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Old News and New Events: The Friday Roundup

Somehow it’s Friday already, meaning we’re getting you another roundup of news and events for you to scan through. One thing we would like to promote are our Events and Jobs pages, which are free and self-service for anyone looking to promote their job openings and happenings. Also If you have any news or press releases for us, feel free to share it by sending an email to editor (at) arcticstartup.com. We obey all embargoes!

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Tinkercad released their first Friday Roundup of news going on with the company and their 3D printing community. I would like to think of ArcticStartup as a trendsetter, as if we invented the concept. We still need a name or title for this weekly feature. Tweet at us @arcticstartup

Flattr co-founder Peter Sunde share the stage at London Web Summit with Ben Milne (Dwolla), John Lunn (PayPal) and Jacob de Geer (iZettle) to discuss the future of money. The future of money, decentralization and London Web Summit. We’re hosting a similar discussion in Stockholm next week, although the tickets to ArcticEvening Stockholm have sold out. See everyone there next week!

iZettle card readers are now sold in 85 Telia shops across Sweden. They run for SEK 199, although the puchase includes SEK 200 in free iZettle fees.

Fondia, which offering business and corporate law services in Helsinki, has won third place in the best places to work in Finland, according to the Great Places to Work research services. They attribute their ability to stay organized and flexible through PlanMill’s products.

Finnish CEO of Eucalyptus Mårten Mickos has just signed a deal allowing US based Eucalyptus’s api to connect to Amazon’s cloud services. GigaOm’s Om Malik says, “When I think about the news, the message is pretty clear: Amazon will do whatever it takes to keep growing its lead in the “cloud” market, even if it means partnering with private cloud providers such as Eucalyptus.”

The application deadline for the International Masters Program in ICT Entrepreneurship & Product Development at the University of Tartu is coming up. It looks like a felxible program for working professionals, and has an interesting curriculum. Applications need to be in by April 16th.

Angry Birds Space launched with a good deal of fanfare here in Helsinki. Video adds have been up all over the place, and yesterday I noticed in the Kamppi shopping mall they had a demo booth where people could compete for the highest score of the day. The game has gotten good reviews for its new take on the overly familiar game mechanics. Also, Lotus F1 Team driver Kimi Räikkönen has become an ambassador of Angry Birds Space, in case they didn’t get enough PR potential from NASA.


In events, the Pocket Gamer Mobile Mixer is running March 26th at the New Factory. There will be casual beers and talks by some big names in Finnish gaming industry. The event is now sold out, although it looks like you can still catch up with the crowd in Tampere. More details on their event page.

In hackathons, Garage48 Music is starting up tonight in Tallinn, and Startup Weekend Copenhagen Mobility will start creating viable mobile businesses in 54 hours starting this evening. Will Copenhagen create new businesses 6 hours better than Tallinn? We can only wait to find out.

Socializing Friday is going on in Oulu tonight. Also keep a lookout for Pitch18, a new pitching event for startups organized as part of OmaYritys fair and is co-organized by FIBAN and Startup Sauna.

Again, if know of any events or jobs you would like to share with the community, feel free to add them through the Events tab. Also be sure to look through those tabs yourself, these Friday roundups are by no means everything out there.

Take it easy this weekend!

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