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Finland among the top five in the global Web Index

Finland among the top five in the global Web Index | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland ranks on the fifth place in the Web Index 2012, a global ranking that measures the impact of the web on the world’s people and nations. The Web Index was launched by the Web Foundation which is led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
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Thinglink launches rich pictures, plans images 2.0

Thinglink launches rich pictures, plans images 2.0 | Finland | Scoop.it
The web may have revolutionized video and audio, but the humble still image hasn’t altered much over the years.

Five years ago, Ulla Engeström came up with the idea for Thinglink, a service that would be able to recognize any object and link it to information on the Internet. In that time, the world has changed, and so has the company. In fact, last year the business, which is based in Helsinki, Finland, underwent something of a transformation, brought in highly respected Nokia technologist Janne Jalkanen as CTO and raised $1 million in funding from Nordic investors Inventure and Lifeline.
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Web is like democracy: Sir Tim Berners-Lee - CIOL News Reports

Web is like democracy: Sir Tim Berners-Lee - CIOL News Reports | Finland | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Berners-Lee felt it was increasingly the need of the people across the geography to consider access to the Internet a right as much as any other civil right. Already, Finland has accepted the right to the Internet as a human right," he said.
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The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland's education system is touted by many as one of the best, if not the best, in the world, and its students consistently score at or neat the top of international tests ...
Read more: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/12/27/the-best-resources-to-learn-about-finlands-education-system/
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Holvi wins Seedcamp business idea competition - Good News from Finland

Holvi wins Seedcamp business idea competition - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
The Holvi web service is the first Finnish company and only the second Nordic company to win the international Seedcamp competition.

The winner, Holvi, is a web service directed towards groups, organizations, associations and event organizers that simplifies online banking and provides financial data in an easy to understand format. The service also allows users to set up their own web shops and assists in managing expense payments and membership registration.
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