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Finland's government offices hacked, documents taken
Finland's government offices hacked, documents taken

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finland's government authorities said they had been attacked by hackers working for one or several foreign nations who stole a "remarkable" number of files over a period of several years.

3 Jul 2014 09:53

FINLAND

Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish telecommunications company Nokia has recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet because it could give customers an electric shock.

22 Apr 2014 08:50

FINLAND

Nokia mobile sales drop ahead of Microsoft handover
Nokia mobile sales drop ahead of Microsoft handover

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Nokia announced falling mobile phone sales and lower profits in its latest financial report before handing its mobile phone business over to Microsoft.

24 Jan 2014 07:43

FINLAND

Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast
Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast

HELSINKI, FINLAND: In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.

11 Nov 2013 09:43

FINLAND

Nokia reports €91m net loss as sales fall
Nokia reports €91m net loss as sales fall

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia announced on Tuesday, 29 October, a net loss of €91m in the third quarter as sales continued to spiral downwards.

30 Oct 2013 07:19

FINLAND

Microsoft buys Nokia phone unit to fight Apple, Google
Microsoft buys Nokia phone unit to fight Apple, Google

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Nokia said on Tuesday it was selling its beleaguered mobile phone unit to Microsoft for €5.44bn (US$7.17bn) as the US tech giant tries to fight back against rivals Apple and Google.

4 Sep 2013 08:08

FINLAND

Nokia sells phone unit to Microsoft for €5.44bn
Nokia sells phone unit to Microsoft for €5.44bn

HELSINKI, FINLAND - Beleaguered Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia will sell its mobile phone unit to US group Microsoft for €5.44bn, it said on Tuesday, 3 September.

3 Sep 2013 09:22

FINLAND

Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report
Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report

Tax problems lead to Nokia criticism of India as its "least favourable market"in which to operate.

26 Aug 2013 05:42

FINLAND

Paper cuts leave Finnish economy hurting
Paper cuts leave Finnish economy hurting

HELSINKI, FINLAND: In the wake of mobile giant Nokia's spectacular fall, another pillar of the Finnish economy is struggling to adapt to the digital age: the paper industry.

14 May 2013 13:55

FINLAND

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

FINLAND

Patent dispute - Nokia, Blackberry settle
Patent dispute - Nokia, Blackberry settle

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile giant Nokia said it was withdrawing all its lawsuits against Blackberry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) after reaching an agreement on patent licencing.

24 Dec 2012 10:00

FINLAND

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

FINLAND

Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention
Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention

PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.

7 Nov 2012 10:29

FINLAND

Nokia to launch new Lumia model in US with Verizon

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia said on Monday that it had chosen the second biggest US operator, Verizon Wireless, to distribute its new Lumia 822 model exclusively when it is launched this autumn.

31 Oct 2012 06:38

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Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered
Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012 07:57

FINLAND

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites
European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012 12:38

FINLAND

McDonald's Fry Challenge
McDonald's Fry Challenge

HELSINKI, FINLAND: An interactive challenge brought friends together with the loser having to buy the rest of the group a Big Mac meal.

26 Mar 2012 11:45

FINLAND

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012 08:37

FINLAND

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012 10:40

FINLAND

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe
Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012 12:23

FINLAND

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012 12:14

FINLAND

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors
Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012 10:02

FINLAND

Internet usage in European markets
Internet usage in European markets

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went online in October 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

12 Dec 2011 11:15

FINLAND

Overview of European Internet usage in September 2011
Overview of European Internet usage in September 2011

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 373.4 million unique visitors went online in September 2011 for an average of 26.4 hours per person. This release highlights Internet usage in 49 European markets aggregated into the European region and provides individual reporting on 18 markets.

17 Nov 2011 09:46

FINLAND

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

FINLAND

Difficult period for technical consumer goods in Western Europe
Difficult period for technical consumer goods in Western Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €41.8 billion* in the second quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 5.1% compared to last year's figures.

5 Sep 2011 12:23

FINLAND

Burn a celebrity
Burn a celebrity

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Non-smoking campaign drops preaching messages in favour of glossy gossip.

25 Aug 2011 11:05

FINLAND

Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year
Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 368.6 million unique visitors went online in June 2011 for an average of 26.1 hours per person.

19 Aug 2011 13:05

FINLAND

Fit for fashion
Fit for fashion

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: It's been a while since we've featured a campaign that uses overtly sexual imagery to drive consumer engagement. It isn't big, and it isn't clever, but this online fitness studio that promotes the spring/summer collection from men's fashion brand Jack & Jones provides hours of entertainment.

10 Aug 2011 09:01

FINLAND

Overview of European Internet usage for May 2011
Overview of European Internet usage for May 2011

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 366.9 million unique visitors went online in May 2011 for an average of 26.8 hours per person.

8 Jul 2011 11:02

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