Apple relies on Swiss technology

13.09.2017 09:58

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The technology of the Swiss start-up Faceshift, which Apple bought two years ago, plays an important role in the new iPhone X. TechCrunch reports about Teralytics, another spin-off from ETH Zurich. Climeworks’ world-changing machine is featured by Bloomberg. And The Next Web explains why you need to pay attention to Switzerland as a startup nation. Our start-up press review. 

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