Technology

Finland to Build “Robot Valley” in Helsinki

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 17 June 2014. The Helsinki city council and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy are preparing to establish an innovation, learning and business centre focusing on robotics and robotization, or as they call it “Robot Valley” in Helsinki. Also Read: Finland to Test Self-Driving Robotic Cars The objective of “Robot Valley”, is […]

Chinese WeChat (Weixin) Dominates Latin America

(FINNBAY-ANSA-People’s Daily Online) – Beijing, 13 June 2014. The number of Latin American users of WeChat, known in Chinese as Weixin, saw a 1000% increase in the first quarter over the same period of last year, far exceeding the growth rate of competitor Whatsapp, a survey shows. According to market research company Global Networking Index, […]

Jolla’s Financial Loss Amounted to Two-Times More Than its Revenue

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 2 June 2014. The Finnish mobile phone maker Jolla made a financial-loss two times more than what it earned in 2013, according to the latest trade registry data. Also Read: Finnish IT Sector’s Christmas Wish for Success to Jolla Slayed by Grinch Jolla’s financial turnover was €3.5 million last year. The company put […]

Google Allows Europeans to Remove Their Personal Info from Searches

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 30 May 2014. Google has opened a service allowing users to request the removal of personal information following a landmark court decision. Also Read: EU Court of Justice Rules Google Responsible for Personal Data Earlier this month the European Court of Justice ruled that links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be deleted […]

Google Brought “the Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf to Finland

(FINNBAY) – Kotka, 15 May 2014. For the sake of Finland’s Wappu celebrations, Google held a seminar in Vellamo Museum in Kotka where it brought Vint Cerf, “the Father of the Internet”. Vint Cerf played a decisive role developing what became the backbone of the future Internet – TCP/IP protocol that allowed computers to communicate […]

EU Court of Justice Rules Google Responsible for Personal Data

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 13 May 2014. The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that Google must under certain circumstances remove personal information that appears on the massive search engine. In a landmark ruling, the top EU court said links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be deleted upon request. The case centered around a […]

Bionic Arm Created to Catch Orbiting Satellite Litter

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 12 May 2014. A bionic arm with fast reflexes could clear up debris orbiting Earth left by satellites, the magazine IEEE Transactions on Robotics reports in its latest edition. The 1.5-metre arm with a four-fingered ‘hand’ can calculate the movement of objects, react in less than 0.05 seconds and catch them. In […]

Microsoft Promises to Stay in Finland: “Now, We’re One Microsoft”

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 26 April 2014. Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President of Microsoft, announced, “Today we are announcing that the acquisition of substantially all of the Nokia Devices and Services business by Microsoft has reached completion,” under the title of “Now, We’re One Microsoft”. Microsoft took away Nokia Phones from Finland after a 44-year-old long lasting […]

Finnish Postal Service to Feature “Interactive” National Musical Instruments on Stamps

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 24 April 2014. After announcing to release new sets of stamps containing homoerotic fetish art on stamps, the Finnish Postal Service, Itella, announced to release amazing sets of stamps featuring Finland’s national musical instruments. The stamps will be available from 5 May 2014 onwards. What makes these stamps amazing is that besides featuring […]

Italian Scientists Attempt to Work While Wearing Google Glass

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Milan, 18 April 2014. Italian medical experts say they expect great things following a test run Wednesday using Google Glass – a kind of wearable computer that fits the user’s face like a pair of smart eyeglasses. The device was put through a trial in the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano, and the hands-free […]

Finnish Display Firm, MultiTouch, Receives €3.5 million in Capital Investment

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 6 April 2014. Multitouch has received €3.5 million in capital investment from Ilmarinen and Veritas and Finnvera in its latest round of funding. The investment is said to be used for sales and marketing strategies. MultiTouch is Finnish developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered […]

Finnish IT Company, Blancco, Hopes to Make it in South Korea

(FINNBAY) – Joensuu, 2 April 2014. Before many South Korean corporations were hit by a widespread attack that wiped data and shut down their systems back in 20 March 2014, KT Corporation (formerly Korea Telecom) were already in the look for securing their data. They found their solutions in Finland with Blancco. Blancco, a Finnish company operating […]

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen Using Windows 7 Tells Some About Personality

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 30 March 2014. Apple vs. Microsoft, Mac vs. Windows, and Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 are some of the never-ending arguments of the tech world. Thousands of articles, videos or other text works are pledged to prove the superiority of the one over another. Joining in the argument from a political point of […]

ISPs Can Block Customers’ Access to Internet, EU Court Says

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Brussels, 27 March 2014. An Internet service provider (ISP) may be ordered to block its customers’ access to a copyright-infringing website, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday. Such an injunction and its enforcement must, however, ensure a fair balance between the right to information and intellectual property rights, the Luxembourg tribunal said. […]

21 Finnish Startups Nominated for Europe’s Best 100

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 26 March 2014. Red Herring, an influential organisation focusing on high technology innovators and venture investors, nominated 21 Finnish startup companies to Red Herring Europe’s most promising startups. Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe forum will celebrate the top private companies in the European region. On 7-9 April 2014 in Amsterdam, around 250 companies (including […]