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Swedes create world's first crowdsourced singing voice
Screenshot from the 'Sound of Europe' video by Tele2.

Can tech, connectivity and Eurovision help the world unite?

Startups
Canadians snap up Swedish children's digital gaming toy
Swedish children's gaming app Toca Boca. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish hit app Toca Boca is moving to Canada.

Swedish mobile giant starts free social media surfing
Some social networking sites you probably use a lot. Photo: Patrick Sison/AP/TT

Telia is set to become first network provider in Sweden to allow customers to chat on social media for free.

Housing crisis
Spotify: 'Sweden is heading in the wrong direction'
Is Stockholm under a dark cloud? Photo: Tuukka Ervasti/Image Bank Sweden

Stockholm's housing crisis is stalling Sweden's momentum, Spotify's founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have argued in an open letter.

Hacked Sweden servers used in US banks attack
Citibank, which was one of the hacked banks (left) and a Swedish military crest (right). Photos: Mark Lennihan/AP/TT and Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major US banks in 2013, the armed forces have revealed.

Interview
How Sweden's fake 'smombie' sign is being used for real
The original smombie sign. Photo: Jacob Sempler

Six months after two Swedes poked fun of their smartphone-addicted peers with an unofficial road sign, it's become an unexpected educational tool.

Why Stockholm smartphone zombies are worst in Europe
People checking their smartphones in Stockholm. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

UPDATED: Tech-addicted Swedish pedestrians pose the greatest traffic danger in these European cities.

Swedes face medicine delays as e-prescriptions service fails
A Swedish pharmacy in Stockholm. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Swedish efficiency went out of the window when the country's electronic prescription service broke down.

Is Sweden's Spotify getting into debt to fund its future?
An iPhone showing the Spotify app. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Sweden's most famous startup has raised one billion dollars in loans to defend itself against competition, according to reports.

Mobile Wi-Fi announced by Sweden's Tre network
A woman using an iPhone in Sweden. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Can one of Sweden's largest mobile operators cut out signal problems for good?

Sweden developing secret ingredient against terrorists
FOI head of research and leading Swedish explosive expert Henrik Östmark. Photo: Pi Frisk/Svenska Dagbladet/TT

A team of Swedish researchers are hoping to stop widely available chemicals from being used to make homemade bombs.

Swedish newspaper websites shut down in hacker attack
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. Photo: Thomas Winje Øijord / Scanpix Norway / TT

Sites offline for three hours.

Swedish YouTube star trumps Trump online
Swedish YouTuber PewdiePie. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Here's why this Swede is as powerful as Donald Trump.

Sweden speeds ahead with fast broadband
Swedish siblings surfing the internet. Photo: Ulf Huett Nilsson/Image Bank Sweden.

Sweden has cemented its reputation as one of the most connected countries on the planet, with super speedy fibre-optic broadband use on the rise nationwide.

My Swedish Career
'I invite Swedes to become more open'
Jane Ruffino. Photo: Private

US-born Jane Ruffino loves helping companies to shape their brand identities. But the 40-year-old says that's sometimes a challenge in Sweden, a nation famed for its shyness.

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