A new legal challenge is being mounted by Sweden's TV and film industry to hold ISPs responsible for streaming services alleged to infringe on copyright.
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 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.
Sweden lacks the scale to be Europe's main tech hub, but that hasn't stopped it producing the most billion-dollar online companies over the past decade.
The latest study into which smartphones are the speediest has turned up some surprising winners and losers.
Data retention laws in Sweden looked dead a few months ago, but it's alive and kicking with all but one ISP resuming the collection of user data to aid law enforcement investigations.
Nokia's working on a new technology that could curb the amount of data idle apps use, and so make smartphone batteries last longer.
The US enjoys a fleeting moment as a country known for fast broadband, at least in one analyst's assessment.
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.
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