After offering to take a number of steps designed to appease Norway's competition watchdog, the buyout has been given the go ahead.
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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.
Formerly just for the oil and gas industry, Tampnet is now hoping to tempt companies with a need for high performance onto its undersea fibre network.
Norwegian startup Celerway is aiming to make users' mobile and wi-fi usage an altogether smoother ride.
Denmark becomes the latest country to bestow its intelligence services with the power to launch offensive cyberattacks.
Finnish nanotechnology company Canatu has developed a stretchable, malleable, and touch-sensitive material that brings in flexible new designs for everything from wearables to car dashboards.
Finland is cracking down on social media and online messaging providers ahead of a big European Union review.
Could LizardSquad be at work again?
The second and third largest mobile operators in the country are coming together.
Swedish-Finnish carrier TeliaSonera needs to convince Norway's regulators that its acquisition of Tele2 Norway won't lead to higher prices for consumers.
Finnish mobile company Jolla has taken Indiegogo by storm with a crowdfunding campaign for its upcoming tablet device.
Google's Project Ara gets some new rivals as Finnish startups invent the next wave of modular devices
Handsets where you can upgrade hardware as easily as software have always been a dream for consumers. Now, that dream is fast becoming a reality.
A Finnish startup has taken to Kickstarter to fund an ambitious hardware platform for Internet of Things developers.
Last year, the company released its first handset. This year, it's thinking bigger.
Having sold off its hardware business to Microsoft, Nokia's returning to the market with a licensing model.
Sweden's Bahnhof teams up with internet rights group to offer free VPN service as a shield against data retention requirements.
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