What was it that turned Bulgaria into the startup hotspot of the Balkans? Check this VentureBeat article by Alex Salkever at Silk.com
Bulgaria's number of users with a 5,000+ reputation makes it the country with the highest average reputation in the world and best place in the world to find top programmer talent. Data: from Stack Overflow, the dominant Q&A platform for coders, with 3.5 million users, ranked Stack Overflow as the 53rd most trafficked site in the world by Alexa.
Where Do We Find the Highest Levels of Broadband Adoption? In Q4 2014, the leader is Bulgaria. Akamai’s globally distributed Intelligent Platform™ allows to gather massive amounts of data on many metrics, including connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and IPv6 adoption progress, as well as traffic patterns across the leading Web properties and digital media providers. Each quarter, Akamai publishes the State of the Internet Report, where rankings are found. In the fourth quarter, global broadband (>4 Mbps) adoption declined very slightly quarter over quarter to 59%, with Bulgaria overtaking South Korea as the country with the highest broadband adoption rate at 96%.