Startups & Tech

Vaasa moves ahead with electric tech park, despite Tesla loss to Berlin

The City of Vaasa is dusting itself off, after losing out on a major business deal to Berlin. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Tuesday night that his company chose the German capital as the new location for a Tesla electric...

Fast fingers: Aalto researchers track smartphone typing speeds

How quickly can you type a message on your smartphone? Researchers at Aalto University found that typing speeds on phones are almost reaching the same speeds as a traditional computer keyboard - with one person managing 85 words per minute...

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut 20 jobs in restructuring move

Rovio, the parent company behind the hit global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds has started talks to cut a number of positions. The Espoo-based company has started co-determination talks with 32 employees and says up to 20 may lose their jobs. The...

Google CEO to visit Finland for talks on Friday

The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai is coming to Finland on Friday. According to the Prime Minister's office he'll be meeting with Antti Rinne (SDP) on Friday morning followed by a joint press conference. He's also expected to visit Google's facility in Hamina...

WATCH: Drone Olympics puts flying machines to the test

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Finland’s drone industry buzzes to new heights

Drone have become a common sight in the skies above us. And in Finland they're seeing a wider range of applications from industry to emergency services, with demand for drones to fill specific niche roles greater than ever. The country's first...

Meet the Finnish underwear designers making pants for men with dad bods

The idea began, as so many Finnish ideas surely do, over drinks in sauna almost 20 years ago. At the time recently graduated with a degree in economics, Mikko Penttinen and his friends were wondering: where are the comfortable, durable and fashionable...

‘Nerd beer’ brewery seeks extra life, or it’s game over

A Helsinki microbrewery that makes 'nerd culture themed beers' has been forced to stop operations after a series of management missteps and cash flow problems. However, the company is hoping a crowd-funding campaign can get their quirky beers flowing again. 8-Bit...

Wolt investors deliver extra €110 million in funding

Finnish food delivery service Wolt has announced an additional €110 million funding from investors to drive its international growth. The company started in 2014 by Miki Kuusi, who was previously the CEO of Slush. Wolt now delivers restaurant food by...

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More than 200 quarantined in Lapland, as small coronavirus cluster detected

Public health official say more than 200 people have been put into self-isolation as a precaution after a small cluster of positive coronavirus cases...

Emergency centre for migrant Roma moving to new Helsinki location

A centre which provides a vital lifeline for Helsinki's migrant Roma population is moving to a new location, with more space to offer services...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th July 2020

Finland's economic output fell during May New figures released Wednesday morning by Statistics Finland show the working day adjusted output of the national economy fell...

Appeals Court cuts sentence for pro-Kremlin activist involved in online hate campaign

The Helsinki Appeals Court has reduced a sentence for a Finnish academic convicted for his part in a sustained hate campaign against a journalist,...

Summer nurses listening to young people after coronavirus lockdown

Teams of nurses and social workers are back on the streets of the capital city this year to engage with young people about any...

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says an extradition treaty between Finland and China “should not be applied” any longer because it means that suspects would...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that an extradition treaty between Finland and China "should not...