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Tallinn among the Top 21 intelligent communities in the world

The international think tank Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) included Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, on its list of the 21 most intelligent communities in the world. Making it onto the Smart21 list is the first step in the competition of over 400 communities worldwide vying for the title of the …

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The 8th Annual EstDocs Festival successfully came to an end (video)

EstDocs is an annual not-for-profit Estonian documentary film festival and competition held in Toronto, that presents stories from Estonia. Its mission is to provide a 360-degree perspective on Estonian history, politics, arts, culture, sport, and other subjects. This year’s EstDocs Festival raised its curtains on October 11 in Toronto and …

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Garage48 Tartu 2012 produces myriad of potential world beaters (video)

Estonian hackathon Garage48 had a prolific weekend in Tartu, where a number of new innovative start-up firms were set up in a space of two days. Garage48 hackathonis an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers, project managers collaborate intensively on software …

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EstDocs 2012 Celebrates a Century of Estonian Cinema in Toronto (Video)

EstDocs is an annual not-for-profit Estonian documentary film festival and competition held in Toronto, that presents stories from Estonia. Its mission is to provide a 360-degree perspective on Estonian history, politics, arts, culture, sport, and other subjects. Established in 2005 and so far visited by over 10 000 film lovers, …

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New IT hobby groups called Smartlabs for 10-19 year olds announced in Estonia, backed by Microsoft

The creation of new hobby groups for 10-19 year olds involve getting instructed in robotics, programming, mobile app and web design. The idea was generated by Vaata Maailma Foundation which has been working on other IT education initiatives in Estonia since 2001 – such as helping with IT education programs …

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Startup Wise Guys Accelerator opens with a new 1 Million € deal for alumni

Tallinn based tech accelerator Startup Wise Guys announced that they have struck a deal with a venture investor SmartCap. SmartCap is an Estonian based venture capital fund management company and they have commited to invest 1 MEUR into Startup Wise Guys alumni companies with local presence. Startup Wise Guys is …

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Artist of the week: underground musician Maria Minerva (video)

Maria Minerva aka Maria Juur is an Estonian underground musician, based in London, and currently touring the US. She is releasing music on the prominent and prolific Los Angeles independent label Not Not Fun and its dance-oriented sub-label 100% Silk. She is known for her eclectic and dreamy music style and lo-fi videos. She …

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Artist of the week (Video): Ewert and the Two Dragons

Ewert and The Two Dragons is an Estonian indie-rock band whose line-up consists of vocalist Ewert Sundja, guitarist Erki Pärnoja, drummer Kristjan Kallas, and bassist Ivo Etti. Their distinctive name came from a movie that Sundja was a fan of and although the name states that there are three people …

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Estonia sends Toomas Hussar’s debut film Mushrooming to Oscars 2013 (Video)

Toomas Hussar’s film Mushrooming will compete for an Academy Award in Best Foreign Film category at Oscars in 2013. The debut feature premiered at Karlovy Vary film festival, before also showing in Toronto International Film Festival. The story follows a politician who tries to take a break from work by mushroom …

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