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Meet the Q&A site where people pay $150 for answers

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Standing out from the plethora of Q&A services on the web right now is tough: anyone throwing their hat in the ring is up against the likes of Quora, Stack Exchange and Beepl. So credit Swedish startup Mancx for trying something different. The Stockholm-based company — which is today announcing...
Meet the Q&A site where people pay $150 for answers

Raided PRQ Torrent Site is Back and Hiring Cinemas To Celebrate

torrentfreak.com
October 1st was a day of some considerable panic in the file-sharing world. Many dozens of file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay, went offline at the same time. The problems were caused by a police raid on Swedish webhost PRQ. The authorities, it was later revealed, were targeting two sites....
Raided PRQ Torrent Site is Back and Hiring Cinemas To Celebrate

RIM takes another hit: Nokia seeks to block sale of some products

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Nokia has asked a California court to enforce an arbitration award that would prevent Research In Motion from selling products with wireless LAN capabilities until the companies can agree on patent royalty rates. Nokia and RIM both declined to comment on Nokia's request, a copy of which was obtained...
RIM takes another hit: Nokia seeks to block sale of some products

Facebook Opens First Offices in Asia

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Over at the official Facebook Blog, the company has announced that it will open new offices in Hyderabad, India. This announcement comes just days after Facebook confirmed that it will also be setting up shop in Austin, Texas. Both the India and Austin offices will be hiring online sales...
Facebook Opens First Offices in Asia

People People AB's Transparent Speaker goes live on Kickstarter, we clearly go hands-on

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Chances are you've likely seen the Transparent Speaker by Stockholm's People People AB. The small startup of Nokia defectors has been making heavy use of guerilla marketing to gain exposure for its see-thru noiseybox since as far back as last year's CES. All in all, it's worked -- most...
People People AB's Transparent Speaker goes live on Kickstarter, we clearly go hands-on

"I just go Google Chromosome" - Startup asks people to explain Wi-Fi and 3G, hilarity ensues

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Instabridge, a stealthy startup that’s building some sort of Wi-Fi app, decided to roam the streets of Stockholm, Zurich and Madrid, and ask random people to explain what Wi-Fi and 3G are. They recorded some of the responses on video. Sans further comment....
"I just go Google Chromosome" - Startup asks people to explain Wi-Fi and 3G, hilarity ensues

Pirate Party Will Fight Anti-Piracy Group, Inside or Outside Court

torrentfreak.com
This week Swedish anti-piracy group Rights Alliance stepped up their battle against The Pirate Bay by attacking parts of the site’s infrastructure operated by third parties. The first and most remote casualty was the bandwidth supply coming from Swedish ISP Portlane. They provided Internet connectivity to a company called Serious...
Pirate Party Will Fight Anti-Piracy Group, Inside or Outside Court

Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

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(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog) Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria,...
Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android
IKEA's Uppleva TV and home theater goes on sale in select European stores

Spotify eyes European expansion with Italy and Poland launch, according to new job postings

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Widening its footprint in Europe, popular music streaming company Spotify is set to launch its service in Italy and Poland, after it posted new job vacancies for “Growth Manager” positions in both countries. Both job openings (Poland/Italy) state that a successful candidate will be responsible for launching Spotify in one...
Spotify eyes European expansion with Italy and Poland launch, according to new job postings

RIP: Loosecubes Is Closing on Friday

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Farewell, unconventional workspaces. (Photo: Loosecubes) Pour one out: Loosecubes is done. The company, which allowed freelancers and floaters to rent desks and offices, is closing up shop on Friday. After the end of the week, all reservations are cancelled and you’ll no longer be able to log in to the...
RIP: Loosecubes Is Closing on Friday

3D printed shoes

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This laser-sintered 3D-printed shoe, by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, was displayed at Stockholm's Fashion Week. If only it was made out of the kind of milk-based bioplastic that smells like rice pudding, well, shiny shiny shiny pumps of dairy! The Melonia Shoe: A world's first? Wearable 3D printed...
3D printed shoes

New Apple Stores to open in Europe, Australia and North America

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Amid record earnings and continually strong sales at its retail outlets, Apple is reportedly planning to open stores in Stockholm, Vancouver and South Perth, while rumors point to a second Seattle location....
New Apple Stores to open in Europe, Australia and North America

Spotify has acquired playlist discovery app Tunigo, one of the most popular apps on its platform

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Spotify has acquired Tunigo, a music discovery and playlist sharing service that’s available through the native Spotify app and as a dedicated experience for iOS devices. The deal, spotted by All Things D, means that all employees at the Swedish company will move to Spotify’s offices in either Stockholm and...
Spotify has acquired playlist discovery app Tunigo, one of the most popular apps on its platform

