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Snake Robot Ready for Search and Rescue Missions

Israel has earned itself an enviable reputation in the field of high-tech startups. But when it comes to robots, it’s got some catching up to do. Bloomberg Middle East Editor Elliott Gotkine has been to the south of Israel to meet the man putting Israeli bots on the map.

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Immortality through Entrepreneurship 

Raj Peter Bhakta launched WhistlePig whiskey in the middle of a recession, and there were some cold, lonely nights where he felt alone in his mission.

Want to Read Twice as Fast?

Buzzy tech startup Spritz is developing software that “streams” written content one word at a time, rather than displaying text in traditional paragraphs and pages. Test subjects have reported more than doubling their reading speed. Could “spritzing” actually displace traditional reading in certain arenas?

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Silicon Valley VC’s Take on Successful Space Startups

Steve Jurvetson is a leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist and a board member of rocket maker and launch services company, SpaceX. He shares what it takes to launch a successful start-up in the high-stakes space industry.

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Demo Africa aims to connect African startups

Demo Africa is an annual event and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem this is the place where the most innovative companies on the continent come to announce to the world what they’ve developed. Tech Busters’ Toby was at the latest installment in Nairobi in October where he got to chat to some of these startups.

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Is your accounting software beautiful? New Zealand-based Xero thinks it should be

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel along with other investors have recently injected $150 million into Xero’s streamlined accounting platform. The company hopes to target the North American market, along with others, as the results of an eight-year project to move into the mainstream. See what all the fuss is about.

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The Magic of the Pivot

Every startup we now idol worship has pivoted at one time. But why and how is the real question? This quick video provides key examples of known giants that at one time pivoted and knew when to pivot at precisely the right moment. The pivot is more than a moment in time; it is an entirely new strategy. 

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