Midsummer is here! You can tell because we already have beers open in the office, which is at least an hour earlier than the normal Thursday. We’ll be taking tomorrow off to grill sausages, but you’ll find us back here next week. Also, this time of year the news cycle slows way down, so if you’ve got anything for me to write about, feel free to email us at editor (at) ArcticStartup.com. Have a happy and safe midsummer!

News:
Ville Simola has stepped down as “Captain” of Startup Sauna.

Guidepal has released a new app for iPad. Might be worth checking out if this summer you’re traveling with your tablet.

These Norwegians are putting together a pocket-sized lighting studio for iPhone pics. Check them out on Kickstarter.

Speaking of Kickstarter, do you remember our coverage of Wishbhone, the earphone chord organizer? The company raised $30 000 in pre-orders on the crowdfunding platform, and the Wishbhone has now been launched into stores in Finland at Stockman and Verkkokauppa.com. Congrats guys!

Ignite100 is a UK based startup accelerator that offers teams up to £100,000 in investment. CrowdIPR from Estonia and RentMama from Latvia have participated in the program.

Citrix paid approximately $53 million for Denmark’s Podio. Not bad. (TheNextWeb)

Events:
Not a lot is going on in the region due to the summer holidays, but here are a few events to keep in mind. If you’re hosting an event, post it for free at Arcticstartup.com/events.

Tonight: Pre-summer meetup in Oslo

September 1o: The European Pirate Summit

October 17: Arctic15

Jobs
We’re hiring a Sales Professional Extraordinaire!

Kiosked also has a couple open positions, and Meeting.gs is looking for a developer. Breakit is looking for a UI/UX designer. Check them all out on our Job Board!

Top image cc licensed by repoman84 on Flickr.