Swedish data center saves $1 million a year using seawater for cooling

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A data center in Sweden has cut its energy bills by a million dollars a year using seawater to cool its servers, though jellyfish are an occasional hazard.Interxion, a collocation company in the Netherlands that rents data center space in 11 countries, uses water pumped from the Baltic Sea...
Swedish data center saves $1 million a year using seawater for cooling

Berlin start-ups seen ripe for money as GP Bullhound moves in

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Berlin, one of Europe’s self-anointed tech start-up hubs, could be about to see a lot more investment and acquisition. GP Bullhound, one of digital media’s leading VC and M&A advisory houses, is acquiring seven-month-old Berlin financial adviser Pure Equity. This year, GP Bullhound has advised on the sale of 192business...
Berlin start-ups seen ripe for money as GP Bullhound moves in

King.com Appoints EA Social Games Producer to Rule New London Studio

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King.com, one of the fastest-growing social games companies on Facebook, has opened a new game studio in London that will be led by Electronics Arts and Playfish veteran Catharina Lavers Mallet. While an executive producer at EA, Lavers Mallet worked on major titles like The Sims Social. The London studio is...
King.com Appoints EA Social Games Producer to Rule New London Studio

Spotify buys music discovery app Tunigo

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Spotify has acquired Tunigo, a Stockholm-based music discovery app, for an undisclosed sum, AllThingsD reported Friday. Tunigo works on Spotify’s platform and also has iOS and Android apps. Tunigo lets users browse Spotify playlists, discover new music and read music reviews. Tunigo’s app will remain on Spotify and its employees will...
Spotify buys music discovery app Tunigo
Pirate Bay co-founder indicted on charges of hacking, fraud

Hangouts: How an internal video link between Seattle and Stockholm became an awesome Google+ feature

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Google’s social network, called Google+, is growing in terms of users and interaction, serving as the search giant’s competitor against its more established rivals in Facebook and Twitter. Whilst the service draws many parallels with Facebook, one of Google+’s standout features is Hangouts; a video chat room that allows any...
Hangouts: How an internal video link between Seattle and Stockholm became an awesome Google+ feature

Tripbirds takes another swoop at social travel

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When Swedish startup Tripbirds launched its social travel service earlier this year, I thought it looked beautiful, worked well — and would, inevitably, struggle. The reason was simple: the site was dipping its toes in a competitive-but-ineffective market for travel services built on top of the social substrate of the...
Tripbirds takes another swoop at social travel
Stockholm's hot ecommerce startup Tictail hits 10,000 stores in 10 months, plots global expansion
Apple to open its first retail store in Sweden September 15th

Loosecubes Shutdown Casts A Shadow Over 'Workspace Marketplace' Model

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Loosecubes, a “community marketplace” for workspace which connected members with a desk or place to work, is shutting down. Friday, November 16th will be the last day the site honors reservations booked through it and anything booked after that date will be cancelled. The site will then go dark. The...
Loosecubes Shutdown Casts A Shadow Over 'Workspace Marketplace' Model

iPhone 5 sales begin rolling across the globe

9to5mac.com
Apple’s iPhone 5 has begun going on-sale in countries across the globe. First is Australia, who’s now close to an hour in. Here’s the first iPhone 5 recipient, complete with advertising (image via igbtys): And the long line (image via Pablo) Australia Apple stores 25 minutes into iPhone 5 sales....
iPhone 5 sales begin rolling across the globe

Strap on your e-wings: Apple has added 3D flyover to 16 more cities

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Chicago's 3D flyover is pretty, but I probably haven't touched it since I reviewed iOS 6 last fall. Apple is continuing to update the functionality in its iOS Maps app, though the most significant changes may not be noticeable to all users. The Loop published a list of cities...
Strap on your e-wings: Apple has added 3D flyover to 16 more cities
HBO to stream its content to customers without cable for the first time, but only in Europe

Pirate Bay Founder Remains Locked Up Without Charges

torrentfreak.com
Following his arrest late last month, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was assumed that Gottfrid was sent to Sweden because of the outstanding one year prison sentence in the Pirate Bay case. However, once he touched down at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, the...
Pirate Bay Founder Remains Locked Up Without Charges

How to Keep An Event Exclusive: Threaten to Cancel It

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To generate buzz around new artwork at Stockholm art gallery Bonniers Konsthall, DDB Stockholm invited people to an event via Facebook. But there was a catch: If more than 99 people agreed to come by 9 p.m., the event would be cancelled....
How to Keep An Event Exclusive: Threaten to Cancel It

Like clockwork: We talked to the striking woman behind the minimalist, multi-touch Mutewatch (video)

thenextweb.com
Yesterday at the Media Evolution conference in Malmö, Sweden, I learned about a fledgling Stockholm-based consumer electronics company that produces and sells a sweet minimalist wristwatch with a swipeable touchscreen. Baptized the Mutewatch, the watch comes with a rubbery wristband and a seamlessly integrated LED display that tells you the...
Like clockwork: We talked to the striking woman behind the minimalist, multi-touch Mutewatch (video)
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