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The Friday Wrap-Up

Hi folks, it's been a funny week of news with all the May Day festivities, but here's your friday roundup. Top image is of the Spotify iPad app, which just came out this week. Find more news, events, and jobs below.

News:

Gecko Systems has just raised €150 000 in addition to their previous €200 000 round to boost their activities with the GLONASS (global navigation satellite) industry. We covered them in the past, and today they're slightly changing their strategy to include box-moving and complete solution sales. The company is preforming demand-based R&D projects and tells us that the forest industry is especially starting to see the advantages of GLONASS.

iZettle now accepts American Express.

Rovio's Angry Birds Space becomes fastest-growing mobile game.

Mojang produced a map of where all the Minecraft server connections are coming and going.

Ilves Watch!

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is no stranger to a startup office. I figure we should keep track of him here, as well as any other Heads of State that make their way into any office littered with Nerf guns and red-bull cans. Just this past week:

Here's President Ilves at Kinotehnik's offices.

And here's President Ilves at the Fortumo offices.

Events

Paying It Forward: Sliptree at Garage48 HUB in Tallinn this evening at 18:00!

Monetizing Android Apps - Keynote at the Aalto Venture Garage Saturday at 11:00.

BOOST Your Startup with GLOBAL TALENTS is coming on strong at the Aalto Design factory Tuesday May 8th at 17:00

Please go to Startup Weekend Copenhagen Finance on May 11th and make me a new bank, because mine is bumming me out right now.

Health Hack Day will take place at the Hoa's Tool Shop HQ in Stockholm.

Rails Girls Helsinki will be running May 19th.

Jobs:

Over on ArcticStartup's Job Board we've got positions open at Business Angels Finland, Ovelin, Gruupz and so forth.

To find these jobs or to post your own job for free, visit the Jobs page.

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