Nokia Bridge scheme offers seed capital to employees that the company has made redundant, to help them get their own start-ups off the ground. Here's how three of them found the experience
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.
The US may have an abundance of start-ups, patents and world-class universities, but when it comes to innovation, the Old World is showing it can make comparatively little go a long, long way
Denmark has put a 'three strikes' policy to combat online copyright infringement on hold while it tests out a new anti-piracy framework
It's still early days for a more fully open government in Norway, but some key building blocks are in place, Norway's director of eGovernment tells Norse Code
The chief lawyer for the .se says rights holders would be better off finding new business models rather than trying to seize The Pirate Bay's domain
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Linux creator Linus Torvalds has won the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize alongside stem cell researcher, Dr Shinya Yamanaka
Official figures put Norway as the most IPv6 enabled country on the globe, with other countries in the region also putting in a strong showing - but how far is Scandinavia really ahead of the US and the UK?