Kazam Is Another European Startup Hoping Against Hope To Inch In To The Smartphone Hardware Market
Hardware is so hot right now. So hot, in fact, that another European hardware startup is formulating an attack on the smartphone hardware space -- joining the likes of Finland's Jolla and Spain's Geeksphone to have a go at handset making. The newest comer stepping in with a plan to shake up the "status quo" is called Kazam: a startup co-founded by a pair of former U.K. HTC execs.
Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia's Doorstep
Not content with following Nokia's past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-factor fancy you can think of, Samsung has gone one further. It's opened an R&D centre in Espoo, Finland, right on Nokia's doorstep. Literally on Nokia's doorstep.
Fox fur fetches record prices at Finnish auction
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Fox fur fetched record prices at a week-long auction in Finland that ended on Thursday, as strong demand from Asian buyers made up for weak European spending.
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King Quits Advertising Since It Earns So Much On Candy Crush Purchases
King, the decade-old gaming company that staged a surprising revival through the iPhone and its hit Candy Crush Saga, is abandoning advertising as a source of revenue. Going forward, they’ll be relying solely on virtual currency. (But really, it’s not like they need advertising at this point.) “We’ve grown very fast over the last year. The business model has changed because the majority of our revenue growth has come from micro-transactions around the Saga games,” said chief marketing officer Alex Dale. “It makes sense for us to reallocate the resources we had previously committed to advertising business.” The company has been around for about a decade and managed a destination site called King.com that launched hundreds of arcade-style games. Although they were a bit late to social gaming, they parlayed some of their best performing work onto the Facebook platform about two years ago. But their real success didn’t come until the last six months or so when they brought Candy ...
Euro-Zone's Woes Stretch to Finland
The prime minister warned more budget cuts may be needed to halt an inexorable rise in the debt level because of the stagnant economy.