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Blaast hits Android, squeezing data for emerging markets

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As recent figures have shown, 72 percent of all mobile devices being sold – not just smartphones – are now Android-based. That points to an invasion by the Google OS of emerging markets, but there’s a problem: data is still way too expensive for people in such areas. That’s why...
Blaast hits Android, squeezing data for emerging markets

Sponsor post: Slush lights up northern startup scene

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Dark. Cold. Slush on the ground. Cool startups inside. Slush introduces a setting making a trip to slushy Helsinki worth it. The conference gathers the region’s most promising startups, international investors and a speaker lineup of hot entrepreneurs. The highlights from the program include the independent smartphone developer Jolla, which...
Sponsor post: Slush lights up northern startup scene
Welcome to Helsinki, home of the sauna, Supercell, and some angry birds
Out of the fire, into the sauna: How students power Finland's startup ecosystem
Futureful plots smarter StumbleUpon for the iPad

FishBrain Wins The Slush Conference Startup Competition In Helsinki

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FishBrain won the startup competition at Slush in Helsinki this week. The startup is a social network that lets sport fishing enthusiasts share their fishing experiences with friends using web and mobile apps. By adding their fishing trips and catches into the network, members can work out, for instance, what...
FishBrain Wins The Slush Conference Startup Competition In Helsinki

Rovio's Angry Birds soda now on sale in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, UK coming soon

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Expanding its merchandising and retail plans, Rovio has launched its bestselling (in Finland) Angry Birds soft drinks in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, with plans to bring the beverage to the UK “in the next few months.” Rovio’s “Might Eagle” Peter Vesterbacka confirmed the company’s sales spread into four...
Rovio's Angry Birds soda now on sale in Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, UK coming soon

Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services

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One of the most interesting startups to appear at the Slush conference in Helsink this week was Holvi. Not a million miles away from Bank Simple, seed-funded Holvi plans to attack traditional bank accounts with a super simple service which also gives the account holder a tonne of tools traditionally...
Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services

March of the Angry Birds. How Rovio is teaching Finnish startups to think big

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The ubiquity of Angry Birds in Finland cannot be overstated. The now familiar characters from the app that went wild appear to be everywhere in edible, wearable and even audible shapes. Heading over to the Slush conference from London to Helsinki, I flew with Finnair. While we sat on the...
March of the Angry Birds. How Rovio is teaching Finnish startups to think big
MeeGo Mobile Startup, Jolla, Names COO As New CEO As It Preps For Sailfish OS Launch; Former CEO To Focus On "Sailfish Strategy"

Rovio: Angry Birds soda is the best selling drink in Finland - "Ahead of Coke and Pepsi"

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Here’s a fun stat to emerge from the Slush conference, currently taking place in Helsinki, Finland. Angry Birds soda is the top-selling drink in that country. As noted by attendee Hanna Manninen and confirmed by our own Jamillah Knowles, who is at the event, the soda bearing Rovio’s mobile gaming...
Rovio: Angry Birds soda is the best selling drink in Finland - "Ahead of Coke and Pepsi"
Is this the next big smartphone platform? Meet Jolla's MeeGo-based Sailfish OS

Fishbrain wins the Slush lightweight startup competition in Helsinki

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Fishbrain , the social network that hopes to help its users catch more fish, has won the Lightweight category of the startup competition at the Slush conference in Helsinki. If you’re wondering about Middle and Heavyweight contenders at the conference, they were not highlighted at the end of the event. The...
Fishbrain wins the Slush lightweight startup competition in Helsinki
How’s this for cool? T-Mobile is connecting ice machines

Indoor Cycling With the Tacx Fortius

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A side view of the bike and trainer As an avid cyclist, January always makes me feel that winter is never going to end. Most winters, there are plenty of distractions, such as cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, and tubing; however, the weather this year has bounced up and down around...
Indoor Cycling With the Tacx Fortius
Rare interview: Oliver Samwer explains how Rocket has soared above its copycat rep
Transfluent translates for Unity, WordPress, Zendesk and Weibo

China Is Now Angry Birds' Biggest Market By Daily Users Says Rovio At Slush

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Speaking at the new super-sized Slush conference in Helsinki today (seriously, this thing has gotten a lot bigger), Rovio heads Niklas Hed (co-founder) and ‘Mighty Eagle’ Peter Vesterbacka, revealed to TechCrunch’s Kim Mai-Cutler on stage that Chinese players of Angry Birds had recently overtaken the US in terms of daily...
China Is Now Angry Birds' Biggest Market By Daily Users Says Rovio At Slush

Jolla Adds Sailfish SDK Installers For Windows, OS X, Linux To Push More Developers To Build Native Apps For Its MeeGo Platform

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Jolla, the Finnish startup that carried the MeeGo torch out of Nokia in order to light a fire under its own smartphone OS: Sailfish, has taken the next step in its platform play, launching SDK installers to encourage developers to get building native Sailfish apps. It’s offering graphical installers for Windows, OS X...
Jolla Adds Sailfish SDK Installers For Windows, OS X, Linux To Push More Developers To Build Native Apps For Its MeeGo Platform
Supercell is Accel's fastest growing company ever. (And it has a ball pit)

Jolla confirms first Sailfish OS demo on November 21st, device details by Christmas

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Jolla had already mentioned that it would show its MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS in November, but the startup now has exact dates to mark on the calendar. Come November 21st and 22nd, we'll get a peek at Jolla's take on the open platform's interface, apps and SDK at the Slush...
Jolla confirms first Sailfish OS demo on November 21st, device details by Christmas
Jolla details Sailfish OS: A look at its unique multitasking, menu and personalization features

Sport news in brief

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• British hopes fade at European speed skating championships• Sébastien Loeb claims his seventh Monte Carlo Rally victorySpeed Skating: British hopes hit the skids at EuropeansBritish hopefuls fell short of the finals on day two of the short track European Championships in Malmo. The men's 5,000m relay squad of Richard...
Sport news in brief

How To Mine Bitcoins

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Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – are the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going up in value and should maintain their value over time, unlike your mint condition Tiny the stuffed Chihuahua. But...
How To Mine Bitcoins

Zoku chills out with slushy maker

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The Zoku Slush and Shake Maker makes no-fuss chilled drinks in as little as 7 minutes. With no moving parts to deal with, the chilled beverage maker is perfect for warm, lazy days. [Read more]...
Zoku chills out with slushy maker

Holvi prepares to roll out banking for teams across Europe in 2013

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The financial services industry is seeing a lot of technological disruption these days, particularly in the arena of payments, but the humble bank account has remained relatively unaltered over recent years. Finland’s Holvi is trying to change that. The company’s services are aimed at teams that want to quickly set...
Holvi prepares to roll out banking for teams across Europe in 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Calls On AirBnB To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Guitarbots: Like Guitar Hero for real guitars, in your browser

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Swedish startup Ovelin has picked up plenty of awards over the past 18 months since we stumbled upon them demoing their first game WildChords at a conference in Malmo. Now they’re back with another fun take on learning to play the guitar, with the official launch of Guitarbots. Just like...
Guitarbots: Like Guitar Hero for real guitars, in your browser
Jolla Confirms It Will Unveil Sailfish MeeGo-Based OS Next Month

The Best of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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For ten days each January, in the snowy town of Park City, Utah, the year in independent cinema is set. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival was true to that promise and provided attendees with a slew of films that are sure to be not only among the year’s best,...
The Best of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
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