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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.
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. She has a passion for fitness and green tech.
Bitcoin for the unconnected: The Finnish protocol that lets you buy and sell currency through your TV
Finnish system Kryptoradio transmits Bitcoin transaction data via airwaves for potential application in everything from vending machines to laundromats.
Bitcoin usually gets slapped with a 'high risk' label, but a Swedish economist reckons it could actually have a stablising effect under some circumstances.
A proposal to turn unused top level domains into a safe harbour for privacy-focused services has stirred up controversy in its native Norway.
Complementary fibre and cable TV see Norway's TDC seal the deal.
The company could start trialling early 5G in Oulu from as soon as next year.
'A glance shows when something's wrong': The IoT startup using 3D interfaces to control smart cities
Finland's CyberLightning is looking to 3D data modelling to help make sense of the Internet of Things.
By 2025, the Finnish capital will have transformed its public transport network – with the help from some clever analytics and more.
In 2009, Oslo became the first city to get 4G. Now, the operator that made it possible plans to beat its rollout deadline with a little rock and roll.
With one in five Nokia staffers in the country now facing redundancy, politicians are calling on Microsoft to support outgoing workers.
Speculation mounts in Finland about heavy cuts for Microsoft's Nokia employees.
Swedish mobile network operator Tele2 has agreed to sell its Norwegian operations to rival TeliaSonera.
The first world coding championships have been held in Finland, with the winning team collecting thousands of euros - and an axe.
Finland's Ukkoverkot is using 450MHz band to make LTE 4G network available for the whole country.
Swedish carrier TeliaSonera will lay a second fibre route to the north of Sweden in a bid to attract more datacentres to the region.
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