MMS, the messaging service that first first achieved popularity a decade ago, is surging in Norway. But why?
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.
Finland has approved funding for a new submarine cable that breaks its reliance on Sweden for international data transmissions.
Risto Siilasmaa has opened up about the decision to sell off Nokia's devices and services business to Microsoft saying the company had no place in mobile phones any more.
Investments in Swedish startups hit an all-time high last year, driven by Spotify and a big uptick in seed funding.
Norway's Consumer Council has filed a complaint about iCloud 8,600 word EULA.
With the continuing rise of cloud services, security execs have been proclaiming the death of antivirus software. But according to F-Secure, the security is not so much dead as changed beyond all recognition.
To give its tank drivers a full 360 degree around their vehicles, the Norwegian military's R&D lab is working on a system built from off the shelf PCs and Oculus Rift goggles.
Nokia has picked the head of NSN Rajeev Suri as its new chief exec, and detailed how it will spend some of the money earned from the sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft.
After its release on the iPad last year, Opera has brought its touch-friendly browser to Apple smartphones too.
Who needs a smartphone to make low-value payments when giving the till a high five can do the same job?