Category: Romania

FitBit

FitBit Acquires Vector Watch

In March 2015, I was writing on my blog about the pre-order launch campaign launch of Vector — the smartwatch with Romanian DNA which promised customers 30-days battery life. One year, just few days after CES, FitBit announced Vector’s aquisition.

Talentbuddy

Romanian Learn-to-Code Platform Talentbuddy Aquired by Udemy

It’s official! Talentbuddy, the Romanian interactive learn-to-code platform start-up has been acquired by Udemy, the world’s leading online learning marketplace.

Biodiesel locomotive

The First Biodiesel Locomotive in Romania

It took over a year for a team of engineers at Reloc-Electroputere VFU Craiova to build the first the first locomotive in Romanian running exclusively on pure biodiesel (B100) or vegetable oil. 

Urban Unit

Urban Unit Live @ Tête-à-Tête Club Lounge

Last night was all about Kusak/Pop’s Urban Unit band playing at Tête-à-Tête Club Lounge in Bucharest. The night’s mood changed when the first sounds of drums and keyboard made themselves hears in Herastrau park. The spontaneous sound conversations

Romanian tapestry

Beyond Threads — Romanian Tapestry at Its Best

As Nikolai Berdiaev so nicely said it, tradition is “the communion with history’s mystery.” Beyond.Threads is an open invitation from Georgeta Munteanu and Mariijana Bitulescu to all of us to discover the magic of Romanian tapestry.

Wedding Day

Wearing Romanian IA on the Wedding Day

This is a love story about my relatives who love La Blouse Roumaine aka the traditional IA. They loved it so much they wore these traditional costumes on their wedding day.

Medals for Romanians

July’s 22 Science Medals for Romania

In case anyone doubted, Romania does have talent! And it’s not all about great developers or musicians; it is also about high-school students from various regions of the country winning 22 medals at physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and informatics… and July it’s not over yet!  

Uhuru Peak

Conquering Uhuru Peak (5895m) at 12 Years Old

At just twelve years old and one month, Dor Geta Popescu climbed Uhuru Peak (5895 meters) in the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim in Kilimanjaro Mountains. This success make her the youngest Romanian to ever climb this peak. 

MavenHut

RockYou Acquires Romanian Solitaire Games

MavenHut, a gaming company founded in Romania has recently sold for an undisclosed price two solitaire apps to RockYou, expanding the latter’s reach into social games. 

Communist jokes

21 Romanian Communist Jokes

Here are some of those communist jokes reflecting the reality of the Romanian people during the communist regime. In some cases, I tried to give you the context of that time, a very brief one.