Culture shock and no more employer-supplied devices on the horizon for Nokians on the move to TCS.
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 Australian publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald online. He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way business and people communicate, trade, and consume.
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.
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.
BlackBerry has released a fix for a flaw that can be exploited without any user interaction.
At least one organisation has decided to go for Windows Phone, ditching its old Symbian devices for new Lumias - and citing Office integration as the reason for the move.
Opera has bought US browser startup SkyFire for up to $155m in a deal aimed at boosting its offerings for mobile carriers.
So-called 'wonder material' graphene may be many things, but a replacement for silicon? Not so much, says the head of the graphene flagship that won €1bn in funding last month.
With this latest funding, software-defined networking pioneer Big Switch has netted total investments of $45m from Intel Capital Investments.
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.
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.
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- 2 Who makes the fastest-downloading smartphones in the world? Hint: it's not Apple
- 3 Fastest downloading smartphones revealed: Did yours make the list?
- 4 Swedish ISP begins offering free VPN to battle data retention law
- 5 Time to move on: Final patch for Opera 12 due by mid-2014