Norway has got its second 4G network after Telenor rolled its fourth-generation coverage out in 11 municipalities, following its rival NetCom.
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.
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.
Telia's plans to charge customers extra for mobile subscriptions with IP telephony included have been put on hold in Sweden and Denmark - but VoIP-less plans are still on the cards.
Nokia's decline and swingeing job cuts have been tough on Finland, particularly on its software industry. The country's developers are staking their future on Windows Phone - could the gamble be just what the Finnish tech sector needs to get back on its feet?
It's handbags at dawn after Nokia seized the chance to make hay after a rare misstep by Apple, trumpeting its own maps efforts and accusing Cupertino of prioritising form over function.
Finland, competitively speaking, is on fire, according to the World Economic Forum, but does its deep and lengthy dependence on Nokia leave it skating on thin ice?
Two men are taking the message to aspiring start-ups across Finland that they can't be any worse than some of the 'crud' in Silicon Valley - and hope to give them some northern exposure in the process
Finnish smartphone startup Jolla is scouting out new talent in Finland and China, where Jolla's CEO Jussi Hurmola reckons its MeeGo OS can tap into the nation's hunger to make a mark on mobile innovation.
Nokia has made its last phone in its Finnish homeland, and the closure of the Salo facility is an object lesson in how the last few years have treated the company - and where its future focus lies
Amazon is unlikely to build a datacentre in Iceland, but others think the country and other remote Scandinavian locations could become the Clydesdale horses of cloud computing
Expect more expensive Lumias, says Nokia's CEO, after writing down the value of the components the company carries following a lowered sales outlook
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