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Swedish thieves use mobile app to rob man
Swedish app Swish allows users to transfer money in real time using mobile technology. Photo: TT

Swedish thieves use mobile app to rob man

In cashless Sweden even robbers have had to change their methods, with thieves on the island of Gotland resorting to the popular money transfer app Swish to extort money from their victim. READ  

Oldest sperm found by Stockholm scientists
The world's oldest animal sperm. Photo: Sweden's Natural History Museum

Oldest sperm found by Stockholm scientists

Scientists at Sweden's Natural History Museum (Naturhistorika riksmuseet) have found global fame after they came across 50 million year old cells inside a fossilized worm cocoon, thought to represent the oldest animal sperm ever discovered. READ  

Is Stockholm the world's creative capital?
Daniel Ek and Ash Pournouri. Photo: Filip Cederholm

Is Stockholm the world's creative capital?

What is Stockholm's secret? How has the city taken over the the music and tech worlds? What's in the water? And will the bubble burst? The Brilliant Minds conference brought up these questions and more. READ  

World dying to know about Swedish death test
Two Swedish pensioners. Photo: Susanne Walström/Image Bank Sweden

World dying to know about Swedish death test

Two Swedish researchers made global headlines on Thursday after unveiling a 'death risk' calculator that claims to estimate how likely it is that Brits will die over the next five years. READ  

Virus poisons thousands of Swedish computers

Thousands of Swedish computers have been hit by a destructive computer virus that gains access to all files and makes it possible for the invader to empty a user's bank account in seconds. READ  

Swedish Spotify's new video streaming plan

Sweden's Spotify, the world's leader in music streaming, has confirmed an expansion into video and original content, reaching beyond music as the company faces challenges to its dominance and strives to turn a profit. READ  

Will Spotify start video streaming after losses?

Sweden's Spotify, the world leader in music streaming, announced on Friday it had tripled its losses in 2014 due to heavy investments, as US media reported the group would soon begin streaming videos. READ  

Sweden's Ericsson crunches on Apple fight

How similar is the technology used in iPhones, to that developed by Ericsson? Very, according to the Swedish telecoms giant, which is stepping up its pursuit of Apple for alleged unlicensed use of its technology in mobiles and other wireless devices. READ  

Sweden's Skype 'too similar' to UK's Sky

Sweden-founded video chat giant Skype has come out on the losing side in an EU court battle – in which judges ruled that its name is too similar to Rupert Murdoch's television corporation Sky and could confuse the public. READ  

Swedish broadband 'priciest in Scandinavia'

Sweden is known as one of the world's most tech savvy countries. But high mobile broadband prices force many customers to turn to operators across the border in its Nordic neighbour states, where internet access is often cheaper and more generous. READ  

Sweden sees boom in computing specialists

The number of computing experts in Sweden increased by 20 percent in just five years, according to a new report by a leading think tank. READ  

Eurosport back for Swedish Telia customers

English-language television channels including Eurosport and Discovery are once again available to Telia customers following a week-long row between the Swedish telecoms giant and broadcaster SBS. READ  

Music streaming battle heats up for Spotify

This week's all-star launch of US rapper Jay Z's streaming music service may not have caused its Swedish rivals at Spotify to lose sleep – but analysts predict tough days ahead as tech giant Apple prepares to enter the fray. READ  

Crackdown on illegal streaming in Sweden

Users of illegal movie and television series streaming sites in Sweden including Popcorn Time are set to be tracked by a Danish lawfirm representing "major Hollywood companies" and could face fines of around 2000 SEK ($231). READ  

Thousands lose global TV channels in Telia row

Up to 700,000 households that subscribe to Nordic telecoms giant Telia’s television packages have seen several channels – including Eurosport – disappear due to a dispute with broadcaster SBS. READ  

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