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Nokia 3310 nostalgia overshadows iPhone and Samsung

Nokia’s relaunch of its classic 3310 – the first mass-market mobile phone – has prompted a significant peak in consumer engagement with the brand, as half (50%) of consumers say they have read or heard about Nokia in the past week, according to a survey by Harris 24.

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03/03/2017  |  Full story...

Viral of the week: Samsung gets VR viewers to 'Face Their Fear'

Can VR help people overcome their fear of spiders? Samsung wanted to find out with this new VR experiment. See why it's our viral of the week below...


18/07/2016  |  Full story...

10-year old who hacked Instagram wins $10,000 prize

A 10-year-old hacker has been awarded thousands of dollars for breaking into Instagram – a service he’s too young even to use.

06/05/2016  |  Full story...

Video viral of the week: Vanilla Ice sells Ice Cream to Finland

Rapper Vanilla Ice has been hired to celebrate the joys of vanilla ice cream as part of a video-led campaign to raise awareness of online casino brand Casumo in Finland.

19/11/2015  |  Full story...

Nokia sells Here maps to German car giants for $3bn

Nokia is selling its Here maps service to German car makers Audi, BMW, and Mercedes for $3 billion.

03/08/2015  |  Full story...

Angry Birds 2 under fire for ‘freemium’ pricing model

Rovio has launched Angry Birds 2, the follow up to the hugely successful mobile game. But the Finnish firm is under-fire for a new in-app purchases system.

30/07/2015  |  Full story...

Finland online marketing trends: Online ad spend overtakes TV

Home to Angry Birds and Nokia, online advertising is booming in Finland, overtaking TV ad spend for the first time this year.

28/11/2014  |  Full story...

Rovio axes 130 staff as Angry Birds growth stalls

Rovio is laying off 16% of its workforce as the Angry bird maker focuses on its games, media and consumer products businesses amid stalling growth.

03/10/2014  |  Full story...

New boss at Nokia as Microsoft takeover finalised

Nokia has named Rajeev Suri as its new chief executive officer, as the mobile maker completes its sale to Microsoft.

29/04/2014  |  Full story...

Angry Birds maker profits fall by half

Rovio, the Finnish game maker behind Angry Birds, saw revenues rise just 2.5% as profit growth fell by half, according to its latest financial post.

29/04/2014  |  Full story...

Nokia to be renamed Microsoft Mobile?

The Nokia brand could be obsolete by the end of this year, as Microsoft’s takeover of the iconic mobile maker nears completion.

22/04/2014  |  Full story...

Online news trends: Finland leads the way in Europe

News and information sites capture a large proportion of the European online audience with 8 in 10 internet users accessing one of these sites in September 2013, according to new research from comScore.

27/11/2013  |  Full story...

Global web trends: 40% of world online by 2014 as mobile broadband soars

Forty percent of the world's population will be online by the end of the year, still leaving 4.4 billion people unconnected, according to a UN report.

09/10/2013  |  Full story...

Angry Birds gets educational- teaches kids physics with ‘Playground’

Angry Birds maker Rovio has got into the education market with a new educational product aimed at teaching kids physics based on the popular mobile game.

17/09/2013  |  Full story...

Reach of sports sites across Europe: Top 18 countries

This chart shows the reach of sports sites across Europe's online population.The top three sports sites accessed during the period are Yahoo! Sports, Goal Sites and Eurosport. 79% of Turkey's online population accessed a sports site during the time period, 12% more than Ireland, the country with the second highest reach (47%).

Reach of sports sites across Europe: Top 18 countries. This chart shows the reach of sports sites across Europe's online population.The top three sports sites accessed during the period are Yahoo! Sports, Goal Sites and Eurosport. 79% of Turkey's online population accessed a sports site during the time period, 12% more than Ireland, the country with the second highest reach (47%).

28/07/2013  |  Full story...

European mobile traffic trends: UK, Ireland and Russia lead the way

In Europe, the computer is no longer the only access point for digital content. New data from comScore indicates that the UK, Ireland and Russia lead Europe for mobile traffic.

14/05/2013  |  Full story...

Angry Birds ‘Friends’ gets social with Facebook twist

Rovio Mobile has launched Angry Birds Friends for Apple and Android devices, letting players of the popular mobile game compete against Facebook friends.

03/05/2013  |  Full story...

Nokia adds Whatsapp button for $72 Asha mobile

Nokia has launched a feature phone with a dedicated WhatsApp physical button, offering users a cross platform messaging tool as a free wi-fi-based alternative to texts.

25/04/2013  |  Full story...

Angry Birds maker Rovio doubled sales last year

Rovio has posted sales of €152m, more than double its revenue for 2011, as the Angry Birds reator continues its success as one of the world’s biggest mobile games makers.

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Swedish web users ‘are most savvy’, says inventor of the web

Sweden tops the list of most savvy web users in the world, with the US and UK following behind, according to a new survey launched by Internet inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee charity foundation. The study, compiled by Sir Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation, ranked both the social and political impact of the web.

06/09/2012  |  Full story...

Angry Birds maker Rovio buys Finnish rival

Angry Birds maker Rovio has bought Futuremark Games Studio for an undisclosed sum. Futuremark Games Studio, formed in January 2008 and also based in Finland, is known for games such as Unstoppable Gorg, Hungribles, and Shattered Horizon.

28/03/2012  |  Full story...

Online banking trends in Europe: Top 5 countries revealed

The Netherlands and France have the highest penetration of online banking users in Europe, followed by Sweden, the UK and Finland, according to new research. The study, from comScore, looked at internet usage in Europe, showing 381.5 million unique visitors went online in December 2011 for an average of 27.5 hours per person.

17/02/2012  |  Full story...

Nokia debuts first Windows 7 smartphone 'Lumia'

Nokia has launched the Lumia, its first Windows 7 smartphone since its partnership with Microsoft earlier this year, as the worlds largest phone manufacturer looks to topple Apple and Google in the smartphone market. The Lumia 800 will go on sale in the UK within weeks, and Nokia began accepting preorders this week. Stephen Elop, Nokia chief executive said the new handset is the "first real Windows phone". It has a 3.7-inch screen, eight megapixel camera and runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

27/10/2011

27/10/2011  |  Full story...

Nokia wins Apple iPhone patent case

Nokia has won a landmark case against Apple for using technologies patented by the Finnish phone giant in its iPhone. The victory is the result of Apple settling a patent dispute, which began in October 2009 and led to more than 40 claims and counter-actions. Nokia sued Apple in the United States, arguing the iPhone-maker was getting a "free ride" on technologies patented by Nokia. The terms of the deal have remain confidential but Nokia has said its second-quarter earnings will be boosted by the agreement to settle all litigation.

15/06/2011

15/06/2011  |  Full story...

Virtual worlds back in vogue? Habbo Hotel owner makes record profits

Finnish group Sulake, owner of the Habbo Hotel virtual world, said it made a record net profit of €1.6m in 2010, on revenue up 20% at €56.2m, driven by sales of virtual goods and games. The Helsinki-headquartered company said 2010's numbers represented the best annual financial results in its history, and that its profit for the fiscal year came out to €1.6 million ($2.3 million) -- Sulake has not disclosed profits for 2009, but the firm said its profitably increased this year.

06/04/2011

06/04/2011  |  Full story...

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