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New Pirate Bay Criminal Investigation Confirmed New Pirate Bay Criminal Investigation Confirmed

Swedish web hosting company Binero confirmed that police have began a new investigation against the Pirate Bay today. Binero, a domain name registrar, was contacted by police regarding cusomer details concerning the piratebay.se site. Last week news leaked that Swedish …

4G LTE Smartphones Hit Sweden First! 4G LTE Smartphones Hit Sweden First!

Telia Sonera in Sweden was the first to add a 4G LTE network and that was in December 2009 so, it wasn’t a recent occurrence. Most people are connected to the network via USB modems, but today, they are happy …

Man Trapped In Snow 2 Months- Twitter Responds Man Trapped In Snow 2 Months- Twitter Responds

Peter Skyllberg, age 44, of Sweden was found Friday trapped in his car in the snow. He was about a mile deep in the woods, and claims he had been stuck there since December 19! Details on how he became …

Klarna Execs Pinned With Alleged Molestation Charge Klarna Execs Pinned With Alleged Molestation Charge
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(image) Not an incredible amount of information is known, but it has been reported by a couple of sources that Klarna executives Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth have been charged with allegedy molesting a young woman in a hotelroom. Popular website …

Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads
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Sweden seems to have taken Nolan Bushnell’s words to heart. A school system in the country wants to modernize teaching with computer integration. A suburb of Stockholm, Sollentuna, is proposing that the public schools do away with textbooks by 2013. …

Wikileaks Founder Supreme Court Appeal Begins Wikileaks Founder Supreme Court Appeal Begins

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange is appealing to the Supreme Court in the U.K. to prevent extradition to Sweden. ZDNet is reporting that Assange’s lawyers are laying out their arguments today to the seven law lords of the Supreme Court. The …

Pirate Bay Founders’ Appeal To Sweden Supreme Court Rejected Pirate Bay Founders’ Appeal To Sweden Supreme Court Rejected

After a long battle, it looks like The Pirate Bay faces its first major loss today. TorrentFreak is reporting that the Sweden Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the four founders of The Pirate Bay. The current prison sentences and …

Sweden Looks To Spark Curiosity With “Democratic” Twitter Account Sweden Looks To Spark Curiosity With “Democratic” Twitter Account

In what is being called the “world’s most democratic Twitter account,” Swedish citizens are given the opportunity to run the country’s PR for an entire week through @Sweden. The project is dubbed Curators of Sweden, and in just about a …

Twitter In Swedish Now A Reality Twitter In Swedish Now A Reality

Twitter announced today that it has launched in Swedish. The microblogging service or social network – whatever you want to call it – is now available in 21 languages. Twitter says over 400,000 volunteers have contributed to its translation center. …

Assange Granted Permission To Appeal Extradition Assange Granted Permission To Appeal Extradition

Earlier today Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted the right to appeal against his extradition to Sweden. It’s been a little over a year since Assange was detained in London and awaited extradition to Sweden in order to face two …

Street View Spreads To Denmark, Sweden
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Google Street View has taken in a couple more countries.  Today, coverage of Denmark and Sweden was introduced, and there are new photos of many especially interesting places in England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and other areas, as well.

Online Ads To Surpass TV Ads In Sweden
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The world’s largest media buyer, WPP is projecting that 2008 will be a big year for online advertising around the globe, especially in Europe.

A new forecast from WPP’s GroupM predicts that spending on Internet advertising will surpass TV advertising in Sweden this year.

Internet ad spending in the UK and Denmark are also expected to equal or surpass TV ad spending this year. If Internet spending in the UK grows at the projected 30.8% this year and TV stays steady at 1.0%, that puts them at $6.7 billion and $7 billion respectively.

France, Sweden Top Europe In Blog, Internet Use

I’ve seen a lot of nationalities get insulted online, and no one seems to detect and respond to those insults as quickly as the French.  Now I know why: according to a new Forrester Research study, young French Internet users are more likely than just about anyone else in Europe to visit a blog.

Odd Privacy Comments From Google’s Fleischer
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The company’s global privacy counsel had some critical things to say about proposed Swedish wiretapping legislation, but picked a strange example when comparing Sweden to other countries.

Goings on in Sweden After IBC Euroforum Conference

Two hours to kill as I sit here doing email and now blogging at Gate 8 in Arlanda airport, Stockholm, while I wait for my SAS flight back to Amsterdam.

Spreading the word in Germany and Sweden

Adding to the calendar of events I’ll be speaking at during 2006 are two more I’ve agreed to take part in:

MSN Search Toolbar Has International Appeal

Last Friday evening, MSN took their search toolbar to the International community by releasing an updated version, which increases the amount of language support given to foreign countries.

Sweden Cut Prime Rate Half Point, Dollar Drops Vs. Euro
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Sweden’s central bank announced today they were dropping their prime rate a half a point to 1.5% and their growth forecast right along with it. Many investors expect Europe’s central bank to follow suit although they’ve said they have no plans too.

Alleged Cisco Hacker Detained In Sweden

Last year’s penetration of Cisco’s network and theft of source code was only one of thousands of incidents, investigators find.

Nokia Denies Firefox Switch

Reports about Nokia conducting a massive changeover to the Mozilla Firefox browser at their headquarters in Sweden have been denied.

Tsunami Agony For Sweden Continues

While pledges for financial aid continue to mount in the aftermath of the Asian earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago, the nightmare continues for millions of people in South Asia …