Iran’s Tech Sector Blooms despite Sanctions

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.

The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognisable: Snapp is Iran’s answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its Booking.com.

US sanctions have protected the Islamic republic’s tech sector, barring Silicon Valley from profiting from one of the world’s most promising emerging markets, and giving a free run to domestic start-ups to recreate their services:

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