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Tax changes could cut costs for Swedish firms
Sweden is home to many of the world's successful startups, such as Spotify. Photo: Lars Pehrson/TT

Tax changes could cut costs for Swedish firms

1 day ago

UPDATED: Swedish Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg has told The Local about his action plan to turn Stockholm into the top startup city in the world. But critics of his proposals say they are too vague.

Spotify boss 'sorry' for data collection confusion
Spotify users have been hitting out at the Swedish firm over its new privacy policies. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Spotify boss 'sorry' for data collection confusion

August 21, 2015

The Swedish founder of online music streamer Spotify was forced to apologize on Friday after angry users accused it of abusive personal data collection by asking for access to their contacts and photos.

Danish 'monster' pulled out of Swedish waters
The monster figurehead. Photo: Blekinge Museum

Danish 'monster' pulled out of Swedish waters

August 12, 2015

A figurehead from a Danish ship that sunk in the 1480s has been hauled from a Swedish sea bed. The creature is one of the world's oldest preserved wooden carvings of its kind and will go on display later this month.

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

July 30, 2015

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.

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

Oldest sperm found by Stockholm scientists

July 16, 2015

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.

Is Stockholm the world's creative capital?

June 13, 2015

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.

World dying to know about Swedish death test

June 04, 2015

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.

Virus poisons thousands of Swedish computers

May 28, 2015

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.

Swedish Spotify's new video streaming plan

May 21, 2015

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.

Will Spotify start video streaming after losses?

May 08, 2015

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.

Sweden's Ericsson crunches on Apple fight

May 08, 2015

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.

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

May 06, 2015

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.

Swedish broadband 'priciest in Scandinavia'

May 05, 2015

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.

Sweden sees boom in computing specialists

April 17, 2015

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.

Eurosport back for Swedish Telia customers

April 08, 2015

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.

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