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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.
Olli Sulopuisto has been covering technology, consumer matters, film and television since 2007. He resides in Helsinki, Finland.
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Nokia users will soon be able to block those pesky private caller ID numbers favoured by call centres with a new filter for Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices.
The Valyou 'virtual wallet' will be available to customers of both companies later this year.
A price war has seen the cost of fibre broadband falling in the region, as both local operators and the Norwegian incumbent battle for a larger slice of the market.
Nearly half of the population of Norway can now access 4G LTE services where they live with mobiles, tablets and dongles. The operators are awaiting the upcoming frequency auction to lift 4G coverage into the 90 percent region.
Imminent layoffs at Nokia's key IT outsourcing partners will likely amount to more than half of the Finns it transferred earlier this year.
Siemens looks for potential buyers as Nokia looks for funds.
Sweden's data protection authority has told a local council to stop using Google Apps because of how personal data is handled.
Finnish smartphone startup Jolla has locked in its first carrier, Finland's DNA
There will be no send-off for the last of Nokia's Symbian shipments.
Banco Santander thinks iZettle will be vital for the success of its small business customers.
Nokia's latest hero device is officially on sale in Europe and is launching with a beta version of 'Glance screen' offering users a standby-mode screen clock.
Kickstarter supporters that funded Memoto's launch should get their purchase by the end of summer.
Google has struck its first purchase power agreement in Europe, helping kick off a 72MW capacity wind project in northern Sweden.
Nokia is likely to cut its second quarter results forecasts, according to analysts, with new Lumias failing to impress.
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