Showing 16-30/72 articles from September 2011

Fri, 23 Sep, 2011:

Helsinki Airport pilots a new smart card to aid passengers on tight connections

A new pilot project has been launched at Helsinki Airport with the aim to make travelling smoother and more convenient for the passengers. During a one-month trial, transfer passengers on a tight connection will be given a personal display card, which will guide them to their boarding gate. — Helsinki Airport is the leading long-haul airport... Read more

Aalto University School of Economics scores well in the ranking of Financial Times

The Aalto University School of Economics was ranked 33 rd in the “Masters in management ranking 2011” published by the Financial Times newspaper. The ranking lists the 65 best Master's Degree programmes in economics and business administration of the world. The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland was ranked first in the Financial Times's... Read more

Puukeskus delivery for Medvedev on the Kuola peninsula resort

The Russian President’s new official holiday residence is the handiwork of the Finnish building materials company Puukeskus. The holiday resort is on the Kuola peninsula, beside the Umba river, and has been named Otso (the Spirit of the Bear) in keeping with the family name Medvedev which means ‘bear’. The precise location of the resort is not... Read more

Wed, 21 Sep, 2011:

Revolutionary Finnish translation service for Facebook and Twitter

Transfluent, an innovative Finnish translation service, has launched its professional, near-real-time language translation service for Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. Accoridng to PRWeb, Transfluent launched its product in September 13 at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. TechCrunch Disrupt was TechCrunch’s second annual conference... Read more

New orders for Metso from China, USA and the Netherlands

Metso is to supply a coated board production line to International Paper & Sun Cartonboard Co., Ltd in China. The size of the order will not be disclosed but the value of this type of production line from the company would be in the region of 90-120 million euros. The delivery will include a complete coated board machine as well as stock... Read more

Iittala expands in Japan

Finnish design company Iittala has opened a new store in the Sano shopping mall near Tokyo in Japan. This is the company’s eighth retail outlet in the Japanese market in addition to ten Iittala departments in department stores in Japan.   The Sano shopping mall is a retail park, with high-class stores selling quality brands. It is about a... Read more

Tue, 20 Sep, 2011:

Europe's largest renewable diesel plant goes on stream

Neste Oil has started up Europe's largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Production of NExBTL renewable diesel at the new plant will be ramped up on a phased basis. The company says the start-up is a significant milestone in its cleaner traffic strategy and consolidates Neste Oil's position as the world's leading... Read more

Entrepreneurs head to Arctic15

Seven technology companies from Finland are pitching their businesses and services at a new startup conference in Helsinki this week. They represent almost half of the finalists chosen to participate in the first annual Arctic15 conference which brings together entrepreneurs and investors. The aim of the conference is to promote talented... Read more

MultiTouch has already sold products to more than 40 countries

MultiTouch, the developer of the world’s first modular multi-touch LCD screen for large-scale displays, has already sold its products to more than 40 different countries. Most recently, the Finnish company delivered its systems to the University of Oregon, The National Museum of Australia and the NASA Space Centre. -    We have sold our... Read more

Tue, 20 Sep, 2011:

Fortum wins significant international acclaim

Energy company Fortum’s work on promoting sustainability and climate change mitigation has received two important international recognitions: Fortum was ranked the best electricity and power company in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and was also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index DJSI World for the ninth consecutive... Read more

Tourists enjoyed their July in Finland

The number of foreign visitors staying overnight in Finland in July rose eight percent over last year’s July figure with a total of more than 740,000 overnight stays. The largest category of foreign visitors was Russian with a total of 141,000 overnight stays in Finland, 31 percent more than in 2010.  The next biggest groups were Swedes and... Read more

Mon, 19 Sep, 2011:

Sanoma News buys Latvian news portal 

Sanoma News has acquired the second-largest online news service in Latvia, expanding its digital business in the Baltics.  The leading newspaper publisher in Finland bought Apollo from Latvian telecoms company Lattelecom. Neither side gave a value for the deal.  — The acquisition continues the growth strategy of Sanoma News in the digital... Read more

Voddler enables watching blockbusters with Nokia-phones

Voddler, an online film service, has launched a specially designed movie-app for Symbian platforms and Nokia-phones. The people with Symbian smart phones will be able to watch latest blockbuster rentals directly on their phones if they have Symbian’s Anna upgrade. In the past months, Voddler has also released film apps for iPhone, iPad and... Read more

F-Secure blocks most malware in tests

F-Secure has achieved a 99.2% protection rate and the best possible certification for its security product in the latest tests carried out by Austrian antivirus software testing organisation, AV-Comparatives. F-Secure Internet Security 2011 scored consistently well throughout the four tests which AV-Comparatives, carried out between March and... Read more

Fri, 16 Sep, 2011:

Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre is Finland’s Oscar nomination

Directed, written and produced by Aki Kaurismäki, Le Havre has been selected as Finland’s official nominee for the Oscars. Shot in France the film tells of a shoe shiner who attempts to rescue a refugee boy. The selection was made by a jury of film professionals under the guidance of the Finnish Chamber of Films.  Explaining their choice, the... Read more
Showing 16-30/72 articles from September 2011