Startups may be keen to chase venture capital investment, but almost three quarters of tech companies bought out last year did so with out VC help.
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After graduating from Norway's Bergen College of Engineering in 1989, Stig spent the next fifteen years in the IT industry. The majority of his time was spent in telecommunications and network infrastructure business, both as a post-sales and pre-sales engineer. He's also worked in data security, systems management and related disciplines within professional IT. Over the last decade, Stig has been working full-time as a freelance technology writer, mainly on print media, as well as several web publications in Norway. Mostly he writes for business IT magazines, but sometimes turns his hand to more consumer-oriented articles. "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.
Eeva Haaramo has covered the Finnish startup and tech scene for the past seven years. As a freelance journalist, she enjoys writing about entrepreneurs, innovation and industry trends in the Nordic region. She has a passion for fitness and green tech.
With 50,000 signatures on a proposal to overhaul Finland's excessive copyright laws, the nation's politicians will have to vote on the matter.
After enjoying Microsoft's financial support through the transition to Windows Phone, it's time for Nokia to pay.
Nokia will use a Windows Phone-S40 pincer movement to tackle the threat posed by low-cost Androids, particularly in China.
3D printers could be a big part of Nokia’s future, with today's early efforts potentially leading to the company selling templates for others to go and make handsets themselves, says a Nokia exec.
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo led Nokia for several turbulent years in the late 2000s. The Finn has got a new job in the tech industry, working with a Scandinavian software maker.
Ericsson has handed over a chunk of its IP to Unwired Planet, a company that used to make mobile software but now negotiates licence fees, best known for its patent fights with some of mobile's biggest names.
A raft of recently released data on Nokia's performance over the last year is giving some insight into how the Finnish phone maker is doing in Europe and beyond.
Microsoft and Intel have come together to show strength in numbers with a pop-up shop that's carrying the largest single collection of Windows 8 machines in Scandinavia.
Microsoft and Intel are aiming to show Swedes the range of Windows 8 machines available with a surprising strategy. But the Surface remains elusive.
Huawei is tapping the Finnish capital Helsinki for its next research and development centre, aimed at improving smartphone user experience.
Could Nokia’s partnership with China’s largest mobile operator prove Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was right when he said carriers, fearful of Apple’s dominance, would kickstart Windows Phone?
From reindeer stew to a wall of Nokia's greatest hits, here's a look inside Nokia's global HQ, not far from the Finnish capital of Helsinki.
Nokia has struck a deal to sell off its headquarters near the Finnish capital of Helsinki - although it plans to stay in the building for a while yet.
Ericsson is turning up the heat another notch on world's biggest smartphone seller with a plea to the ITC.
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