with the prospect of sanctions easing, Iran might be on eve of a hi-tech revolution. Hundreds of Iranian startups have been invited to attend a conference titled iBridges in Berlin. This will be a rare opportunity for them to meet with investors from around the world. The Iranian participants include the founders of Digikala, an online e-commerce platform (the biggest in the Middle East with some 750,000 unique visitors per day) and the creators of Aparat, an Iranian version of YouTube, as well as Takhfifan (a Groupon-type website). Read more.