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update on Mobile Africa

Dear friends of Mobile Africa, I am happy to be able to deliver a great progress report on Mobile Africa – Europe’s largest and most innovative happening on mobile opportunities in Africa. This magnificent event will take place on September 30th in Helsinki, Finland. The day will be opened by His Excellency, LMS Mngqikana, Ambassador […]

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Making mobile work for social entrepreneurs

I’m meeting Stephen Wolak from Vodafone and Betavine tomorrow. Betavine is an open community, run by Vodafone R&D, where developers can create applications, learn, and discuss developer related stuff.

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Helsinki Twestival

Twestival, the Twitter festival, is a global charity event that takes place in 250+ cities on March 25th 2010. Mobile Brain Bank is proud to co-organize Helsinki’s part of the chain. Helsinki Twestival will be a great party where people meet offline for one night, have fun and do some good for an important cause […]

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You never know

A nice story in the newspaper today about a small construction company who was called to fix a lady’s wall because her dog had scratched it. The entrepreneur was not too big-headed to take the job. The lady liked their work so much that she asked the company to renovate her whole house. A bit […]

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Drinks & Pitch in London

Next London synapse is held on April 13, at 6 pm at the Clachan Pub in SoHo. Drinks and start-up pitches, kindly offered by Grow VC. More information and registration here

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Vote for mobi Enthusiast

Holly Kolman, our active MoBB and .mobi driver has been nominated to San Diego Blogger of the year contest with mobi Enthusiast blog. The blog and site give valuable information on .mobi domains, web standards and anything one can imagine a .mobi site host needs to know. Holly has also been incredibly active in Mobile […]

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Salo Synapse

Salo kickoff was held on Wednesday March 10th at the local Protomo facilites. We were a crowd of around 15 people, not too many but just enough to have the possibility to talk to everyone and get to know each other. Everyone had an interesting story to tell, including Jorma Nieminen, founder of Benefon, Anu […]

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The Symbian Stammtisch was hosted last night in Helsinki. Big thanks to Sasken for making it happen. The room was full of people, with people arriving from Tallinn, Tampere and other places. The discussion was much on Symbian opportunities, devices, and of course Qt and other new Symbian stuff for developers. Great night, we should definately do […]

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MoBB Salo (a.k.a the Finnish SXSW)

Are you from Finland? Cannot make it to SXSW? No worries. What Finnish city better represents Austin than … Salo!

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Grow VC

I met Jouko Ahvenainen, Chairman of Grow VC at Mobile World Congress, and immediately joined the service when got back.

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