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?
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.
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.
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