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City of Salo interested in the HyperLoop test track

The city of Salo in Finland is trying to attract the Hyperloop test track to the city. The technology is based on a large vacuum tube track which allows trains to travel in excess of a thousand kilometres per hour.

Written by Janita on Friday July 1, 2016
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Kimi Räikkönen's August marriage comes with 500k price tag

Formula 1 driver Kimi Räikkönen, 36, and Minttu Virtanen, 29, are getting married this August. The couple has been tight lipped about their private life, but Seiska tabloid managed to get more information on the luxury wedding that is estimated to cost somewhere in tune of 500 000 EUR.

Written by Janita on Thursday June 23, 2016
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Finnish Tax Office cracking down on overseas eCommerce VAT payments

Foreign eCommerce vendors will have a harder time avoiding paying the Value Added Tax (VAT) to finland. The Finnish tax authority has started an operation where it is searching for eCommerce shops in the European Union (EU) who have not paid VAT to Finland. For Finnish vendors this is good news as not paying VAT is a direct competitive advantage for foreign merchants.

Written by Janita on Tuesday June 21, 2016
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Report: Finland the foremost country embracing digitalization

According to a report, Finland is best positioned to take advantage of the digitalization trend taking the world by storm. The report based on a study by Etlatieto finds that Finland has has continued momentum, rising from second to first in 2016.

Written by Janita on Thursday June 16, 2016
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Finland .fi domains management to change in September

The managemenent of Finnish .fi top level domains (TLDs) will be available globally after September 2016 in a change to management of the domains. This is a radical change as private personns and companies can no longer reserve domains from FICORA, the body governing telecommunications in Finland.

Written by Janita on Monday June 13, 2016
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Opening of western extension to Helsinki Metro delayed by months

The extension of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Metro towards the west in Helsinki and Espoo is delayd. Originally the traffic was supposed to start on August 15th 2016, but due to technical reasons the opening is delayed. The exact length of the delay is not known, but is estimated to be several months.

Written by Janita on Saturday June 11, 2016
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