Could Paris become Europe's answer to Silicon Valley? After all, startups there are now getting more capital than companies in Berlin. But startups don't have it easy in France, where bureaucracy is burdensome and staff is hard to find.
Bulgaria's IT industry is booming and women are playing a key role: Around half of the people working in the country's technology sector are women. It is becoming an incubator for startups — with a female touch.
Station F, touted as the "world's largest incubator" for new companies, is already boosting Paris' reputation among investors. But can it help turn France into a startup hub? DW's Lisa Louis reports.
The German chancellor rounded out her China trip with a stop in the high-tech hub of Shenzhen. Though she urged the importance of data security, Merkel kept mum about Trump's cancellation of the North Korea summit.
Shares in the Swedish music-streaming platform made a strong market debut on Wall Street, opening at $165.90 — well above the reference price of $132 a share and valuing the company's equity at about $29 billion.
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