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Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing – TechCrunch

Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing – TechCrunch Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company’s ride-hailing business in recent years: Directly via Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment …

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Middle East’s First Central Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange to Launch in 2019

Middle East’s First Central Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange to Launch in 2019 Two blockchain veterans are gearing up to launch what could be the first cryptocurrency exchange in the Persian Gulf to be licensed by a central bank. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Rain Financial has opened its public waiting list after …

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Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch

Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch Today in lovely Beirut, Lebanon TechCrunch held its first Startup Battlefield in the country. Over 700 people watched the show on site, which featured speakers from throughout the Middle East and 15 startups competing in Startup Battlefield. A …

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We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch

We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA here in Beirut, where 15 startups will be taking the stage, along with speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through its FB Start program), Instabug, Eventus, Wuzzuf, Careem …

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“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor – TechCrunch

“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor – TechCrunch Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The report suggests various deal structures have been discussed, although it also says …

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos – TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos – TechCrunch Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its …

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Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation – TechCrunch

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation – TechCrunch There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation …

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