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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sweden’

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 decided to move its operations to Norway and Spain after its previous host, the Pirate Party of Sweden, was targeted …

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Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Christmas Week

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 15 million copies of the game during 2012. What’s more, a huge number of those sales were from the mobile …

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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 studios from Sweden are gaining widespread mainstream attention for their addictive games. The most famous of these studios is undoubtedly …

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Diabetes Treatment Could Start Earlier Thanks to Newly Discovered Protein Risk Factor

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 are five times more likely to develop diabetes in the next few years than those with below-average levels,” said Anders …

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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 “ad,” you’ll see Ferrell decked out in Swedish garb, spewing Old Milwaukee beer while dancing to dubstep. This isn’t the …

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Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome

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 as metabolic syndrome and are known collectively to increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The study, published this …

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Netflix Now Streaming in Sweden, More Scandinavian Support Coming

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 Finland by year’s end. Well, one down and three to go. Netflix says that they’ll be moving into the other …

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Anonymous Announces Operation Pirate Bay In Response To Police Raids

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 Pirate Bay also went down. As of this writing, The Pirate Bay is still down, but the staff claimed it …

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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 the arrest, people began to ask why Cambodia was so dead set on arresting and deporting Svartholm after he had …

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Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden

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 absent on medical leave. It turns out that he had actually left the country, but Sweden eventually caught up with …

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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 apologetically announced layoffs earlier this week, and OnLive’s recent debacle is something to behold. Sony Mobile, Sony’s mobile phone division, …

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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 a head late last week when Ecuador granted asylum to Assange and the U.K. threatened to storm the embassy. According …

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