Showing 1-15/497 articles from January 2014

Wed, 20 Aug, 2014:

Finnish gaming looks Seriously interesting

Seriously  Digital Entertainment is set to launch its first mobile game in October. Already the Helsinki-based company has raised more than 3.6 million euros in seed funding. — We are in a fortunate position of having a very talented team and a strategy that is very forward thinking and unique in the market where we are building a brand,... Read more

Elektrobit to open automotive software site 

Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting edge embedded technology solutions for the automotive and wireless industries, has announced plans to build a new automotive software development site in Oulu, Finland. The new site is planned to have up to 40 software engineers by the end of 2014, focusing on the development of embedded... Read more

Tue, 19 Aug, 2014:

Helsinki the 8th most liveable city in the world

Helsinki ranks the 8th most liveable city in the world according to the Economist intelligence Unit’s yearly liveability survey. Melbourne tops the index and Vienna and Vancouver follow as second and third. Comparing to last year's index, the top four cities managed to hold on to their positions as well as Helsinki. Altogether four Australian... Read more

Fintech startup Alech turns to Finland for tech talent

Hong Kong based trade advisory platform developer Alech has expanded to Finland in search of new talents. Alech software uses mathematical and statistical principles to help improve the efficiency and strategy of professional traders. The company launched one year ago, inspired by founder Alex Lam's realisation that many professional traders... Read more

Internet-based support system assists adolescents with depression

An Internet-based system has been developed at the University of Turku’s Department of Nursing Science to support adolescents with depression. The system provides adolescents with reliable information on their health and allows them to perform self-help exercises to support their everyday lives. — Successful treatment of depression is a key... Read more

Nokia’s Here wins technology award

Nokia’s map and location business Here has won the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan innovation award for its role in developing connected vehicle technology. In the report detailing the award, global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said Here stood apart for its knowledge and industry experience, impressive data collection... Read more

Mon, 18 Aug, 2014:

Yossa heads for global markets backed by new funding

Yossa, developer of a restaurant and nightlife mobile application, has received EUR 250 000 in funding from Wallstreet Finance Services. Tekes has provided the company with an additional EUR 50 000.  Yossa offers a mobile app targeted at restaurants and customers who enjoy the nightlife. The app helps consumers easily discover nearby events,... Read more

Finnish banking alternative Holvi set to open in 19 European countries

Holvi, the Finnish company redefining banking is set to bring its services in 19 new European countries. These include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.  The company also recently announced that it... Read more

Finnair reveals new Airbus A350 cabin

Finland's national carrier Finnair has unveiled the cabin design of its new flagship long-haul aircraft, the A350 XWB (extra wide body), due to enter service next year. Finnair is the first European operator of the A350, whose interiors were designed by Helsinki firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, also the designer of Finnair's new Premium Lounge at... Read more

Fri, 15 Aug, 2014:

High fliers can celebrate Restaurant Day

When Finnish food lovers celebrate Restaurant Day on Sunday, there will be some surprising new venues including Helsinki airport. The food festival, where anyone can open a restaurant for a day, has grown into an international phenomenon since it was first held in Helsinki in May 2011. In the last three years, the event has grown from 45... Read more

Cyberlightning scores 3.2 million in funding

Oulu-based Cyberlightning Ltd. has received funding of EUR 3.2 million. The investors include, among others, Inventure, Tekes and the EU. According to Cyberlightning, the funding round will provide the company with excellent opportunities to achieve growth and globalisation. Cyberlightning operates in the domain of the so-called Internet of... Read more

Creator of Candy Crush acquires Finnish company Nonstop Games

King, the company behind an immensely popular game C andy Crush, has acquired the Finnish company Nonstop Games. The news was reported by the Finnish business magazine Talouselämä . Nonstop Games, founded by four Finns in 2011, currently operates in Singapore and has, to date, released a strategy game called Heroes of Honor. One of the... Read more

Thu, 14 Aug, 2014:

Finnish film Tale of a Forest wins first prize in China

The Finnish nature documentary Tale of a Forest (Metsän tarina) won the Grand Prix award for best film as well as best director at the 2014 World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai China. Tale of a Forest is a movie for the whole family about a unique Finnish forest and the colourful and diverse life that lives in it. The movie was... Read more

Finnish airports break passenger records

Finnish airports are expected to handle record numbers of passengers this year. According to airline analysis website, the Finnish market is expected to handle close to 20 million passengers in 2014. In the first seven months of 2014, for which traffic data is already available, Finnish airports noted an increase of 3.6 per cent (2.6... Read more

Wed, 13 Aug, 2014:

Teemu Selänne to create hockey academy 

Finnish hockey legend Teemu Selänne has revealed plans to create a hockey academy in Finland. Selänne announced the creation of the Teemu Selänne Academy at a press conference in Kirkkonummi, about 30 kilometres west of Helsinki. He said the goal of his academy is to teach the best young players from anywhere in the world how to get to the... Read more
Showing 1-15/497 articles from January 2014