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Swedish Spotify's new video streaming plan
Spotify has launched an updated platform. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

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?
Photo: TT

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
The iPhone6. Photo: TT

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
EU judges have ruled that the Skype name is too similar to British broadcaster Sky. Photo: AP

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'
Mobile broadband is cheaper in Sweden's Nordic neighbour states. Photo: Ulf Huett Nilsson/imagebank.sweden.se

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
Sweden has a growing computing industry. Photo: TT

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
A couple watching Telia. Photo: TT

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
Spotify could face competition from more than just rap mogul Jay Z. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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
Popcorn remains legal in Sweden but a site with a similar name isn't. Photo: TT

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
Several channels are affected. Photo: Telia

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  

Swedish pop star pushes for more girls in tech

One of Sweden's most famous pop exports, Robyn, is launching a brand new festival, designed to get more Swedish school girls interested in technology. READ  

New police screening device to spot 'dirty' cars

Stolen, untaxed, and otherwise banned vehicles can now quickly be spotted by Swedish police, with one hundred police cars around the country newly equipped with high-tech camera devices that automatically scan and identify rogue license plates. READ  

Swedish app teaches children to empathize

Can empathy be taught? One passionate Iranian-Swedish woman says yes – and she’s proving it with a children’s app full of farm animals. READ  

Women in Tech

'Swedish women are strong and ambitious'

The second annual Women in Technology conference took place on Friday. The Local spoke to the founder and participants about why such an event is both necessary and popular – even in gender-equal Sweden. READ  

Alfred Nobel's will on display for first time

Alfred Nobel's will creating the prestigious awards that bear his name will go on public display for the first time in Stockholm next week, a spokeswoman has revealed. READ  

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