Life after Nokia

Life after Nokia: how the Finnish city of Tampere is still thriving

The decline of once-dominant telecommunications giant Nokia had grim repercussions for the Finnish city of Tampere, in which it employed 4000 people at its peak. However, with an educated, highly skilled workforce, and its innovative streak still fully intact, Tampere is filling the 'Nokia gap' with a number of exciting projects.

Game on for Louisiana

Game on for Louisiana's tech scene

Like many locations, Louisiana decided to bet on the tech sector as an engine of future economic growth. And, while many other states with similar ambitions have failed, Louisiana has already succeeded in attracting some big tech names.

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Over the past two decades, Malaysia has established itself as one of the world's leading low-cost electrical component manufacturers. However, thanks to academic institutions such as Kuala Lumpur's Mimos ICT centre of innovation, the country is looking to rise up the value chain in this sector.

What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable? 

Cardiff continues on progress path

Cardiff continues on progress path

A year after his first visit, Michal Kaczmarski returns to Cardiff Capital Region, tracking the changes in the region's economic development landscape. 

Omaha best US city for tech start-ups: SmartAsset

A study by financial advisory SmartAsset ranks Omaha, Nebraska as the best city in the US to launch a technology company.

Crowds in London

Is crowdfunding a new way to finance FDI?

Crowdfunding is all the rage for trendy independent movies and niche start-ups, but can the technology transfer to the more serious world of FDI? 

Scott Gegenheimer

Zain Group CEO makes long-term MENA pledge

While civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa is making many businesses operating in the area decidedly twitchy, the CEO of Zain Group tells Barbara Njau that the telecommunications company's view that the region holds great long-term potential remains unshaken.

Africa ministers

Resilience reigns: African ministers intent on overcoming adversities

Facing challenges ranging from security threats to economic instability, ministers from Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe explain how they are working to remove barriers to future economic growth in their countries and implementing positive changes for future generations.

Groupon, Chicago

Chicago takes its tech scene to the next level

At the turn of the millennium, after years of losing out on technology projects to established tech hubs, Chicago decided it was time to raise its game. Now its honour roll of successful start-ups includes Groupon and GrubHub.

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