The home of Skype has been called "Silicon Valley on the Baltic," and foreigners are prowling for the next hot startup.
How to get around: Taxis are cheap, but agree on a price before setting out, as drivers notoriously overcharge.
Where to find free Wi-Fi: Have a drink and enjoy the views at Restaurant Vertigo (Ninth Floor, 4 Ravala Road; 372-666-3456).
Where to get a trim: Haircuts at Absolu (7 Lembitu; 372-644-5807; www.desiree.ee) are $20 to $30, but the place is known best as a spa. Try a white tea and mint foot treatment.
Best place to get down to business: Ö (6E Mere Puiestee; 372-661-6150; www.restoran-o.ee) has the right atmosphere for the formal tech community and excellent (if pricey) food.
Best place to celebrate closing the deal: It seems odd to eat French food here, but Gloria (I-2, 2 Müürivahe, Old City; 372-644-6950; www.gloria.ee) merits a culinary detour.
What you might not know: Residents pay for parking with cell phones, gas stations have Wi-Fi, and citizens can vote with laptops via state-issued digital identification cards.