How US tech companies can help Cuban entrepreneurs

What's it like to be an entrepreneur in a place that has little to no Internet access? Today at TechCrunch's Disrupt NY, we got the perspective of a trio of Cuban entrepreneurs to learn about the chal

Meet Cuba’s first internet entrepreneurs at Disrupt New York

Cubazon. Kewelta. Knales. These aren’t house hold names in the US but they’re at the vanguard of entrepreneurship in Cuba and they’ll be joining us on stage at Disrupt New York. We&#

What do you call a ‘non-entrepreneur? Cuba’s best hackers

What do you call an innovative person who builds a product out of nothing and launches something that will change people’s lives? Everywhere besides Cuba, you’d call this person an entrepreneur. Y

Angel investors hope to find the best and brightest in Cuba’s emerging tech scene

President Obama's bold new course on Cuban policy is paving the way for emerging tech to blossom in the country. A new entrepreneurial competition, 10x10KCuba, hopes to uncover Cuba's best and brighte

Airbnb will open its Cuba listings to users outside the United States

Airbnb will now let travelers from outside the U.S. to book properties in Cuba after receiving authorization from the U.S. government, reports the Associated Press. Previously, only Americans were all

Stripe’s startup toolkit Atlas opens for business in Cuba

A month ago, payments company Stripe launched Atlas, a toolkit for startups to incorporate in the U.S. and lay the groundwork for growing their businesses online. Aimed largely at small enterprise

Verizon signs direct roaming agreement with Cuba’s state telecom

Verizon has signed an agreement that makes it the second U.S. carrier to offer direct roaming in Cuba. The deal with Etecsa, a government-owned telecom, will enable direct voice calls between U.S. and

Cuba’s Startup Paradox

You see them everywhere. Throngs of young and old, men and women, heads down on their smartphones, fingers rapid fire, mouths curling into smiles as they soak up the joy of an Internet connection. Why

A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party

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15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week's tech news (2/7-2/13) included dog-like robots, a high tech cruise ship, Netflix's launch in Cuba and Samsung's eavesdropping TV. These are the stories to catch you up on the world of tech.

U.S. Relaxation Of Trade Restrictions With Cuba Includes Greater Access To Internet Services

The U.S. and Cuba are easing their diplomatic relations, the White House is announcing today, marking a relaxation of a relationship that has remained tense since the Cold War. Part of that easing wil

USAID: Our Cuban Twitter Clone Was More Popular Than Reported

Consider this my favorite correction in recent memory: USAID, fine purveyors of a Twitter clone called ZunZuneo in Cuba, would like you to know that it was more popular than reported.

Obama loosens Cuba restrictions for tech companies

<img src="" />Looks like President Obama wants to see some change in our Cuba policy, and not merely change affecting only Cuban-Americ

Cuba launches its own version of Linux called Nova: No more depending on Windows

<img src="" />Cuba is trying to eliminate its dependency on Microsoft Windows by launching and promoting a homegrown version of Linux c

Viva la Revolucion: Broadband to Cuba in 2010

Cuba is set to get broadband internet access in the year 2010 and you can sure as hell bet that CrunchGear will more than happy to provide Cubans everywhere with half-cocked news and reviews that may

Personal computers finally available in Cuba

For the first time ever, Cuban citizens can purchase personal computers. There’s only one model available and it’s priced too high for most Cubans (and it’d seem like a downright rip

Patria o muerte: Cubans now buying cellphones (if they can afford them)

How fun does Cuba look? I’d visit it in a second. Cubans can now buy cellphones! That means they’re well on their way to becoming a member of the international community of nations, right?