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Tuesday, 28.07.2015, 22:42
The 15th T-Mobile New Horizons film festival was opened in Wroclaw (Poland) on July 23. Among other films it featured the most distinct Lithuanian films created from 1959 to 2015, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to the Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC).
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Recent “Panorama” summer edition (nr.53), a publication of the Commissioner and DG for Regional Policy is devoted to two main issues: celebrating 25 years of the Interreg program with an overview of 20 of its most successful projects, and the Cohesion Policy efforts to assist the implementation of the Digital Single Market, one of the Commission’s main priorities.
Norway Registers Development (NRD AS), a company controlled by ICT investment group INVL Technology, for EUR 200,000 acquired 80% of Lithuanian Etronika, UAB shares, INVL Technology reports LETA/ELTA.
One of the most important ICT events in the Baltic State region will be held in Riga from August 10 to August 13, 2015: the fifth anniversary International Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition TELCO TRENDS 2015 will start at the hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija.
Statistics Lithuania has carried out a survey on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in Lithuanian companies. It has shown that all production and services companies with 10 and more employees were using computers and broadband internet, writes LETA/ELTA.
The innovative fund-of-funds investment initiative – the Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF), dedicated to boosting equity investments made into Baltic enterprises, launched by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and the European Investment Fund (EIF), has been increased., informs LETA/ELTA.
U.S. Manhattan Federal Court sentenced three men with Estonian roots to jail in the so-called "ghost click" criminal case and sentenced them to pay a total of 4.5 million dollars, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The oldest Tele2 mobile Internet user is 99 years old, but the average age of a mobile Internet user is 37, refuting the popular belief that mobile Internet is used only by young people in Latvia, reports LETA, according to the telecommunications operator Tele2.
More people have expressed the wish to become Estonia's e-residents in the first six months of the project than expected – the predicted number of applications for this year was already exceeded by two times by the start of July, Estonian economy and communications ministry reported LETA.
Baltic e-commerce group Pigu reached turnover of EUR 50 million in 2014, with an increase of 31% compared to 2013, when the turnover was EUR 38,2 million, Roberts Ziminskis, representative of Pigu, told LETA.
The Estonian state will invest over 40 million euros to make sure that by the year 2020, it would be possible, if desired, to carry out all the teaching in schools digitally, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
72% Latvia's residents use e-services, of which 60% use e-services offered by public institutions, according to a survey carried out by the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry and "Aptauju centrs" research center, cites LETA.
Mobile communications operator Tele2 turned over EUR 47.7 million in the first half of the year 2015, which is 2% less than in the respective period last year. Meanwhile, the company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) increased by 3% to EUR 14.8 million, as representatives of Tele2 informed LETA.
Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Organic Chemistry laboratories have developed material, which offers much cheaper alternative to the one which is currently being used in hybrid solar cells. The efficiency of the semi-conductors created by the team of KTU's chemists was confirmed at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to sciencedaily.com.
Estonian biggest public service TV channel Eesti Televisioon (ETV) celebrated its 60th birthday on July 19th 2015, LETA/Postimees Online reports.