)

Man or machine? Computers increasingly dominate today’s investment world.

Man or machine? Efficient, unemotional and without any of the cognitive biases that bedevil human judgement, computers increasingly dominate today’s i(...)

The Pentagon in Washington. Photograph:Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon programme(...)

From the Blue Planet 2:  a turtle stuck in plastic packaging

If there was a moment that resonated most with viewers watching the last season of BBC’s Blue Planet, it was the footage showing turtles trapped in pl(...)

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