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INFOGRAM: Estonia has the third fastest public Wi-Fi in the world

According to Rotten WiFi, a global WiFi and 3G/4G testing and evaluation service, Estonia has the third fastest public WiFi in the world, behind Lithuania and Croatia. Rotten’s users have measured and evaluated the quality of public hotspots in 172 countries worldwide, testing hundreds of networks. The collected data revealed …

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Taxify raises €1.4 million to expand in Central Europe


The ambition to expand into four new countries helped the Estonian-founded taxi app, Taxify, raise €1.4 million in funding from multiple international investors – Adcash (one of the world’s largest advertising networks), Rubylight (the investor of Ask.fm and Odnoklassniki) and the London-based investment fund, TMT Investments. According to the founder of …

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Norma’s safety systems for cars help save 30,000 lives a year

The company which became famous in Estonia for the production of car safety belts forty years ago is today a part of the international corporation Autoliv. The history of AS Norma dates back to the 19th century, when in 1891 a tinsheet workshopwas founded in Tallinn. In 1957, Norma became …

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SignWise – the e-signing solution from Estonia

SignWise is a two-year-old Estonian company that has developed an e-signature and authentication technology that aims to be at the forefront in the digital signature world. And it may very well be possible, too, as this little country just started off with the ambitious national startup project of giving e-residency to …

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Tallinn tech university and Samsung set up a mobile app testing lab in Tallinn

The Tallinn University of Technology, Samsung and communications firm Eesti Telekom are collaborating to set up a mobile applications testing lab in the Mektory innovation and business centre in Tallinn. “It is the first time that we have such an environment in Estonia where we can properly test mobile applications. We are …

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Estonia second in the world by internet freedom

Estonia continues to be one of the most wired countries in the world, with increasing internet access and online participation among citizens, the latest Freedom House report “Freedom on the Net 2014” said. Estonia secured the second position in the country rankings. “Estonia ranks among the most wired and technologically …

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Estonian speakers receive the 2015 CES “Best of Innovation” award

The Consumer Electronics Association on 11 November awarded the Estonian speakers, called Estelon Extreme, the “Best in Innovation” award in the High Performance Home Audio and Video product category. According to the company, Estelon Extreme is the “next step in speaker design evolution”. “Its monumental sculpture like design, standing up …

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Estonian smart street light company Cityntel to cooperate with Kuala Lumpur

The Estonian smart street light company, Cityntel, is to cooperate with the Malaysian cities of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, testing street lighting lamps and administration systems that use LED technology. In the first stage, Cityntel will deliver, installing a total of 200 smart street lighting fittings, connected to a control …

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