The first world coding championships have been held in Finland, with the winning team collecting thousands of euros - and an axe.
All the latest technology news and events from Scandinavia, served with a side of herring and a shot of Akvavit.
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.
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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.
Facebook users whose accounts that may be compromised will be offered antivirus scanning and removal from the site, using F-Secure and Trend Micro security.
MMS, the messaging service that first first achieved popularity a decade ago, is surging in Norway. But why?
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?
Sweden's telecoms operators have stopped collecting subscriber data despite the country's data retention laws remaining in force.
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