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EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite li

Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed

Saudi Arabia’s legal environment is currently built for an economy that no longer exists, and a social world that most of the planet has left behind. The dream of Neom should be for a bridge to the

TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, Startup Battlefield Dubai will feat

Dubai startup raises $1.5m to use AI to reduce vehicle accidents and opens US office in Detroit

Derq aims to make cars smarter and recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding after graduating from Techstars Mobility Accelerator. In addition to growing its team and opening an office in Detroit,

Can Dubai achieve a happiness revolution without addressing its labor issues?

Who will Dubai's happiness agenda include? Only time and data will tell.

Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M

Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East. According to multiple reports that we have confirmed with our own sources, the e-commerce giant has acqui

Crunch Report | Apple’s New Video Editing App

Apple creates a new video editing app called Clips, large electronics are now banned from flights to the U.S. coming from 13 countries and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building full-si

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a pl

Uber’s Middle Eastern rival Careem raises $350M at a $1B valuation

2016 is almost out but there's just time to anoint one more ride-sharing unicorn. Careem, one of Uber's lower profile rivals in emerging markets, has taken a step into the global limelight today after

Crunch Report | First Hyperloop Will Be Built in UAE

It's looking like the first Hyperloop will be built in the UAE, Facebook is testing a job openings feature, Tesla plans to increase manufacturing automation by acquiring Grohmann Engineering, LeEco is

Hyperloop One will build the first Hyperloop system to go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in twelve minutes

Hyperloop One and the United Arab Emirates are on the fast track to building out the first hyperloop system. Just today H1 announced it would build the first commercial hyperloop transportation system

Hyperloop One gains $50 million in funding from DP World Group of Dubai

Hyperloop One is getting even cozier with its partners in the United Arab Emirates. The futuristic transportation system that aims to ship things and people faster than a speeding plane just pulled in

Dubai could be the first to hop on Hyperloop One’s global shipping train

Hyperloop One tells TechCrunch it might be building its crazy fast transportation system at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai if all goes according to plan. And it could be the first place to build an act

What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status

Restaurant Discovery Site Zomato To Launch Food Delivery Service, Starting In India

Zomato, the restaurant discovery site that bought U.S. rival Urbanspoon last month, is expanding its business into food orders, starting in its home market of India next month.

An Open Letter to LivingSocial: Learn from Groupon's International Mistakes

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Third Mediterranean undersea cable cut by ship anchors

Seriously — three in a week? This sounds more like sabotage. Anyway, it seems another cable has been cut in off of Egypt, slowing down web traffic from Dubai to India. It should be repaired in t