Posts by Nirvana.Bhatia

Estonia’s Winny Puhh makes 1 million new Internet friends

The members of Estonian rock band Winny Puhh bear (ahem) little resemblance to the red-shirted, honey-loving cartoon character, but they’ve managed to win over Internet audiences with a 2013 Eurovision-qualifying performance regardless.
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Latvia whizzes in as Wi-Fi wonderland

Apr 23, 2013

Estonians often boast that free wireless Internet access is available throughout their country — even in remote forests and along deserted beaches. And now neighboring Latvia will be able to tout the same thing. Read More »

Lithuania zooms in on Google Street View

Feb 19, 2013

Though initially hesitant to endorse Google Street View, the Lithuanian government has discovered the mapping service may be instrumental in identifying tax cheats. Read More »

Krugman-Ilves Twitter war lives on in song

Jan 18, 2013

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings—or, in this case, the bow-tied president and the Nobel Prize-winning professor.

A quarrel between Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and American economist Paul Krugman over Estonia’s alleged “economic triumph” that erupted on Twitter last June has been transformed into a short operatic piece, reports Agence France Presse. Read More »

Estonia decodes IT future

Dec 12, 2012

The European Union launched an information technology agency in Estonia last Saturday, just months after the Baltic country announced it would begin teaching computer programming to first-graders. Read More »

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