The auroracoin digital handout could give Icelanders a new currency to trade between each other, but the country's Central Bank has warned it would be illegal to use it to bypass the nation's strict rules on foreign exchange.
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.
Researchers from Finland's Aalto University have produced a list of top download speeds for 150 devices that consumers can reference to see if its the network - or their device - that's causing slow speeds.
Rajeev Suri looks set to run the post-handset Nokia, having steered its networking unit NSN for a number of years.
Hello Ruby, a Kickstarter-funded book to help teach kids programming, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars - showing that getting young people into coding is a matter of feeding their imagination.
Show me the money: How Opera started thinking about the bottom line – and what that did to its software
A few years back, Norwegian browser maker Opera was really struggling. Now, it's put the bottom line front and centre – and that's having a knock on effect on its products, from Coast to its mobile offerings.
Jolla will soon release versions of its Sailfish OS that have been ported to popular Android devices.
Opera Mini users in some markets may soon be get free but capped internet access in exchange for watching ads.
With private startup investment sliding, Finland's funding agency has been upping the cash it hands over to fledgling companies and research projects.
Following a fire that destroyed several buildings, residents of Lærdal found their mobile, landline and broadband services downed. Here's how their mobile companies dealt with the crisis - and what happened next.
Norway's telecoms regulator has brought in regulations meaning that the country's biggest telco will have to offer local-loop unbundling for its fibre access network as well as its copper.