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Denmark has the worlds first tech ambassador – What’s new?

News you want to use week 16.

If Silicon Valley’s tech giants are worth more than some small countries, maybe it’s time governments posted ambassadors there. That’s the thinking of Denmark — a country whose GDP last year was smaller than Facebook’s market capitalization.

In August, the Nordic European country will send the veteran diplomat Casper Klynge, the world’s first “tech ambassador,” to live in California with his family. “Companies such as Google, IBM, Apple and Microsoft are now so large that their economic strength and impact on our everyday lives exceeds that of many of the countries where we have more traditional embassies,” Minister for Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen said when he announced the position in a January press conference.

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