Game didn't make it on TV? SportTV.fi Streams it Online

Movies are going online, games are online, social interactions are going online. Why should sports be any different?

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Sneek a Peek at London's Coolest Offices

Editor’s note: this is a sponsored post by UK Trade and Investment

What’s the worst possible working space you can think of? I'm thinking Ricky Gervais’ The Office, but hey there's plenty of workspaces that fall under the no-good category.

One thing's for sure, London has plenty of bad but also plenty of amazing offices.

Last time we dug into how you should spread your wings once you set foot on London ground with your startup, so this time we felt like it's time to take an actual peek at the impressive office alternatives you can get with money, brain or a combination of those two.

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Timbeeeeer!! (Diameter)

For a startup dealing with logs, Timber Diameter has pulled off quite the impressive run through the past year. Winning a couple of rather intensive competitions against more than a hundred other startups got them seed funded and on national television. Since the business they find themselves in is global in a different sense of the word when compared to the usual internet startups, Timber Diameter has potential penetration in areas like Tanzania.

Timber Diameter started 15 years ago. Not literally of course, but the seeds of it’s birth were implanted in the mind of Vallo Visnapuu when he first started running a sawmill. Year after year he occasionally gets one of those “difficult” customers, with whom he has arguments concerning the volume of the merchandise. You see, apparently there are basically three ways of coming up with the volume of a large pile of logs: laser, ruler or your own pair of good ol’ eyes.

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Chroma Studios get $300k to make things go BOOM!


Mobile games company Chroma Studios from Copenhagen have secured $300,000 seed funding from Capnova, a Danish investment and development company. The investment sounds like a bold move, given that it is to a company that will be making their first title with the finances, but not quite as bold as Chroma Studios own ambitions. They’ve announced that the title will be a ‘Candy Crush killer’, how are they going to pull that one off?

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Facebook buys Finland's Pryte


Facebook has now acquired its second Finnish company in the past few months, this time grabbing Pryte, a Helsinki-based tech company that allows single-click buying of mobile data on a per-app basis. By doing so, telecoms in emerging markets can just provide the exact amount of data for the apps that users want, rather than bundling data in bulk. Bringing the costs down for internet in emerging markets fits into Zuckerberg's internet.org mission to bring internet to the "next 5 billion people".

This past April Facebook acquired Moves, a Helsinki-based fitness and activity tracking app.

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A Few Takeaways from Arctic 15

Between all of the networking sessions, startup pitches, demo stands, and one-on-one meetings, there were a ton of great talks on the two stages at Arctic15.  For all of our readers who didn’t have a chance to attend--and for the attendees who may’ve missed a few of the presentations they hoped to catch--here are some of the key takeaway points from a few of the talks.

This is just a brief glimpse into the many valuable discussions held at the conference. So if you want to add some insight from your own favorite talks, share your thoughts in the comments section at the end of the article.

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Nordic Entrepreneurs: Hit Up this Tight-Knit event in Madrid this June

Startup The Fusion is looking like it's going to play a good host to Nordic entrepreneurs down in Madrid on the 26th and 27th of June. Hosted by Silicon Karne along with Slush, they're getting together 300-350 people including international tech media, investors, Rovio folks, and Real Madrid's digital people.

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Pirate Bay, Flattr, and Heml.is Founder Peter Sunde Arrested

A little more than two months ago we announced Swedish entrepreneur Peter Sunde’s candidacy in the European Parliament. Unfortunately today’s news are a little grimmer: Peter Sunde, founder of notorious The Pirate Bay and less notorious Flattr and Heml.is, has been arrested in Sweden after two long years as an Interpol fugitive.

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Watch these Japanese Clash of Clans commercials

Not to be proud of my ignorance, but I don't understand Japanese. Looking at our Google Analytics traffic details, it seems most of you don't either, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy these new Clash of Clans TV commercials hitting the Japanese market:

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AppInTop Launches Public Beta: Automated App Marketing for Budget Developers

Nikolay Evdokimov is a Russian serial-entrepreneur whose name might be one worth memorizing in case you ever find yourself in a boozeless dinner table full of Russian investors and you need a tension breaking topic to discuss about.

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betapitch come to Copenhagen


One of the things that fosters a healthy and active start up scene is a good pitching competition. It’s a space for new ideas to get aired and face the test of public opinion, plus for the winners there are prizes that can offer money, office space, coaching and exposure. There are many such events taking place all over Europe throughout the year and one coming soon is betapitch | copenhagen which is open to applications right now.

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What happens when the Internet goes down?

So right after Arctic15, we decided to take some of our speakers to the worlds most northern point with a permanent population - Svalbard. Basically to see polar bears, do some dogsledding and see the most remote Russian towns, including the worlds northernmost Lenin statue.

Yet, we were there looking for some sort of a wow-factor. We even created a fake picture of a polar bear using a stuffed toy (see below).

With 10 minutes left until take-off, there was no story. Then my internet went down on the phone. This was followed by all the screens in the airport changing to 404 error messages.

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Life-saving NFC: SOS-ICE launched at Arctic15

Imagine the following: you have a serious medical condition (could be epilepsy, a severe type 1 diabetes, or even an extreme allergy to nuts for example) and you get an attack that requires immediate emergency treatment.

You arrive to the ER and doctors are trying to figure out what’s wrong; the faster they’re able to give proper treatment, the quicker you’ll get better. Basically every second counts.

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Parenting website Wauwaa receives €500k investment


It’s been nearly a year since we last talked about the Finnish parenting start up Wauwaa. Then they had closed a seed round to launch an online platform for parents. It’s the success of that platform that has lead to this new round of investment, to improve the website and service to drive even more growth.

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MyNextRun raises €500,000

It's running season again, which is probably why MyNextRun is pushing us news that they've raised half-a-million, pushing their total funding to a total of €1 million. The company provides an aggregation and booking service for running events, allowing runners to find and book races ranging from quick and easy 5k's to ultramarathons.

MyNextRun is aggregating all the races it can find - even if the races aren't doing ticketing through MyNextRun's platform - which helps casual runners like myself to find new events, and helps MyNextRun play the long game of getting new races onto their platform by showing them traffic numbers.

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Startup Wise Guys partners with Notion Capital for Fall '14 batch

To be a serious startup accelerator these days, it seems you've got to have some sort of partnership to capital. Tallinn's Startup Wise Guys, playing a central accelerator in the Estonian Mafia startup scene, has now partnered with Notion Capital, a UK based fund, to provide some follow-on funding to the accelerator's best teams and to help them get set up in the UK market.

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Meet even more Demo'ians - Part 3

We’re overflowing with amazing start ups here in Arctic15 and the task of profiling as many of the wonderful demo booth holders as we can may seem daunting to some. Not to our writing team however! It’s time to check out some more of the great teams that have gathered here.

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Meet the Demo'ians: Part 2

Here’s round two of the Demo’ians: five more startups that are spreading the word about their companies to everyone at Arctic15.

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Meet the Arctic15 Demo'ians - Part 1


Here at Arctic15 we’ve got a great bunch of start ups showing off their products and services, and it wouldn’t be fair to ignore them amongst all the excitement that our line up of speakers brings to the table. So over a series of articles prepare to meet the Demo'ians, some of the finest start ups around.

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TransferGo’s engaged customers driving growth


Since we profiled TransferGo in November life has been moving quickly for the boys from Lithuania. They got in touch during their launch into Norway to catch us up on what’s been happening in the world of digital remittance and tell us some stories.

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