The whole world knows that nobody does mobile games like Finland. But what about mobile apps? From practical to purely fun, let’s take a look at a few Finnish mobile apps that have made their mark on the global app market.
Even in an era of digital dominance, people still buy from people, whether it relates to a product, service or an idea. Therefore, it remains important to practice being yourself and delivering key messages in your own voice… For the time being anyway.
As humans, we have a great capacity to do ‘interesting’ things when under pressure, so my approach as a coach is to help others to plan for and avoid such performance peculiarities during a speech.
At the planning phase, a touch of routine can be crucial for those unpredictable moments and helps people to deliver a more comfortable, confident and compelling pitch.
Here are 5 ’must-haves’ to deliver a better version of yourself with positive energy as your support act.
What’s like running water, only delivered directly to your hands? Is it your hand perspiration following an early morning coffee binge? No you dummy, it’s the internet! On your smartphone! But just like running water, the internet relies on complicated infrastructure. The fact of the matter is that the internet is a network of networks: privately and publicly owned machinery that speak the same language even when their owners do not.
This interconnection can seem magical, universal, global and instant. But it does so only until the moment something goes wrong, or the laws of physics – or computing – pose limits. Even in the best of conditions, when no one cuts one of those crazy long undersea fiberoptic cables, geographical distance, bad software and high level peering agreements can affect how fast different parts of the Internet can talk to each other.
This is where the The RIPE Atlas project comes in to help figure out where the bottlenecks are – to the benefit of everyone! It’s free to participate, and you get the gadget pictured above in the mail!
Ever heard of the Darknet? The new digital Wild West, whose mere name is so packed with mystery that it must be something weird and dangerous beyond human understanding? Well, I’ve been researching it for several years and the mystery has pretty much dissolved. What’s left is the excitement of this virtual, ever changing, ever pulsating world.
The Darknet is sometimes perceived as an out of control and dangerous misuse of unbreakable encryption that leaves the police helpless to solve crimes. Based on powerful tools like the anonymous Tor Browser and Bitcoin, the Darknet is often described as the ”dark underbelly of the Internet”. News anchors refer to spaces created with Darknet technology as a sickening dens of criminals, terrorists and perverts.
My view was similar when I started my own research of the Darknet. But labelling the Darknet only as the new criminal underworld just does not make sense. It’s so much more. Let’s have a look.
Much has been said about the Finnish startup scene. Finnish entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms. But the basic story remains that there’s a lot of human capital freed up after the swan song of Nokia, while new talent keeps brewing in our country’s tuition-free higher education system.
So, to get a better idea of what’s cooking in Finland right now, we’ve spent some time studying the scene. Now, we can present our list of super interesting Finnish companies, with varying levels of funding and progress, which we think will make waves (or even bigger waves) in 2016.