- Watch pitches from Plug and Play Expo's 3 top startups (Video)
Plug and Play Tech Center's Summer Expo had a distinctly international flavor on Thursday with more than half of the 25 startups in the pitch competition coming from overseas.
The three new companies voted by investors as the best of show all have foreign roots, too. They are:
— Vuact of San Francisco. OK, We know the city isn't really a foreign country but the founders, Mikko Jarvenpaa and Kalle Korhonen, hail from Finland. It offers a video platform that lets viewers find and mark valuable…
- Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday, June 11
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday: - - - - SOCCER World Cup qualifiers EUROPE Group B Denmark v Armenia (1815) Group C Sweden v Faroe Islands (1715) We will have reports plus results summaries on the above Group I Belarus v Finland (1700) Result only - - ASIA MELBOURNE - The penultimate round of Asia zone qualifiers sees Australia host Jordan and Iraq take on Japan in Group B, while South Korea face Uzbekistan and Iran host Lebanon in the other group. ...
- Greek PM: extremism will fade once employment picks up
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Support for Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party will fade once the economy recovers and unemployment declines, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday. Golden Dawn rose from obscurity last year on an anti-immigrant and anti-corruption agenda, tapping into popular anger over austerity measures demanded by the country's lenders and fears of rising crime. Greeks have seen their living standards crumble as the country faces its sixth year of a recession that has driven unemployment to record highs. ...
- EU's top economic official lashes out at IMF
HELSINKI (AP) — The European Union's top economic official has slammed the International Monetary Fund, accusing it of trying to whitewash its role in handling the Greek bailout and throw all "dirty water" on Europe instead.
- Hawaii-based Cellana will sell algae oil to Finland’s Neste Oil
Cellana, a Hawaii-based developer of algae-based feedstocks for biofuels, animal feed and omega-3 nutritional oils has entered into an agreement into a multi-year off-take agreement with Neste Oil for commercial-scale amounts of Cellana’s “ReNew Fuel” algae oil feedstocks for biofuel projects, the companies said Thursday.
Under the agreement, Neste Oil, a Finland-based supplier of renewable diesel, has committed to buy crude algae oil produced by commercial-scale algae biorefineries that Cellana,…
- NATO expansion in Nordics would force Russian response: Medvedev
KIRKENES, Norway (Reuters) - Any expansion of NATO to include Sweden and Finland would upset the balance of power and force Russia to respond, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday, underlining Moscow's nerves over moves to bring the Western alliance closer to its border. Although Sweden and Finland are not actively seeking membership, both nations cooperate extensively with NATO and have openly debated the possibility of joining. Speculation over Sweden mounted after it warned earlier this year that its defense capabilities were alarmingly limited. ...
- Finnair removes painting on plane over plagiarism
HELSINKI (AP) — Finnair says it will remove a Finnish artist's painting adorning one of its Airbus aircraft after the designer acknowledged she copied the theme of her work from a Ukrainian folk artist.
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