It’s Friday! Here’s what you’ve come to expect, a weekly rundown of news, events, and jobs. Top image is of Ikea adding apps to its new home theater system. It’s Ikea’s world, we’re just living in it.

News

This isn’t startup related, but I ran across Tom Fries of The Arctic Institute’s Arctic This Week loaded with political, economic, and foreign policy news. Lots of good reads in there, and it puts this humble list to shame. Updated on Mondays.

TeliaSonera is running some new pipes up to Facebook’s Luleå datacenter.

WSJ – Nokia outspent Apple nine times on R&D

The New York Times reports that Spotify is now raising money at a $4 Billion valuation.

Ask.fm has hit 6 million users.

Foodie.fm has launched a new Allergy Page to target people with food allergies. The Foodie.fm app and desktop service is a shopping platform and recommendation service.

Events

This is just a taste of all the events coming up. There’s a lot coming up, check them all out on our Events page.

First, we have to promote our ArcticEvening – Copenhagen event coming up on the 31st of this month. Free tickets! Free beer! Interesting talks!

Tickets for our Arctic15 conference on the 17-18 of October are also available at Arctic15.com.

22nd of May is Financing in Focus – The art of doing deals with an investor in Copenhagen.

On the 23rd is the C2 (squared.) Pitching competition in Tampere.

Also on the 23rd is a Lean Startup Meetup in Helsinki.

4-8 of June is Founders Week organized by AaltoES in Helsinki.

15-16 of June is the European Startup Contest organized in Bilbao. The application period is open to the end of the month, and the winners get two free tickets to our Arctic15 conference!

Jobs

Check the following out on our Jobs page. All are from Helsinki this week, but anyone can post a job for free.

Project Manager – Eniram

Lead Developer: Wireless Media Sharing Airplay/DLNA/UPnP – Tuxera

Mobile Software Developer – HyperIn

Web Developers for Web of Trust – Web of Trust

Production & Editing Assistant Storytally (Helsinki or International)

Interaction Designer internship / summer job – Tellyo

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