Startups & Tech

Serving Up A Slice Of Slush

A week from now the Finnish media will be full of Slush. And with winter upon us, the streets might be full of slush as well. The annual Slush extravaganza of tech-meets-entrepreneurship-meets-big-business-meets-big-money officially launches in Helsinki on November 30th. But...

Nokia Phones Enjoy Popular Comeback

Iconic Finnish mobile phone brand Nokia had a breakthrough in September as all five models of their new phones made it on the most popular devices- The top 15 best selling phone list at retailer DNA is dominated by Nokia...

New Visa For Entrepreneurs; Business Aid Reform

There are new ideas in the pipeline that could help reform the way Finnish business get support from the government; and to encourage entrepreneurs to come to Finland Reform Working Group The government has set up a new working group to...

Reindeer Crash Warning App Now Ready for Download

A mobile phone app developed in Lapland to warn users of reindeer on the roads, is now available for Android and iPhone. The 'Porokello' app was tested last year on a limited scale for truck drivers who could alert others...

Stock Exchange for Finland’s ‘Angriest’ Gaming Company

One of Finland's best known gaming companies plans to be listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Rovio is known for its wildly popular Angry Birds series of games - and associated merchandise - will hold a press conference this morning to...

Finnish Companies Get Cyber Tested

Finnish companies have been busy preparing themselves for possible cyber attacks but with mixed results. Silverskin, a Helsinki-based cyber attack company, says that in its simulations, one third of companies got a bad rating. Over the last year, 30 Finnish companies...

Uber Ends POP Service for Helsinki

Uber is calling a halt to most of its operations in Helsinki from today. The company says that after two and a half years, its UberPOP service will take a break until 2018. In a series of blog posts, the company...

Rovio Flying To Stock Exchange?

Could Finland's Rovio Entertainment company be flying towards the stock exchange? A €1.7 billion IPO could be in the works for next month, according to Bloomberg, although a final decision has not yet been made. Rovio are the Espoo-based makers of...

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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...