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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.
Sweden's telecoms operators have stopped collecting subscriber data despite the country's data retention laws remaining in force.
'It's the size of the fight in the dog': Privacy scandals opening up cloud market to Europe's startups
A two-year-old startup from Finland is going after the likes of Amazon and Google, claiming the NSA's snooping has helped upstarts get a foothold in the cloud market.
Finland's prestigious Millennium Technology Prize has been awarded to the scientist behind technology that could see terabytes of storage built into everyday objects.
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.
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.
Google's new wind power purchasing agreement will see a total of 52 new turbines sprout up in Sweden over the next two years.
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- 1 Jolla's $1m assault on the tablet market: Is the world ready for a new kind of slate?
- 2 Who makes the fastest-downloading smartphones in the world? Hint: it's not Apple
- 3 So, Jolla, what are you working on now? 'There are things that the world hasn't seen yet'
- 4 Fastest downloading smartphones revealed: Did yours make the list?
- 5 Jolla gives first look at Sailfish OS as it plans assault on Google, Apple app stores