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Silicon Valley giants outrank many nations, says first 'techplomat'

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By Stine JacobsenCOPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The top firms in California's Silicon Valley carry more weight on the global stage than many countries, which makes building diplomatic relations with them increasingly important, the world's first national technology ambassador said.Chosen to fill what his country's foreign ministry has dubbed the first "techplomacy" posting on the U.S. West Coast, Denmark's Casper Klynge will be tasked with building direct ties between his country and the likes of Facebook, Apple and Alphabet's Google."We are to continue doing traditional diplomacy with countries and ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 16:07 IST