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Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

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Pintapin employees are not just building a website, they are transforming Iran's entire hotel industry. Half their time is spent convincing hotels to give up pen-and-paper reservations and start automating their business.

Teheran

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 technology sector, barring Silicon Valley from profiting from

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