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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.
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If you hate HDMI cables, a Copenhagen-based startup has a wireless HDMI prototype device that could do away with the need for wires.
With Nokia's devices business soon to be a Microsoft business, Finland's most well-known smartphone maker Jolla will begin selling its first smartphones later on today, with a little help from Finnish mobile operator DNA.
Norway's government has unveiled a seed fund for new tech businesses with international potential.
With headcount still in single digits, indoor positioning startup Walkbase has landed €3m in funding and is setting its sights on Europe.
Microsoft adds Nokia's sprawling Espoo headquarters to the list of assets it's taking over, while Nokia moves to pastures new.
Opera appears to have made up its mind on the question of updates for Opera 12: the last will come by mid-2014, along with an automatic update that will push millions over to the new browser.
Pending regulatory clearance, Nokia's devices business should be Microsoft's by the first quarter of 2014.
Nokia's devices and services unit is set to pass into Redmond's hands if the proxy vote is anything to go by.
Toomas Henrik Ilves wants to encourage European governments to build secure and interoperable IT systems.
The biography of Jorma Ollila, CEO of Nokia during its stratospheric rise, offers glimpses from inside the company as it underwent massive change.
Nokia's Windows Phone 8 have found a home at the Finnish arm of Swiss company ABB.
Around 370,000 customers will be joining Telenor's Bredbandsbolaget ISP under the deal.
Joining Microsoft's board of directors would be a logical next move for Nokia's former-CEO Jorma Ollila, claims a Finnish financial analyst.
As the company builds out its network coverage and introduces new products, its head of technology reveals it's got international expansion plans.
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