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Everledger’s Kemp and OmiseGO’s Hasegawa join TC Blockchain

Blockchain technology and the decentralizing effects of distributed ledgers have enormous amounts of potential and may mean the Internet will never be the same again. The fact that one could eventuall

Volkswagen’s latest I.D. concept EV is a stunner self-driving sport sedan

Volkswagen has revealed its latest I.D. concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland: The I.D. Vizzion, which is a lot less sleepy than all those ‘Zs’ might suggest. The Vizzion

2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor What did VCs study in college? Charting the adoption of direct st

Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row

According to the watch press, this year’s Baselworld in Switzerland was a graveyard. “The Baselworld show, ended March 30, was grim,” said Joe Thompson in Watchtime Magazine, an enth

Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted Matternet a certification allowing their delivery drones to fly autonomously over cities at any time of day or night. Clearing this regul

Uber drivers deemed to be employees by Swiss insurance provider

Uber has suffered another setback to its operational model in Europe after a Swiss insurance agency ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not freelance contractors as the company claims -- meaning it

Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers

In the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs some startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for their

The biotech empires of Silicon Valley and Europe

Bérénice Magistretti Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets. More posts by t

Apple introduces carrier billing in Switzerland and Taiwan, its first market in Asia

Apple has launched carrier billing in Switzerland and Taiwan in a move that will let customers purchase apps and content without using a credit card.

MassChallenge sets up camp in Switzerland

Bérénice Magistretti Contributor Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets. More posts by t

Swiss reject universal basic income in public referendum

The people of Switzerland have rejected a proposal to give a universal basic income (UBI) to every citizen, with almost 77 per cent saying 'no' vs 23 per cent in favor.

Dr. Peter Vogel Makes The Case For Startups In Switzerland

There’s more to Switzerland than skiing, chocolate and endless beauty. Dr. Peter Vogel spoke to TechCrunch at Davos 2016 and argued that Switzerland is a great place to startup a company. But of

Meet H. Moser & Cie., The Swiss Watch Company Apple Is Probably About To Sue

Oh, Switzerland, you seem to have it all: fine chocolates, fondue, goats with bells around their necks. But what you don’t have is a sense of how to beat smartwatch makers without looking silly.

Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch

With 38 different watches available, Apple has called its Watch the most personalized device it has ever created. But there’s still a chance for a competitor, like Google Android Wear, to take a bit

This Ridiculous Frankenwatch Embodies Everything The Swiss Are Doing Wrong

Much has already been said about the new mullet watch by Nico Gerard. The watch, called the Pinnacle, costs $9,200 and is essentially a metal band with two watches attached to it. On one side you have

Swatch Reaffirms It’s Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

Swatch still wants in on the smartwatch game. According to Chief Executive Nick Hayek the watch will be internet-enabled and feature remote-payment functions, although the specifics are still in quest

Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will h

Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

If you’ve been wondering how Switzerland was going to react to the coming of the Apple Watch, ponder no more: two smaller luxury watch companies, Alpina and Frederique Constant, have added elect

RapidShare Shuts Down

RapidShare, one of the first file hosting services on the Internet, is shutting down next month. After March 31st, all of its user accounts and data will be deleted.

Correction: Switzerland Now Has An Incredible Competitor

So here we are, in the hours after the official launch of the Apple Watch, and we need to address just what the watch means for Switzerland. When I first saw the watch I literally thought that Jony Iv
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