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'World class' developer told to leave Sweden over admin slip
Software developer Tayyab Shabab. Photo: Private

Tayyab Shabab has a house, a job and pays tax in Sweden, but he has now been told he must leave within three weeks.

Ericsson to end manufacturing in Sweden?
Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

The closure of the telecoms giant's last remaining manufacturing plants in the country would mean the loss of 3,000 jobs.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic invests in Swedish games company
Zlatan Ibrahimovic pictured playing for Manchester United. Photo: Tim Ireland/AP/TT

Could the Swede's latest investment make an entire game dedicated to Zlatan possible?

Volvo forms driverless car venture with Swedish partner
A driverless Volvo being tested in Gothenburg. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

They are joining forces to develop next generation autonomous driving technology.

iPhone models have worst antenna signal: Nordic study
Norwegian teens show off their phones. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

And the newer the model, the worse the signal.

Startups
This Stockholm building to house huge social startup hub
The new facility will be inside an old tram warehouse in central Stockholm. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

One of the founders of leading Swedish tech company Klarna has unveiled an ambitious new Stockholm hub designed to support tech entrepreneurs who are keen to solve social problems.

Startups
'Swedes are marvellous at creating elegant solutions'
Stockholm Tech Fest 2015. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

This is the time for social entrepreneurs to shine, argues entrepreneur Tyler Crowley ahead of startup conference STHLM Tech Fest.

Volvo on hunt for 400 new engineers in Sweden
Want to help build one of these? Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Want to work in Sweden?

Volvo teams up with Uber in self-driving car race
Could these be driving around by themselves in Sweden soon? Photo: Volvo Cars

Look, no hands!

Malmö police deploy drone to catch fire-starters
This is the kind of drone being used by police in Malmö. Photo: Saab

Police in Sweden’s third largest city have started using a drone to monitor activity in areas hit by a recent spate of car fires.

Sweden world's second most innovative country
Sweden is one of the world's top innovators. Photo: Hans-Olof Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se

Sweden has been named the second most innovative country in a global survey.

Phew! Swedes show you CAN check your smartphone in bed
All I want is to check my social media. Photo: Nina Varumo/SvD/TT

But hang on, it's not as simple as that.

Opinion
'Sweden must act now to stop online piracy'
Almost a third of Swedes watch movies illegally. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Internet providers make huge sums of money by not cracking down on piracy sites, argue researchers Karl Lallerstedt and Waldemar Ingdahl.

Video
Listen to this Swede's viral Pokémon theme hit
Swedish musician John Emil. Photo: Rebecka Thor

Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go has gained a huge amount of attention in the last few weeks, as a quarter of a million views of this Swedish cover of the Pokémon theme proves.

Stockholm Pokémon hunter impaled on metal fence spike
Another Swede playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm. Photo: Izabelle Nordfjell/TT

He tried to climb a fence to find more Pokémon.

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