Startups & Tech

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland looks at anonymous data from mobile phones using Google location services, and shows that over...

Drive to donate computers for distance learning students

A number of initiatives are underway in Finland to provide computer for students who don't have their own, and help them keep up with distance learning classes. Most classes are canceled until the middle of May, with education officials making...

Kajaani supercomputer joins the race to find a coronavirus vaccine

A supercomputer at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences KAMK is linking up with Stanford University in California to help model the surface structure of the coronavirus and its protein folding process. The work is part of the Folding@home project which...

Espoo’s Remedy Entertainment inks new games production deal

Espoo's Remedy Entertainment, which has produced blockbuster gaming titles like Max Payne, Control, Quantum Break and Alan Wake, has signed a new deal with Epic Games to publish two of Remedy's upcoming projects. Although no financial information is available for...

Viking Line introduces digital keys for passenger cabins

Passengers on Viking Line ships will be able to use a new digital key system to get into their cabins from later this week. The new technology, the first for an operator in the Baltic Sea region, will be introduced...

Nokia pulls out of Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears

Finnish telecoms company Nokia says it's pulling out of Mobile World Congress due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus. The event is due to take place in Barcelona later this month, and attracts more than 100,000 attendees. "While the...

Slush announces shakeup of senior leaders for 2020 event

The organisation behind one of Europe’s biggest annual tech and startup events Slush is refreshing its management lineup – something it’s done every year or two since it began. Miika Huttunen takes over as the new CEO while Oona Poropudas is the President...

Study: Successful integration not just down to one factor

A new study published by the Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment finds that just having a job on its own is not a good indication of successful integration by foreigners in Finland. In fact, the study shows there isn't...

UpCloud gets €18 million funding for international expansion

Finnish cloud infrastructure company UpCloud has announced an €18 million funding boost that will help its international growth. The Helsinki-based company, founded in 2011, plans to recruit more than 100 new employees and launch ten new data centres in their...

Nokia to cut 180 jobs with Espoo hit hardest

Nokia has announced it will be cutting approximately 180 jobs in Finland this year, as part of a strategy to save €500 million by the end of 2020. The company will start negotiations next week and look at all locations...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...