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Ari Hakkarainen has authored digital media, business and travel guide books.

Gothenburg and Sweden's West Coast (Klaava Travel Guide)

by Ari Hakkarainen. Available in Amazon Kindle, EPUB and Applie iBooks formats. Publisher: Klaava Media. Published in March 2015.

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The West Coast region in the southwest corner of Sweden is that nation's favorite vacation destination. The City of Gothenburg, which is located on the West Coast, is Sweden's second largest city after the capital Stockholm. Scandinavian city life in Gothenburg and sea life on the West Coast combine to create an attractive vacation destination that brings travelers to the region from Sweden, other European countries and beyond the ocean.

Gothenburg and Sweden's West Coast is a visual travel guide packed with information, photographs, maps and videos on this exquisite Scandinavian destination. Long time ago, Vikings used to live in the region, but also Danes and Norwegians have ruled the West Coast. Region's history is still present in many castles, fortresses and old villages, but equally impressive is the scenery across the beautiful archipelago.

The guidebook shows you the best sights in Gothenburg and on the West Coast that every visitor should see. It also directs readers to outdoors and indoors activities that are popular in the region.

Gothenburg and Sweden's West Coast helps you plan your trip to Sweden, and because the book has been designed for tablets, laptops and smartphones, travel tips are always within reach in the destination, too.

Behind the Screen, 2nd Edition

Nokia's Success Story in an Industry of Navel-Gazing Executives and Crazy Frogs

by Ari Hakkarainen. ISBN: 978-952-5901-06-1, Publisher: Klaava Media. 2nd edition, published in September 2010.


Behind the Screen unveils Nokia's phenomenal success story through people, businesses and products playing a key role when the company grew to become the world's favourite mobile phone brand.

Ari Hakkarainen: Behind the Screen. 2nd edition

In the 1990s, Nokia outrivaled the traditional telecommunications companies Motorola and Ericsson by introducing innovative products allowing personalization and gaming, and by exploiting new technologies enabling businesses that didn't exist before, such as ringtones. Once the dot-com bubble had burst and 3G licence bidding had driven the industry into a downturn, Nokia faced new competition. Microsoft challenged Nokia in software, and Samsung and LG in hardware. Yet, Nokia was thriving as the competition heated up. The biggest disruption in mobile communications was yet to come - the Internet.

After Apple introduced the iPhone, Google gave away an open-source operating system for smartphones, and Skype generated revenues from a free telephone service, it wasn't enough for Nokia just to crank out products for the vast Indian market or tailor phones for AT&T or Vodafone. The industry had changed irrevocably. Whereas people in established markets wanted to access their favourite social networking services like Facebook or Twitter using a mobile device, people in emerging markets needed their first e-mail accounts. That's where Nokia's strategic Internet service Ovi came in.

Behind the Screen unfolds the stories of businesses and technologies that Nokia created and turned into global successes. It might be impossible to replicate Nokia's success, but the stories offer valuable nuggets on how to thrive in global markets.

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Ebook Downloads

The book is available at Amazon and Amazon.co.uk as a Kindle ebook download.


Apple product users may download Behind the Screen for iPad, iPhone and iPod from iBookstore.
The book is also available as a standard EPUB ebook that can be downloaded to a PC from Lulu and enjoyed on a range of devices.


For free sample chapters, download ebook to your Kindle from Amazon or alternatively, download ebook as an PDF-document or as an EPUB file.


You can also read author's blog that is following Nokia's moves in the wireless industry.



Behind the Screen, 1st Edition

Ari Hakkarainen: Behind the Screen. 1st edition Nokia's Success Story in an Industry of Navel-Gazing Executives and Crazy Frogs

by Ari Hakkarainen. ISBN: 978-952-220-102-7, Publisher: Readme.fi. 1st edition, published May 2009.



Behind the Screen unveils Nokia's phenomenal success story through people, businesses and products playing a key role when the company grew to become the world's favourite mobile phone brand.



The first edition was published in print only. It may still be available in book stores, for instance, in this one.


More information about the book on publisher's web page.



CNET Do-It-Yourself Camera and Music Phone Projects

by Ari Hakkarainen. ISBN: 0071485643, Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics

Dial up the entertainment on your mobile phone. Take the sound and vision of your mobile phone to new heights-with 24 easy-to-execute projects. Ever think you could listen to music and podcasts on your mobile phone? Ever think you could take digital photographs of superior quality with your phone? You can, and CNET Do-It-Yourself Camera and Music Phone Projects will show you how to do it all.


Andalys, Ari Hakkarainen Cnet Do-It-Yourself Camera and Music Phone Projects

Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, this book leads you step by step through each project. If you've ever wanted to take photos with your mobile phone, or amp up the musical capabilities of your handheld, this indispensable how-to is just the book you need!


The book is available in book shops and online stores, for instance, at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.


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