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Organiser of Web Summit says tech ‘monopolies’ need new rules

Organiser of Web Summit says tech ‘monopolies’ need new rules

Written by on November 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LISBON (Reuters) – Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world’s biggest technology summits said. Paddy Cosgrave, whose annual Web Summit takes place in Lisbon this week, joins growing calls for tighter regulation of big technology firms especially after news that Russia may […]

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Web Summit reaches the peak of event effectiveness – others take note!

Web Summit reaches the peak of event effectiveness – others take note!

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

I’ve just been to the first event, in probably 20 years, where nobody droned on about network speeds, processes, regulators, 5G, and most tiresome and boring of all – mobile devices. It was simply called the Web Summit, a name that leaves the door wide open to anything and anyone internet or digitally related. It moved […]

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Venture capital fund of 400 million euros announced at Web Summit

Venture capital fund of 400 million euros announced at Web Summit

Written by on November 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LISBON (Reuters) – The European Union launched a venture capital fund of 400 million euros ($442 million) on Tuesday aimed at helping regional startups grow and address a capital shortage in Europe for such firms compared with the United States. The EU will provide 25 percent of the capital and is inviting private investors to […]

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