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Sunday, 20.04.2014, 09:09
Estonian people have started to order a lot of goods from e-stores abroad and especially the amount of parcels arriving from China is posting records, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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Wix, a global leader among website development platforms, has opened a new office in Vilnius. The plan is for the office to employ over 150 information technology (IT) specialists, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to the Vilnius City Municipality.
At the Boao Forum for Asia-2014 (BFA) one of the most promising projects of Kazakhstan – info-communicative platform G-Global and the Astana Economic Forum – was presented to the world public. BFA, the main task of which is to promote economic cooperation in the Asian region, has become an excellent platform for the presentation of Kazakhstan's initiatives.
Starting Monday, all people can review the financial situation and activities of the Estonian local municipalities at the Internet page riigiraha.fin.ee, the finance ministry announced, cites LETA.
Observing provisions of the Law on Electronic Communications, the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT) collected data of electronic communications operators on their activities of the 4th quarter of 2013. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013, investments into electronic communications infrastructure grew by 46.1% in the 4th quarter of 2013 and amounted to LTL 120.39 million (EUR 34.9 million). Compared to 2012, the investments increased by 16.1% in 2013, the Communications Regulatory Authority said in a statement.
Telecommunications company Telia Latvija is experiencing serious technical problems today, LETA observed.
Latvian airline, airBaltic, will allow passengers to use their tablets, book readers, players, games and other personal electronic devices from gate to gate starting 18 April, informs BC Janis Vanags.
A new international player has arrived in the Baltic digital communications market. iProspect, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has set up headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, supported by experienced teams in both Estonia and Latvia., informs LETA/ELTA.
Former Skype's Estonian office head Tiit Paananen started working this week as a "residing businessman" in the state-owned Development Fund, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Person of the month of G-Global in April 2014 is the Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, 1996 «for research in the field of information asymmetry» – James Mirrlees.
Sessions of the VII Astana Economic Forum (AEF) and the II World Anti-Crisis Conference (WAC) will be held in the form of online video conferences on G-Global info-communication platform from March 27 till April 30, 2014.
While according to official data, Latvia's defense budget had been growing for several years until 2008 when it reached 1.6% of gross domestic product, this was in fact thanks to the inclusion of many large and small projects in the defense budget that actually had very little to do with the National Armed Forces or defense, up to the staging of a theater play and publishing of literary works, Latvian State Television reported Sunday night, cites LETA.
The number of electronic signature users has been progressively growing in Lithuania. Nonetheless, the statistics of electronic signature users show that this identification form is spreading faster among companies than residents, informs LETA/ELTA.
The popular Latvian on-line news portal Tvnet, owned by TV Net Ltd., has purchased another well-known on-line news portal Apollo.lv from the company's owners Sanoma Latvia Ltd., the company's board member Ivars Bauls informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
On March 27, 2014 the innovative Latvian company Certes Industry SIA was awarded the German Business Award in Latvia 2014. It was already the 16th time that the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK) granted this prestigious award.