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Finland has a huge deficit in software developers and it’s growing rapidly – Business Insider Nordic

http://nordic.businessinsider.com/finland-has-a-huge-deficit-in-software-developers-and-its-growing-rapidly-2017-6/  According to the Finnish Information Processing Association, TIVIA, the country has an immediate need for 7,000 more software development professionals with the anticipated demand further expected to grow by up to 3,800 people annually. This can mean EUR 3-4 billion annually in lost GDP. So, if the pay is good, why the massive headcount deficit? Roughly

Going to a sauna twice a week cuts pneumonia risk, study finds

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/09/saunas-cut-pneumonia-risk/ Sauna is good for you in many ways has been known in Finland for a long time. Here is another proof:  Sweating in a sauna at least twice a week could slash the risk of potentially deadly infections like pneumonia, research shows. Men who enjoyed sauna sessions on a regular basis were almost 30 per cent less likely to develop the

Teknologia 17, 10.-12.10.2017 Messukeskus Helsinki.

http://teknologia.messukeskus.com/ Huge professional technology fair opens now for three days in Helsinki Finland. It contains electronics components fair Elkom in it. Elkom in Helsinki is one of the leading trade fairs for professional electronicsin the Baltic region. This exhibition is communication and information platform in the industry and offers the exhibiting companies the opportunity to

Uusiteknologia magazine issue 2/2017

Newsest issue 2/2017 of Uusiteknologia magazine has been just published. The magazine has three technical articles written by me (Ethernet, Bluetooth Mesh and smart phone OS). The magazine is in Finnish language, but the technical articles have also short summaries written in English. You can read the magazine on-line or download in PDF format.  

An Angry Birds Empire: Games, Toys, Movies and Now an I.P.O. 

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/business/dealbook/angry-birds-rovio-ipo.html?referer=http://m.facebook.com/ The digital world is littered with one-hit wonders — companies that tried to turn a single successful brand into a big-time business only to be eclipsed by changing technology and consumer tastes. The maker of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, hopes to defy that trend. Rovio found success in a smartphone game Angry Birds. Rovio helped

End of Solu Machines

I have written several postings on SOLU computer that aimed to reinvent personal computer. Solu Machines, founded in 2014, was developing a Solu computer it claimed to be revolutionary. I did report about it that because it looked interesting and I happen to know the person behind this vision. At least what they did was

Kristoffer Lawson talks about a future where you zoom into work | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/04/kristoffer-lawson-talks-about-a-future-where-you-zoom-into-work/ Kristoffer Lawson created Solu, the social computer. His tiny device uses a unique UI and UX to allow you to connect with friends and collaborate using an icon-based OS that lets you zoom in and out of work. Lawson speaks about the future of computing and how his ideas – and the ideas of other