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Jolla, the company formed by former Nokia staffers hoping to breathe new life into the MeeGo platform that Nokia jettisoned, has taken the wraps off the UI for its Sailfish OS, as well as an SDK.
With its tablet enthusiasm, growing taste for Apple and history of early adoption in technology, Sweden could well be the perfect test for the latest generation of Windows hardware and software. So where's the love, Microsoft?
Here is a solid mapping offering from Nokia - and one that looks like the Finnish handset maker is hatching a plan B in case its partnership with Microsoft runs aground.
For those wanting to set up a tech company, there's a lot to consider. ZDNet takes a look at some of the major start-up hubs in EMEA and what each can bring for those wanting to get their own IT business off the ground. First up: Sweden.
Job cuts to fall heaviest on network business following falling sales in the unit.
Nokia showed Symbian developers the door to Accenture. Now, Accenture is showing ex-Nokians the door.
Linus Torvalds made a return visit to the Finnish University that saw him drop an F-bomb in Nvidia's direction, but this time he promised to hold his tongue on both the chipmaker, and on Nokia.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told analysts on Thursday that the Windows Phone ecosystem, and its own device hopes, will improve as mobile operators' concerns grow over a two operating system world - and if Microsoft decides to make an own-brand phone.
Norway has got its second 4G network after Telenor rolled its fourth-generation coverage out in 11 municipalities, following its rival NetCom.
Jolla, the Finnish start-up championing the Linux-based operating system MeeGo, will give delegates at a Helsinki conference the first taste of its Sailfish OS and its SDK in a matter of weeks, with news on a separate operating system effort to follow before too long.
Nokia is turning the cost-cutting scrutiny on its real estate - one option under consideration is offloading its corporate HQ and then renting the facility.
The OS, codenamed 'Sailfish,' will be the centre of a new Hong Kong-based ecosystem alliance, according to the company, which has picked a datacentre in the region to support its plans.
PRQ, the former web host for Wikileaks and The Pirate Bay, has gone offline after a copyright-related police raid, drawing threats of retaliation from hacktivist group Anonymous.
Norway's Data Protection Authority has given the all clear for councils to use Google Apps, so long as they do not use it to communicate private data about the public.
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- 2 Google's Project Ara gets some new rivals as Finnish startups invent the next wave of modular devices
- 3 Swedish ISP begins offering free VPN to battle data retention law
- 4 Time to move on: Final patch for Opera 12 due by mid-2014
- 5 Iceland should be the clean, green future of datacentres. So why aren't more firms going there?