Slush 2017

Slush advertisesises itself as The world’s leading startup event, Nov 30– Dec 1 in Helsinki. Slush connects startups & tech talent with top-tier investors, executives and media. I will not be there, but I will add links to some news from there in comments.

Winter has came

Winter weather with snow has just came to southern Finland. Snow is not extreme weather here. Life, traffic and bisiness goes on normally here – snow does not stop anything here.

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