June bug 2017

As usual, Wamda does a great job at giving us our dose of local startup news:

Dubai launches a smart city accelerator

Lebanese automotive marketplace receives $1.8M seed fund

GITEX announces it’s 2017 Startup event, $180K in prize money

Lebnet Ignite#4 graduates 8 startups

Kuwait’s Carriage acquired by Delivery Hero

STC announces the establishment of its $500M VC fund, STV

Cairo Angels invests in Orcas

GE Egypt Digital Innovation Challenge announced the winners

Compareit4me.com raises $3.5M

Hikma Ventures co-leads $11M Series A round in US startup

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In other news:

An ancient Martian lake could have been teeming with lots of kinds of life

Hadoop Servers Expose Over 5 Petabytes of Data

Takeoff and cruise: Toyota making ‘flying car,’ luxury boat

CIA Malware Can Switch Clean Files With Malware When You Download Them via SMB
(SMB attacks don’t seen to be going away)

Paul Allen’s colossal Stratolaunch plane emerges from its lair
(Really spread your wings and fly)

ISPs denied entry into apartment buildings could get help from FCC

How We Save Face–Researchers Crack the Brain’s Facial-Recognition Code

Beware! Fireball Malware Infects Nearly 250 Million Computers Worldwide

Gravitational waves: Third detection of deep space warping

China’s Unprecedented Cyber Law Signals Its Intent to Protect a Precious Commodity: Data
(But Data sacrificed himself aboard the Scimitar. Yes himself, watch “Measure of a man”)

After 0 successful submissions, Google quadruples top reward for hacking Android to $200,000
(Getting desperate?)

Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 4+ standard is 15 percent faster than Quick Charge 4

Parker Solar Probe: NASA’s journey to touch the Sun

SpaceX set to join rare company by re-flying an orbital spacecraft

What to Do If the Laptop Ban Goes Global

Side dish:
Wael Fakharani recently had a sit down with Chase Your Light on Facebook. You can watch the entire piece here.

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