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Friday, 28.02.2020, 01:07
Estonian startup woola wins TechChill 2020 pitch competition and receives the main prize. The lucky winner took home 10 000 EUR, no strings or equity attached, got fast-tracked to Startup World Cup finals in San Francisco and AWS credits worth 10 000 USD. Adact, Hugo.legal, VeritaCell all received 100 000 EUR total soft commitment by a syndicate of Latvian Business Angel Network LatBAN, informed TechChill representatives.
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The Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) registered 251 cyber incidents during January, more or less the same as the average for the previous year, and the authority also said that a new type of financial fraud is spreading where criminals target the customer base of large companies with fake invoices, writes LETA/BNS.
Representatives of American electric car giant Tesla are in Vilnius on Thursday as the company is considering creating a network of charging stations for electric vehicles in the country reported LETA/BNS.
President Kersti Kaljulaid signed digital legally binding documents from Antarctica using Iridium Certus20.02.2020
In commemoration of the 200-year anniversary of its discovery by Estonian born Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, President Kaljulaid's efforts included managing state affairs in real-time from Antarctica and signing digital legally binding documents from the polar areas using the weather resilient Iridium Certus specialty satellite broadband service. The trip to Antarctica began on January 27th with the President returning to Estonia on January 31st.
Last year in Latvia, purposeful activities of the State Police have resulted in initiation of 10 criminal proceedings regarding illegal supply of audiovisual content, while three criminal proceedings were forwarded for commencement of criminal prosecution, thus closing down access to illegal TV content for approximately 11,000 households in Latvia, Dmitrijs Homenko, Chief of the Unit 3 – Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Unit of the State Police Economic Crime Enforcement Department, said in the press conference.
Over half of the residents of Estonia believe that the e-state's digital services and information systems are well-protected, it appears from a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Defense, informed LETA/BNS.
Estonian startups generated a record 395.4 million euros in turnover in 2019, 9% more than in 2018, while the amount of money paid by the startups in state taxes soared 35% to 81 mln euros, reported LETA/BNS.