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Report: Swedish information security 'not good enough'
Information security in government agencies has been criticised. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Low levels of security could lead to significant consequences, the state auditor warned.

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'Sweden has some of the world's best innovation help'
Stephen Batley. Photo: Private

Meet the Australian ex-firefighter helping foreigners navigate Sweden's startup scene.

Swedish talent matchmaker helps refugees land IT jobs
Could immigration boost Sweden's startup scene? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Can the refugee crisis help solve Sweden's skills shortage?

Want to date a Swede? Head to these cities
What's the best place for dating in Sweden? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

It seems Stockholm and Gothenburg are no romantic hotspots.

Sweden may own Pirate Bay domains, says court
Controversial file-sharing site Pirate Bay. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

A unique ruling has been upheld by a Swedish court of appeals.

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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?

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.

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?

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