Jolla's handset release this week is the culmination of two years' hard graft. How did the Finnish startup manage it, and what's it working on next?
All the latest technology news and events from Scandinavia, served with a side of herring and a shot of Akvavit.
Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.
Stig spent some fifteen years working in the IT industry before upgrading to becoming a freelance technology writer. Mostly he writes for business IT magazines, but sometimes he turns his hand to consumer-oriented articles too. "A brand new digital camera is fun, but it’s a bulletproof server that makes the world go round" is Stig's point of view.
Olli Sulopuisto has been covering technology, consumer matters, film and television since 2007. He resides in Helsinki, Finland.
If you hate HDMI cables, a Copenhagen-based startup has a wireless HDMI prototype device that could do away with the need for wires.
With Nokia's devices business soon to be a Microsoft business, Finland's most well-known smartphone maker Jolla will begin selling its first smartphones later on today, with a little help from Finnish mobile operator DNA.
Norway's government has unveiled a seed fund for new tech businesses with international potential.
With headcount still in single digits, indoor positioning startup Walkbase has landed €3m in funding and is setting its sights on Europe.
Microsoft adds Nokia's sprawling Espoo headquarters to the list of assets it's taking over, while Nokia moves to pastures new.
Opera appears to have made up its mind on the question of updates for Opera 12: the last will come by mid-2014, along with an automatic update that will push millions over to the new browser.
Pending regulatory clearance, Nokia's devices business should be Microsoft's by the first quarter of 2014.
Nokia's devices and services unit is set to pass into Redmond's hands if the proxy vote is anything to go by.
Toomas Henrik Ilves wants to encourage European governments to build secure and interoperable IT systems.