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FINLAND

Angry Birds creator Rovio appoints woman CEO
Angry Birds creator Rovio appoints woman CEO

HELSINSKI, FINLAND: Rovio, the Finnish maker of the hugely popular Angry Birds mobile game, has appointed Kati Levoranta as its first woman chief executive officer, the company announced on Wednesday.

10 Dec 2015

FINLAND

US regulator clears Nokia acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent
US regulator clears Nokia acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

HELSINKI - Finnish telecom group Nokia announced on Monday it has received all US regulatory approvals needed for its proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, taking a step closer towards creating the world's biggest supplier of mobile phone network equipment...

15 Sep 2015

FINLAND

Nokia eyes mobile phone comeback through partnership
Nokia eyes mobile phone comeback through partnership

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia says it is looking at re-entering the mobile phone market by striking a licensing deal with another firm.

15 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

FINLAND

UK most awarded country at 2014 Eurobest Festival of Creativity
UK most awarded country at 2014 Eurobest Festival of Creativity

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Eurobest, Europe's leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Craft, Interactive, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Design, PR, Integrated, Mobile and Branded Content & Entertainment advertising, has announced the 2014 winners...

5 Dec 2014

FINLAND

Paper giant UPM slashes European paper production, cuts 550 jobs
Paper giant UPM slashes European paper production, cuts 550 jobs

HELSINKI, FINLAND: The world's leading maker of magazine paper, Finland's UPM-Kymmene, announced 550 job losses in Europe on Thursday in an industry hard hit by readers moving to digital publications...

17 Nov 2014

FINLAND

Inspiring creativity - Eurobest, European Festival of Creativity
Inspiring creativity - Eurobest, European Festival of Creativity

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Eurobest, the European Festival of Creativity, taking place from 1-3 December 2014 in Helsinki, promises content designed to challenge thinking and inspire new ways of approaching the creative process.

14 Oct 2014

FINLAND

Angry Birds not selling so jobs going
Angry Birds not selling so jobs going

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Rovio, the Finnish manufacturer of the popular mobile game "Angry Birds" announced has it is cutting at least 130 jobs, because sales have fallen sharply.

6 Oct 2014

FINLAND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INDIA

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

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

UNITED KINGDOM

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

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

UNITED STATES

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

FRANCE

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

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

FRANCE

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

UNITED KINGDOM

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

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

GERMANY

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED KINGDOM

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

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