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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 21.11.2019, 16:42

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Estonia: Veriff to open office in New York

Estonia: Veriff to open office in New York

13.11.2019

Estonian online verification company Veriff has hired Guy Zerega, a former executive vice president of revenue of Stack Overflow, and is about to open an office in New York as the company's first office outside Estonia.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Good for Business, Innovations, Internet, Technology, USA



The Crisis of Social Media

The Crisis of Social Media

05.11.2019

nternet freedom is increasingly imperiled by the tools and tactics of digital authoritarianism, which have spread rapidly around the globe. Repressive regimes, elected incumbents with authoritarian ambitions, and unscrupulous partisan operatives have exploited the unregulated spaces of social media platforms, converting them into instruments for political distortion and societal control. While social media have at times served as a level playing field for civic discussion, they are now tilting dangerously toward illiberalism, exposing citizens to an unprecedented crackdown on their fundamental freedoms. Moreover, a startling variety of governments are deploying advanced tools to identify and monitor users on an immense scale. As a result of these trends, global internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive year in 2019.

Digital Freedom Festival Programme Announced - Inspiring Talks and Practical Lessons About the Influence of Technology

Digital Freedom Festival Programme Announced - Inspiring Talks and Practical Lessons About the Influence of Technology

04.11.2019

The official programme is announced for the influential technology, startup, policy and lifestyle conference Digital Freedom Festival, which will gather more than 1500 technology and startup entrepreneurs, experts, policymakers, investors, journalists and students on November 14 and 15 in Riga. Over two days more than 110 speakers from all over the world will share their inspiring stories and knowledge - how entrepreneurs, society and politicians can better work together to make use of the benefits of technology.


Investors and Latvian startups invited to apply for a matchmaking breakfast at Slush 2019

Investors and Latvian startups invited to apply for a matchmaking breakfast at Slush 2019

04.11.2019

Magnetic Latvia Startup, together with TechChill, organizes a startup-investor matchmaking breakfast in Helsinki on November 22 as part of Slush 2019, the international startup and technology conference. The registration for the event is open, and startups are asked to sign up until November 10.

Estonian Roofit.solar named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist

Estonian Roofit.solar named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist

30.10.2019

For developing an innovative roofing product that successfully combines a highly effective solar panel with an architecturally attractive and environmentally friendly steel roof, Roofit.solar has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2019, informed /ins industrial news service.


29.10.2019

Fund of Lithuania's Ignitis Group invests in Israel's H2Pro

Smart Energy Fund powered by Ignitis Group and managed by Contrarian Ventures invested in Israel-based company H2Pro which develops innovative and green hydrogen production technology that produces 30% more hydrogen than traditional electrolysis per kWh, Ignitis Group representatives informed BC.

29.10.2019

Lithuania's MTTC opens phone repair facility in Warsaw

Lithuania's mobile device maintenance and repair services provider MTTC has entered the Polish market with the opening of a phone repair facility in Warsaw jointly with Poland's Digital Care, according to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported LETA/BNS.

25.10.2019

Defense tech hackathon kicking off aboard Lithuanian Navy ship

The Delta Navy hackathon, a defense technology creative camp, is getting underway aboard the Lithuanian Navy ship Jotvingis in Klaipeda on Friday, informed LETA/BNS.

23.10.2019

Entire management board of Rigas Karte e-ticket system operator replaced

The entire management board of Rigas Karte, the operator of Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company's electronic ticket system, was dismissed at a shareholders' meeting today, according to information obtained by LETA.

23.10.2019

Spine surgeons at East Tallinn Central Hospital present their new robot

In September, spine surgeons at East Tallinn Central Hospital started performing surgeries using a new robot, which helps surgeons place implants and navigate the spine. The robot is the first of its kind in Northern Europe, East Tallinn Central Hospital representatives informed BC.

22.10.2019

Veriff launches a self-service verification platform

Veriff, the most secure global verification service provider launches a self-service verification platform Veriff Station for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). With the new service, Veriff is filling a gap in the market by providing a platform with flexible plans and pricing without compromising security and service levels, informed the Veriff representatives.

21.10.2019

Estonia's Operail to construct 1st LNG freight locomotive in Baltics

Estonia's state-owned transport and logistics company Operail has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Latvian company DiGas to develop the first cargo-carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) freight locomotive in the region, reported LETA/'BNS.

18.10.2019

1st component for AI based applications reaches Estonia's source code repository

The first base component for artificial intelligence (AI) based applications, which all parties from the public and private sectors are fee to use and develop in accordance with their needs, has reached the source code repository of the Estonian state, reported LETA/BNS.

18.10.2019

Hackers fake press release about Lithuania asking US to move nuclear weapons

Hackers have sent out a fake press release claiming to be from the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and alleging that President Gitanas Nauseda has asked the United States to build a military base in Lithuania and relocate nuclear weapons to the country, reported LETA/BNS.

17.10.2019

Digitalised economy: OECD efforts to address tax challenges

The OECD published a proposal to advance international negotiations to ensure that large and highly profitable multinational enterprises, including digital companies, pay tax wherever they have significant consumer-facing activities and generate their profits.

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