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Sweden Axes the Word ‘Ungoogleable’ After Google Intervenes Sweden Axes the Word ‘Ungoogleable’ After Google Intervenes
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Google has successfully pressured the Swedish Language Council to remove a new word because it risks turning “google” into a generic term. It’s a testament to Google’s dominance that most people simply say “google it” when they really mean “search …

Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Human Facebook Like on Ice Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Human Facebook Like on Ice

Ever wondered what nearly 2,500 people standing on a frozen lake in the shape of a Facebook “like” looks like? Of course you have. Well, wonder no more. In an attempt to set a world record, 2.493 residents of Luleå, …

The Pirate Bay Sets Sail For Norway, Spain The Pirate Bay Sets Sail For Norway, Spain

The Pirate Bay was founded in Sweden, and has remained in the country since. That all changed this week, however, as the most infamous site on the Internet has been forced to move. TorrentFreak reports that The Pirate Bay has …

Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Christmas Week Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Christmas Week
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Over three years out from the release of the first Minecraft Alpha, the popularity of the make-your-own-adventure sandbox game has not died down, and even appears to be rising. Mojang, the game’s developer, this week announced that it sold over …

EA Opens New Development Studio, Ghost, in Sweden EA Opens New Development Studio, Ghost, in Sweden

It may seem odd, but over the past few years Sweden has become quite a haven for game development studios. In addition to larger developers such as Starbreeze Stuidos (the developer of Syndicate and the Chronicles of Riddick games), indie …

Diabetes Treatment Could Start Earlier Thanks to Newly Discovered Protein Risk Factor Diabetes Treatment Could Start Earlier Thanks to Newly Discovered Protein Risk Factor
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Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have identified a “promising candidate” for a test that will indicate an early risk for type 2 diabetes. “We have shown that individuals who have above-average levels of a protein called SFRP4 in the blood …

Watch Will Ferrell’s New Swedish Old Milwaukee Ad (Warning: Dubstep) Watch Will Ferrell’s New Swedish Old Milwaukee Ad (Warning: Dubstep)

Will Ferrel has been independently slinging Old Milwaukee beer for close to a year now. The ads, which Ferrell dreamt up himself, first appeared in select markets in the Midwest. Now, he’s taken the campaign to Sweden. In the following …

Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome
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A new study shows that metabolic factors – such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, and body mass index – are linked to an increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Such metabolic factors are often grouped together …

Netflix Now Streaming in Sweden, More Scandinavian Support Coming Netflix Now Streaming in Sweden, More Scandinavian Support Coming
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Good news, residents of Sweden. As promised earlier this year, Netflix Instant is finally available in your country. Netflix announced their big expansion into Scandinavia back in August, saying that their streaming service would come to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and …

Anonymous Announces Operation Pirate Bay In Response To Police Raids Anonymous Announces Operation Pirate Bay In Response To Police Raids
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Web hosting company PRQ was raided by the police yesterday as the authorities were searching for servers containing copyrighted content. The Web host was founded by two founders of The Pirate Bay, and as such, people freaked out when The …

Sweden Gives $59 Million To Cambodia Following Pirate Bay Founder’s Arrest Sweden Gives $59 Million To Cambodia Following Pirate Bay Founder’s Arrest

We brought you word on Tuesday that The Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia last week. He is to be deported to Sweden where he faces a one year prison sentence and a $1.7 million fine. After …

Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden
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The people behind The Pirate Bay were sentenced to various amounts of time in prison back in February for criminal copyright infringement. Three of the four founders were present for the appeals hearing, but one – Gottfrid Svartholm – was …

Sony Mobile Announces 1,000 Layoffs Sony Mobile Announces 1,000 Layoffs

The late summer layoffs just keep coming. Sure, it was expected that RIM would be laying off many employees, but who saw the gutting of Motorola Mobility coming? Game companies have had it even worse than device manufacturers, though. PopCap …

Wikileaks Says Assange Will Go To Sweden If Certain Conditions Are Met Wikileaks Says Assange Will Go To Sweden If Certain Conditions Are Met

Wikileaks, and its Australian founder Julian Assange, have been under fire for the past two months. He has been holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy since his bid to stay his extradition to Sweden was denied. It all came to …

Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery

A Swedish atlas was recovered from a New York City gallery years after it was stolen from the Royal Library of Sweden by one of its chief librarians. According to ABC News, the 415-year-old Wytfliet Atlas was nicked from the …

Corpse on Flight: Swedish Woman Forced to Fly with Dead Guy Corpse on Flight: Swedish Woman Forced to Fly with Dead Guy
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Corpse on flight: How would you feel if you were forced to sit next to a dead body for nearly ten hours? Apparently Swedish resident Lena Pettersson was none too pleased with having to endure such an experience during her …

Julian Assange To Find Out If He’s Being Extradited Next Week Julian Assange To Find Out If He’s Being Extradited Next Week

It’s been a long time since Julian Assange was arrested for an alleged rape and sexual assault in Sweden. According to Wikileaks, he’s been detained in house arrest for 533 days. He’s been in and out of court hearings, starting …

The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court The Pirate Bay Takes Its Case To The European Court
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We reported back in February that Sweden’s Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of The Pirate Bay’s founders. The verdict left their jail sentences and fines intact, but they had a few options available to them. One of those …

Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records
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Microsoft today announced that the Xbox Live Arcade port of the popular indie PC game Minecraft has broken digital sales records for the platform. Minecraft has sold more downloads in its first 24 hours than any other game in Xbox …

Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020 Mobile Payments Could Become the Primary Method of Doing Business by 2020

We reported earlier that cash and coins were being used and accepted less in Sweden. The shift to make cash money a thing of the past in the country has sparked controversy and impacted its people tremendously. Some people feel …

Minecraft Creator “Notch” Challenged to Quake 3 by a Pirate Minecraft Creator “Notch” Challenged to Quake 3 by a Pirate
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Independent video game developers have a reputation for responding to and being involved in the communities that love their games. Perhaps no single developer embodies this more than Markus “Notch” Persson. Notch, along with others at Swedish developer Mojang, developed …