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Thursday, 28.08.2014, 16:07
Estonia and Northern Ireland concluded an agreement for exchanging experiences and creating joint projects for developing government sector e-services, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
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Former chief editor of the Russian news site Lenta.ru, Galina Timchenko, has founded a company in Latvia, reports LETA/Nozare.lv.
The E-Estonia Council convened on Tuesday, discussing issues related to the so-called real-time economy, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
EcoFleet Holding OÜ acquired its former distributor in Lithuania UAB Altas Informacinės Technologijos. EcoFleet's new Lithuanian unit will temporarily be led by Jaanus Truu, the director of EcoFleet's Estonian office.
Latvian SiteSupra has launched a hosted CMS and website builder, with the aim of helping small businesses to create professional-looking and powerful websites that look as if they have been tailor-made by a top developer, reports marketing and customer communications manager at SiteSupra Liene Birze.
In order to duplicate important databases, Estonia is planning to create digital data embassies besides having so-called physical embassies, writes LETA/Postimees.
Electronics retailer LG Electronics increased its turnover by 10% in 2013, according to information provided by Firmas.lv, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
News portal delfi.lv has registered a significant increase in the number of visits in July 2014, getting ahead of the long-time leader Inbox.lv for the first time, according to data provided by the Internet research company Gemius, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
IT outsourcing company Stream Networks has acquired one of Latvia's first Internet companies, Latnet Serviss; after their merger, the joint company will be the second largest provider of telecommunications services in Latvia's corporate sector, according to an announcement released by the companies on Thursday, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
One of the world's leading energy management companies Schneider Electric will invest about EUR 10 million into the construction of a new Lexel factory in Latvia, Schneider Electric spokeswoman in Baltics Santa Rutka informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
CSC (NYSE-CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, continues to carry out plans for growth in Lithuania. Through 2015, as a result of the project “Vilnius DC Expansion“ 100 new technology employment positions will be created in CSC Baltic IT Services Center which was opened six years ago, informed BC company’s press service.
Baltic ICT Market review, launched by the Prime Investment, indicates that Latvian companies have become successful service providers with high potential in export. According to the research data, local data center operator DEAC reached the largest growth in revenue from IT services, becoming one of the fastest growing companies among major Baltic ICT service providers, informed marketing and development department group leader at DEAC Alina Zizina.
The Latvian social network Ask.fm has been bought by the owners of Tinder and Ask.com for an undisclosed fee, reports LETA, referring to the BBC.
Estonia's new Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan Jaan Reinhold presented his credentials to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday; in the discussion that followed the ceremony, President Nazarbayev expressed concern over the situation in Ukraine, Public Broadcasting reports.
Every year over 1,000 students finish information technology (IT) studies in Lithuania; however, according to businessmen, it is not enough to meet the current demand of IT specialists in the country, reports LETA/ELTA.