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Sweden launches site to fight child sex tourism
Swedes can use the website to report other people's suspicious behaviour. Photo: Shutterstock.

Sweden launches site to fight child sex tourism

Swedish police have launched an internet site to help crack down on Swedes travelling abroad for sex with minors. READ  

Swedes ask Google most about floss and selfies
Selfies were all the rage in 2014 - but what does selfie mean? Photo: Shutterstock.

Swedes ask Google most about floss and selfies

Google has revealed what Swedish people searched for the most during 2014, with everything from mosquito bites, dental floss, and selfies taking top places. READ  

Pirate Bay: France orders providers to block site
File Photo: Marc Femenia/TT

Pirate Bay: France orders providers to block site

A French court has ordered France’s leading internet operators to block all clients who try to access Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay to stop them illegally downloading copyright-protected content. READ  

Nordic telecom deal
TeliaSonera and Telenor merge in Denmark
TeliaSonera CEO Johan Dennelind. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

TeliaSonera and Telenor merge in Denmark

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera and Norwegian rival Telenor on Wednesday said they would merge their operations in Denmark, which last week was deemed the world's most connected country. READ  

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Top Swedish songs of the month: December
Linnea Olsson. Photo: Marco Saavala/TT

Top Swedish songs of the month: December

The Local's resident music guru Paul Connolly is back with a selection of his favourite Swedish tracks to see you through December and into 2015. No Christmas songs. No Swedish Idol pop tracks. Enjoy! READ  

Sweden's Spotify turns up volume as losses fall
Spotify was created in 2008 in Sweden. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Sweden's Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, has announced that its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion. READ  

Sweden is third most 'connected' nation
File photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Sweden is third most 'connected' nation

A new report by the International Telecommunication Union has ranked Sweden in third place, behind South Korea and Denmark, in terms of access to information and communication technology. READ  

Abba's Björn defends Sweden's Spotify
Swedish artist Laleh alongside Björn Ulvaeus. Photo: Björn Ulvaeus

Abba's Björn defends Sweden's Spotify

Björn Ulvaeus has joined the row over Spotify's streaming costs, saying the music industry had to evolve but admitting that songwriters are losing money. He spoke to The Local's blogger Natalia Brzezinski from his newly adopted home, New York. READ  

Technology
Spotify targets Stockholm Uber taxis
Uber and Spotify are joining forces. Photo: Spotify

Spotify targets Stockholm Uber taxis

Taxi journeys in the Swedish capital are about to get a little less peaceful for many drivers, as music streaming giant Spotify teams up with rent-a-driver app Uber, to allow passengers sync their playlists to car speakers. READ  

Technology
'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip'
Emilott Lantz after having a microchip placed in her hand. Photo: Mikael Hansson/InfoTech Umeå

'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip'

Sweden has a global reputation as a leader in developing innovative technologies. But will a trend for inserting microchips in the human body catch on? The Local spoke to one of the first Swedes to choose an implant to unlock her office door. READ  

Weather
Sweden set for darkest November on record
The sun. File photo: TT

Sweden set for darkest November on record

Many Swedes spend November wondering where the sun has gone and this year has been greyer than usual with the month promising to be the darkest on record in some parts of the country. READ  

Sweden mulls 'sexist' video game labels
Sweden will look at gender roles in video games. Photo: TT

Sweden mulls 'sexist' video game labels

Future video games produced in Sweden could be labelled according to whether or not they promote gender equality, as part of a new project by gaming industry trade organisation Dataspelsbranchen. READ  

Technology
Ten Swedish start-ups investors couldn't resist

Ten Swedish start-ups investors couldn't resist

Sweden’s tech scene is one of the most-exciting on the planet right now. Take a peek at five recently-funded tech companies that are emerging, as selected by digital analysts, Strategy Eye. READ  

Technology
Sweden's Spotify CEO defends streaming costs
Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek. Photo: TT

Sweden's Spotify CEO defends streaming costs

Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek has responded to US star Taylor Swift's decision to remove her albums from the streaming site as complaints continue that the service is not generating enough money for artists. READ  

Presented by East Sweden
Vecka45: Sweden's most innovative week
Some scenes from the 2014 edition of Vecka45. Photos: East Sweden

Vecka45: Sweden's most innovative week

A one-of-a-kind innovation event dubbed Vecka 45 (Week45) has made this week stand out in the Swedish calendar. The Local takes you behind the scenes to find out what makes East Sweden such a hotbed of entrepreneurial success. READ  

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