Shucks, Finns: Finland tops 2018 global happiness index – The Washington Post The World Happiness Report published Wednesday ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. Europe’s Nordic nations have dominated the index. “Briefly put, (Nordic countries) are good at converting wealth into well-being,” In reaching No. 1, Finland nudged neighboring Norway into second place.

Safe, happy and free: does Finland have all the answers? | The Guardian It seems that Finland is now topping nearly every global social ranking. Last year, on the centenary of its independence, Finland was ranked, by assorted international indices, the most stable, the safest and the best-governed country in the world. It was also the third wealthiest, the third least corrupt, the second most socially progressive

The maker of the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy and suspends manufacturing | TechCrunch This again proves that,making hardware is hard – both design and business sides. An another Finnish hardware startup with big plans seems to have finished the business. The Finnish phone maker’s story so far is one of delay after delay, and now it’s announced, via Facebook post, that it’s suspending manufacturing. “A recent news

Finland is the Mobile Data Capitol of the World – IEEE Spectrum It seems that we really need 5G in Finland before 4G slows down too much due high use of it. Several factors make Finland a potential sandbox for 5G developers: the average person in Finland used about 20 gigabytes (GB) of mobile data in December 2017, a dramatic rise from the 2016 average of

Software Developer Shortage

News all over say that there seems to be a serious software developer shortage now. According to Business Insider, Finland currently lacks over 7000 software developers. And if the trend continues, the need will grow to 15,000 unfilled positions in 2020. The issue isn’t limited to just Finland. Other Nordic countries have the same problem. Software engineers have been at the

Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow  It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. More

Suomi Finland 100 years Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The newly born state was willed into being by the Finns after a long struggle. In spite of hard times, the Finnish people have for almost a hundred years engaged in the building of their country and making decisions together.