HELSINKI (AP) — From mobile phones to mobile games.
Finland has found there's life after Nokia in a bustling startup scene that's produced hugely popular game apps such as "Angry Birds" and "Clash of Clans."
Mobile gaming is fast becoming Finland's new flagship export industry, with revenues expected to double to 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) this year.
About 150 game developers are showcasing their ideas to global investors this week at the annual Slush conference — a hotspot for startups in Europe. The conference, which ends Thursday, has tripled in size from 2012 with investors representing venture capital funding worth more than $60 billion.
Meanwhile, Finland is nearing an end of an era as the mobile phone division of Nokia — once the industry bellwether — is being taken over by Microsoft.