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From China's cryptocurrency clampdown to VCs in LatAm: A pick of our 2017 regional highlights

At a recent industry event in Silicon Valley one of the local technology marketers round the table piped up with a question:

“Which is the most important technology company in the world?”

The numerous US professionals round the table immediately began to weigh in with the usual bunch of North American companies. Until finally a fellow of Hong Kong spoke up: “But what Alibaba, Huawei or Tencent?”

Here at IDG Connect we’ve always placed a lot of emphasis on technology outside western markets and this year we’ve been especially interested in the rise of China. Our pick of regional coverage, grouped by continent, in chronological order, can be found below.

 

Asia-Pacific

Chinese tech innovation looks set to gain momentum

Is China starting to trump US tech industry on innovation?

Europe to be the ‘tech investment playground’ for Asia?

What can other cities learn from Singapore’s extensive tech initiatives?

Asia’s ‘final frontier’: Investing in Myanmar’s tech scene

How Australia is creating its “quantum ecosystem”

China’s quantum space race adds to fraught Sino-US relations

Forget Apple vs. Uber: Electric cars from China will be the real economic disruptor

Will Chinese companies surge to the top of the public cloud market?

China’s cryptocurrency clampdown: what next for digital-first businesses?

 

Africa

How IoT and Big Data are tackling Africa’s problems

What is the potential for blockchain in Africa?

Can public Bitcoin mining be a revenue stream?

West African criminals are moving on from Nigerian Prince scams to duping your business

 

Latin America

Why Venture Capitalists are looking at Latin America’s tech sector again

The thorny issue of automation across Latin America

Bitcoin offered only a moment of reprieve for crisis-stricken Venezuela

Brazil is ramping up IT investment to boost its ailing economy

Latin America makes excellent target for cybercriminals

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