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Remember Foursquare? The location tech used by Apple, Uber and Coca-Cola knows you

In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. Even if you aren’t aware of it, you probably use Foursquare every single day — or at least its technology. With more than 125,000 developers worldwide embedding it in their own software, and with 14 […]

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Why would an Oscar-winning actor create a travel app? Kevin Costner shares his story

Kevin Costner knows a good story when he hears one. That’s why he said he was intrigued when he heard about an app designed to alert travelers of notable, yet often unnoticed, places of interest along their journeys.   “I’m the guy that driving around America … when you see those bronze markers along the […]

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Here are the 3 top trends for Asia’s start-up scene in 2022, according to Microsoft

For entrepreneurs in Asia, the future seems brighter than ever. More so than elsewhere in the world, Asia “leapfrogged other forms of connectivity” to become so-called “mobile-first,” said Jesus Martin, chief strategy at Microsoft Asia. “And because Asia went mobile-first, mobile became the platform that underpinned innovations and new business models.” Mobile first refers to the strategy […]