Startups & Tech

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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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...