The Estonian parliament passed a much-debated act providing for the opportunity of electronic voting in local elections. This means every citizen with an electronic ID-card (most people have these) and a smartcard reader on their PC can give their votes in next elections over the Internet, from their home. The first trial of the new… Continue reading Estonian Parliament approves Internet-based elections
Sad news broke off in Estonia yesterday, as the second reading of the e-elections legislation at the Parliament was halted, according to news from Baltic News Service: Estonian parliament fails to reach agreement on e-election TALLINN, May 03, BNS – Estonian lawmakers on Tuesday on the strength of ruling coalition deputies’ votes broke off a… Continue reading Majority of Estonian parties say no to e-elections
Over the years I have archived most of my incoming and outgoing e-mail folders. They serve as a great resource to check out what you were doing 5 or 10 years ago in the exact same day, analyzing what developments there have been over that time. Unfortunately in my case they only start from 1995-1996,… Continue reading Thirteen years on the Internet
Ross Mayfield has announced they have now closed their series B financing round. Congratulations to the whole team ! As with the previous round, Ross has not issued a press release like most companies do, instead he has turned the news into a contest of dinding out the details yourself. I probably could not resist… Continue reading Socialtext closes Series B
It is sometimes hard to understand how little online direct marketing has developed over the last 10 years. I am talking here about location-aware advertising, where in e-mail marketing you get served information, ads and offers that are really relevant to you. Spammers will not do this in the nearest future, true, but well respected… Continue reading On location-aware criteria-based e-mail advertising
The new coalition agreement among Estonian parties once again mentions the need to set up a government-funded venture capital fund to support innovation and development of technology-oriented companies. The initial thoughts have been about a smallish (around 30 mEUR) seed and start-up capital fund, that would invest either on its own, together with private venture… Continue reading Estonian government to invest into venture capital?
As someone who has been in the recruitment field it always interests me how long people stay in one job nowadays. Or how short the period should be to be considered jobhopping? Somewhere during this week there is a day when I have been employed by MicroLink for 3 years. Hard to say when exactly,… Continue reading How long is long, you jobhoppers?