All eyes east: The rise of Central and Eastern Europe’s tech scene

In a recent Financial Times article Valentina Romei writes, “Nowhere in the world have expectations for growth changed so rapidly and positively as in central and eastern Europe.” Romei is referring to the forecast for general economic growth in the region, which has trumped expectations so far in 2017. But Central and Eastern Europe, CEE, is surpassing expectations in more than just its strong economy, set to become one of the forerunners in the fourth industrial revolution. Just ten years ago, CEE was not on foreign tech investors’ maps. However, thanks to the step up offered by unicorns such… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source:: The… Read More

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Jimmy Kimmel Thinks ‘Donald Trump Has More Flip-Flops Than a Jimmy Buffett Concert’ So He Made a Supercut

Following the death of the Graham-Cassidy bill — the latest Senate attempt to repeal Obamacare — Jimmy Kimmel took to the Live! stage to express his relief that the proposal wouldn’t pass. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate would not vote on Graham-Cassidy in the wake of Senators Susan Collins and John McCain declaring their opposition to it. However, the latter’s decision drew some blowback from President Donald Trump, who tweeted in criticism of McCain reversing his position on Obamacare — a stance that Kimmel found hypocritical. “The President had the good sense last night to lash out at John McCain on Twitter,” he said. “McCain… Read More

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The first reviews of ‘Blade Runner 2049’ are calling it a ‘sci-fi masterpiece’

With just over a week until the release of “Blade Runner 2049,” many of the first critical reactions for the “Blade Runner” sequel are calling the film a “masterpiece.” The critics who screened the film this week were allowed to tweet their reactions to “2049” before the embargo for full-length reviews is lifted next week. The film’s director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) and cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”) both received heaps of praise for its stunning visuals, and critics are throwing the phrase “mind-blowing” around a lot. “Blade Runner 2049” stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto, and it hits theaters on October 6. Here’s the official synopsis of… Read More

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