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Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered Iran’s great capacity to issue its own cryptocurrency, USSD service’s safety guarantee, ICT developments in 5 years, new ride-hailing apps and the incident at Snapp’s Kerman office.
According to the results of Iran’s National Monitoring report of Business Environment in the fall of 2017, the national business index was 5.85 (10.0 being the worst) which is somewhat worse than last season’s evaluation (5.77 in the summer).
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. In this week, we covered President’s Rouhani’s comments on Internet censorship, government’s support of knowledge-based companies, Central Bank of Iran’s interference to stop USSD payments and Samsung’s dilemma in Iran.
The third of February happens to be the national day of Space Technology in the Iranian calendar. This day was named after the successful launch of Iran’s first Satellite, which was placed in orbit in February 2009. Read more about Iran's space technology on TechRasa.
This year’s budget bill in the field of ICT, includes 10% import duty for non-Iranian or foreign video games.
Iran’s Minister of ICT, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, had a seminar with country’s startups, focusing on finding solutions for their issues and obstacles. In this seminar, he mentioned: "The 500 billion Tomans (110 million USD) budget for startups will be handed out to its applicants in different forms."
Till now we’ve heard a number of big companies attempting to provide free internet service for developing countries. Google, Facebook, Apple, SpaceX are among those who promised this humanitarian act to reach out about 4 billion people in the world. But now it seems that a company is beating them to it.
After the Workgroup of Leading IoT in the country started their activities, professional committees of IoT were decided to be established in the National Center for Cyberspace.
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