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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
'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  

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  

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  

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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  

Weather
Swedes warned about more heavy snowfall
Temperatures are expected to hit -15C in northern Sweden. Photo: TT

Swedes warned about more heavy snowfall

Sweden's weather agency has issued 25 separate warnings across Sweden as heavy snowfall threatens to wreak havoc throughout the week. READ  

Weather
Sweden to get hit by 30 centimetres of snow
A snowstorm in Luleå, northern Sweden. Photo: TT

Sweden to get hit by 30 centimetres of snow

Sweden's weather agency has warned that a mighty snowfall is on the way for Sweden, with up to 30 centimetres expected on Tuesday alone. READ  

Science
Milk loving Swedes could suffer from high intake
Photo: Shutterstock

Milk loving Swedes could suffer from high intake

A new Swedish study suggests that there are more health risks connected to drinking milk than were previously believed. It could be an especially big problem in a country renowned for its love of dairy products. READ  

Weather
Sweden records warmest October day in 63 years

Sweden records warmest October day in 63 years

Tuesday was particularly warm - at least by Swedish standards - and one town recorded the hottest October day since 1951. READ  

Weather
Sweden set for sunny end to October
Blue skies in central Stockholm. Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden set for sunny end to October

Meteorologists have predicted sunny weather and temperatures of up to 17C across Sweden in the coming days. READ  

Winter
Clocks go back for Swedish winter time
Photo: Charlie Rydell/AP

Clocks go back for Swedish winter time

Sweden switched over to winter time in the early hours of Sunday morning meaning that you just enjoyed an extra hour of sleep. READ  

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery
Cigarettes and beer photo: Shutterstock

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery

Inspectors who were sent to shut down a doctor’s surgery in Gothenburg were physically attacked and fled the premises to get help from the police. READ  

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