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Researchers find the best way to press a button

When all you have is a finger everything looks like a button. But what happens if you’re unable to press buttons or, more likely, we begin using robots and other tools to interact with the real

Facebook ad optimization startup Smartly.io targets U.S. growth after $20M secondary funding

Smartly.io, a Helsinki-based company that makes automated marketing software for Facebook and Instagram advertisers, announced today that it has raised $20 million in secondary funding by selling some

Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent

Dennis Mitzner Contributor Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends. More posts by this contributor Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR ta

Autonomous buses take to the busy streets of Helsinki

Make way for robot! Two driverless buses will be hitting the streets in Helsinki for some real-world testing for the next month or so. The EasyMile minibuses have previously been tested on public road

Snowfox trackerphone is another mobile alternative for parents to give kids

Finland-based Internet of Things startup Haltian, which back in 2014 crowdfunded an IoT developer device aimed at lowering the barrier of entry to building connected devices, is lining up its next IoT

Finland’s hot startup scene crackles at Arctic 15

Silicon Valley may be the startup center of the universe, but it’s far from alone when it comes to a concentration of good ideas. Innovation and creativity aren’t confined to any one place, and th

Nokia confirms another 1,000 layoffs in Finland

As a late Friday coda to this week’s news of Nokia’s old feature phone business getting sold once again, today Nokia quietly confirmed it is laying off 1,032 employees in its home mark

New initiatives emerge to help refugees

Prompted by the ongoing refugee crisis affecting much of the western world, new initiatives have emerged to provide solutions to the many challenges facing the beleaguered masses. In a sea of clueless

Fintech dominates Nordic startup investments

Between January 1, 2014 and end of March 2016, 51 fintech investments were made in companies in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, totaling $390.17 million.

Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns

To ensure complete data security and privacy for TRI’s Turing Phone owners, TRI moved its manufacturing operations to Salo, a city with an impeccable history in mobile phone production,” said Stev

Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland

The Finnish economy, which has contracted for three years in a row, is still reeling, but the country’s rising startup scene is a careful indication that Finland - the land of a thousand lakes and t

Finnish Prime Minister Can’t Stop Blaming Apple For Finland’s Economic Woes

When in doubt, blame someone else. Alexander Stubb, the Finnish prime minister, said today that Apple was responsible for bringing down two of Finland’s biggest economic exports — Nokia

Finnish Startup Gets Seed Backing For Its Online Education Platform Play, Eliademy

Finnish startup CBTec, maker of Eliademy, an online education platform offering free cloud-based tools for teachers and learners which launched just over a year ago, has taken in its first significan

Walking Dead Game Dev, Next Games, Lands $6M Series A From IDG & Early Supercell Investor Jari Ovaskainen

Games making hub Finland — land of Rovio and Supercell, to name a couple of the higher profile games studios tucked up near the Arctic circle — has attracted another tranche of outside in

Nokia’s Finland HQ To Become A Microsoft Site Next Year, After Devices & Services Sale

The wheel of fortune symbolism is clear: as Apple prepares to break ground on a new UFO-esque HQ, the former kingpin of mobile is quietly preparing to move out of its own headquarters -- to make way f

Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia’s Doorstep

Not content with following Nokia's past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-f

Finnish Police Seize 9-Year Old’s Winnie The Pooh Laptop For Using The Pirate Bay

How young will the casualties become in the ongoing war against online piracy? You have to wonder, when you learn that a 9-year old girl's laptop was seized by Finnish police in a raid on her home, fo

Why Culture Matters: Supercell’s Calculated Path To The Top Of The App Store

"There was this moment in the industry when people thought that games were a science, not a form of art," said Ilkka Paananen, the CEO of red-hot Finnish gaming startup Supercell. "But inevitably,

Nokia Bridge: Nokia’s Incubator Gives Departing Employees €25k And More To Pursue Ideas That Nokia Has Not

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nokia.com">Nokia</a> may still be fighting some <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/08/nokias-richard-kerris-people-wont-remember-our-troubles-by-next-spri

Nokia Hates Christmas: Phone Giant Bans Santa Game From Chinese Event

<a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Nokia">Nokia</a> played Grinch this year by barring a small, Lapland-based maker of iOS games from a <a HREF="http://www.agendafin.com/article.php?ID=135">Sant
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