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Mobile company Jolla faces restructuring

The company developing the Sailfish Operating system and select mobile devices enters debt restructuring. Jolla will also need to temporarily layoff a substancial number of it's employees. The move comes as the investment round, ending in November, is behind schedule.

Written by Janita on Saturday November 21, 2015
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Government announces cuts to employee benefits in Finland

Finland has been lagging behind in economic terms for a while now. While some sectors, such as IT are doing fine due to the pressure to digitalise services, more traditional industries and service sectors continue to struggle. The Finnish Government today announced measures to improve the competitiveness of the Finnish economy. This includes universal cuts to employment terms in Finland.

Written by Janita on Tuesday September 8, 2015
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HeiaHeia and Hintsa Performance to merge

Kauppalehti, a finnish newspaper, reports that that the startup HeiaHeia and Hintsa Performance will join forces. Together the companies hope to provide innovative services and products for people for people interested in athletics and wellness.

Written by Janita on Monday September 7, 2015
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Kimi Räikkönen now a purveyor of alcohol

At the end of August the cruise and ferry ship operator Tallink announced that it has acquired the rights to sell an alcoholic drink with the Iceman brand. The Finnish racing driver Kimi Räikkönen has now appeared in official media material for the Iceman Long Drink, a mild alcohol drink.

Written by Janita on Thursday September 3, 2015
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Statistics of Finns in Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison is a Canadian-based online dating service and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in a committed relationship. The company received significant attention on July 15, 2015, after hackers stole all of its customer data. The hackers finally released this data on August 18th, 2015. Here are some statistics of Finnish people in this leak.

Written by Janita on Wednesday August 19, 2015
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