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Thu, 27 Nov, 2014:

The woman who wanted to break etiquette

Eight years ago, HIM rock band soloist Ville Valo walked past Jenni Ahtiainen in the street. Inspired by the artist’s look, Ahtiainen designed an accessory for Valo and sent it to him. The next time Ahtiainen saw her accessory was when Valo made... Read more

Finnish forest industry pins hopes on bioeconomy

The Finnish Forest Industries Federation has announced its vision for the future of Finland’s forests up to the year 2025. The plan is designed to ensure Finland gets the most out of its forestry resources. The vision was crafted in cooperation... Read more

Wed, 26 Nov, 2014:

Irofit ready to transform mobile card payments in developing countries

Finnish mobile payment startup Irofit has developed a platform for processing card payments in real-time even without an internet connection. With a recent $600,000 funding round the startup aims to improve the operations of small businesses in... Read more

Finnish berry products head to China

Innovation and technology center Miktech has started co-operation to export Finnish food products to China. The export operations will be carried out in collaboration with the Chinese importer Shenzhen Bilberry Industrial. Functional foods and... Read more

Green Stream signed a deal in Chinese Steel Industry

Finnish Green Stream has signed a cooperation and energy efficiency project contract with Chinese Delong Steel Group and Delong Steel Co. Ltd.  The energy efficiency project will be carried out at Delong Steel's Xingtai mill by using technology... Read more

Finland ranks high for connectivity

Finland is one of the world's top countries for cellphone and Internet use, according to the latest report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU’s ICT Development Index ranks 166 countries according to their level of ICT... Read more

Tue, 25 Nov, 2014:

Online security is F-Secure’s business

Every day, Finnish security firm F-Secure catalogues more than 200,000 new malware samples. That’s 140 a minute or more than two a second. Not only are they growing in volume but they’re also getting more sophisticated. —  It’s no longer enough... Read more

Moomins on the Riviera to hit theatres around the world

The animated film Moomins on the Riviera, created in honour of Tove Jansson’s centennial celebrations, has already attracted 157,376 viewers in Finland.  The film has been sold to nearly 40 countries. Moomins on the Riviera will premiere in... Read more

Luxury hotel in Perth opts for Kone lifts

Following hard on the heels of substantial orders in Melbourne and Sydney, Finland’s Kone has announced it will supply 18 elevators and escalators to a luxury hotel development in Perth, western Australia. The six-star Crown Towers Perth, set... Read more

Mon, 24 Nov, 2014:

Thingsee aims to bring the Internet of Things to everyone

The Finnish company Haltian plans to democratise the Internet of Things using their Thingsee project. It is a product and service limited only by your ingenuity. The Finnish company Haltian says the service can alert you when the mailman... Read more

Finlayson and Tom of Finland team up to take on global markets

The Finnish home textile manufacturer Finlayson has entered into co-operation with the Tom of Finland foundation. The company is heading abroad with a textile collection based on the artwork of Touko Laaksonen. The collection will be launched in... Read more

Physicists find answers for stable universe

Gravity may have saved the universe from collapsing after the Big Bang, say physicists from the universities of Helsinki, Copenhagen and Imperial College, London. Scientists believe that production of Higgs particles during the accelerating... Read more

Fri, 21 Nov, 2014:

Finns show industrial internet expertise at Slush

The Internet of Things was one of the hottest sectors at the 2014 Slush conference. Three Finnish companies went to Slush to show off their know-how in the growing sector. The Internet of Things is the interconnection of embedded computing... Read more

Finnish organic beers take prime spot in Berlin

Finnish Malmgård brewery’s organic and locally produced beers have made it to the KADEWE’s shelves in Berlin. Kaufhaus des Westens, usually abbreviated to KADEWE, is the largest department store in Continental Europe and attracts 40,000 to... Read more

Up Cloud storage offers speed and savings

Finnish cloud hosting company Up Cloud says it has launched the world’s fastest cloud hosting storage backend at just 20 cents a gigabyte per month. High performance MaxIOPS storage backend was launched this week at the Slush tech conference in... Read more