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Struggling for visas, tech startups are looking outside the U.S. to launch businesses

Forbes, July 2, 2017
Hardships for foreign entrepreneurs in the U.S. have increased, thanks to uncertainty about immigration, Trump’s Muslim ban, increased vetting of H-1B visas, and the uncertain fate of the international entrepreneur rule – or “startup visa” – a proposed regulation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services. Silicon Valley say some foreign entrepreneurs are looking elsewhere.
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The artificial pancreas is here

Scientific American, Nov. 1, 2016
Researchers have been working to make things easier for type one diabetic patients through automation. The end result – the artificial pancreas – is a system that can figure out how much insulin the body needs in near real time and then deliver that amount on its own.
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Technology for the people, by the people

Economist Intelligence Unit, Aug. 5, 2014
Xiaomi is breaking the mould for technology companies—when the Chinese smartphone maker comes up with new products, it looks outside its walls for ideas and input first. Although often compared with Apple, Xiaomi’s business model could not be more different.
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Apps allow virtual Hong Kong temple visits

Tech News Daily, Feb. 18, 2013
In superstitious Hong Kong, the faithful regularly trek to the temple to get their fortunes told. Of the many temples that dot Hong Kong, the hundred-year-old Wong Tai Sin temple is perhaps the most famous, renowned for what worshippers consider its accurate fortunetelling. But what’s a Hong Konger to do when there’s no time to make the trip?
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Awaiting an Asian tech dip

Barron’s, Nov. 20, 2010
Asian technology stocks have underperformed broad market indexes so far this year, but fund managers are waiting for stocks to fall before buying. Sluggish demand from Europe and a surprisingly weak back-to-school season in the U.S. have trimmed outlooks.
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Funds see value in Taiwan tech stocks

The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2010
Fund managers are spotting opportunity in Taiwan’s technology stocks, citing an attractive combination of surprisingly strong demand and low valuations. The fund managers are seeing value in companies that design and make products for other firms, as some of these stocks have fallen in recent weeks amid worries about rising wages in China and waning demand from Europe.
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