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You can now download the whole of The Pirate Bay in one 90MB file

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Back in August 2009, we reported on how the entire Pirate Bay could be downloaded in one 21.3GB file. At the time, we thought it was small – but now, as TorrentFreak reports, the notorious site has now been crammed into a truly minuscule 90MB zip file. The file, which...
You can now download the whole of The Pirate Bay in one 90MB file

Spotify for iPad launches: impressions and a visual tour of the new app

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It's here. After all the rumors, leaks and false alarms, Sweden's top music streaming service is finally ready for the big(ger) screen. Spotify has landed on the iPad, and not surprisingly, the new app is a no-brainer of a download for anyone currently in possession of a premium account...
Spotify for iPad launches: impressions and a visual tour of the new app

Pirate Bay Founder Fined For ‘Continued Involvement’ In The Site

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Over the years the laundry list of punishments and measures against The Pirate Bay and its founders has grown to epic proportions. The founders of the site were hit with jail sentences and huge fines following a 2009 trial and subsequent appeals, and the site itself is banned or censored...
Pirate Bay Founder Fined For ‘Continued Involvement’ In The Site
ThingLink Acqu-hires Pixboom To Double Down On Fashion

Hollywood Wants To Kill Piracy? No Problem: Just Offer Something Better

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Just John points us to a recent Reddit thread, in which a rather basic suggestion is made for how Hollywood could do a much better job killing movie piracy: by offering something better. It was summarized with the following graphic: Or, basically, create a service that doesn't limit people and...
Hollywood Wants To Kill Piracy? No Problem: Just Offer Something Better
Fiat 500 parked at Volkswagen HQ in Google Street View prank

Apple may release iOS 5.1 on March 9th according to iPhone operator profiles

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Apple recently published eleven new profiles for various iPhone-operators that point to a potential iOS 5.1 release date, according to YourDailyMac. The files include references to iOS 5.1, and they mention an update launch date of March 9th, indicating an iOS update could be released around the same time for the iPhone, iPad...
Apple may release iOS 5.1 on March 9th according to iPhone operator profiles

Spotify’s embeddable Play Button: Awesome idea, but not as good as it should’ve been

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In case you missed it, Spotify launched its embeddable Play Button earlier today, letting you embed any Spotify song, album or playlist directly into your website. Just like YouTube, right? Erm, no actually. Now that the initial dust has settled, it’s worth reflecting a little and seeing what’s on offer...
Spotify’s embeddable Play Button: Awesome idea, but not as good as it should’ve been

Waze sees 10,000 gas stations added by its users in 2 weeks

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Back in June, community-powered road navigation app Waze rolled out a new feature to let users find the cheapest gas station around them, as well as get discounts when filling up. The initial launch of the real-time fuel price feature was US-only, but starting from two weeks ago the Waze...
Waze sees 10,000 gas stations added by its users in 2 weeks

Samsung Finally Pushes Ice Cream Sandwich To The Galaxy S IIs Of The World

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Well, after a bit of a false start, Samsung finally seems to have done it. According to a new blog post on the official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the Korean consumer electronics giant has finally begun to push their Ice Cream Sandwich update out to the Galaxy S IIs of the...
Samsung Finally Pushes Ice Cream Sandwich To The Galaxy S IIs Of The World

WikiLeaks Founder Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

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The U.K. Supreme Court ruled that Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden for questioning about allegations of sexual offenses....
WikiLeaks Founder Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

Samsung kicks off Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Galaxy S II in Europe and Korea

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Samsung has announced that it is all set to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 7.4) updates to the Android Galaxy S II at last and for real, following an accident slip last week. The rollout will begin for device owners with a number of European countries — including Poland,...
Samsung kicks off Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Galaxy S II in Europe and Korea

LG lines up Optimus 4X HD for launch in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland

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While there's already plenty of excitement around other quad-core Android phones, LG will join the party soon when its Optimus 4X HD launches in a few European countries next month. Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland are all on deck in June, where this latest Optimus variant will...
LG lines up Optimus 4X HD for launch in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland

VIDEO: Assange loses extradition appeal

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Julian Assange loses his appeal to the Supreme Court against extradition to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex offences....
VIDEO: Assange loses extradition appeal
The Pirate Bay wants to use flying drones to operate over international waters
LG Optimus 4X HD out in Europe today

LG Optimus True HD LTE's European assault begins in Portugal, Germany and Sweden

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While the latest LTE and HD equipped addition to LG's Optimus line has already landed across Asia (Korea, Japan) and North America (US - AT&T, US - Verizon, Canada) under a few different names, the newly rebranded Optimus True HD LTE is finally prepared for a European debut. As...
LG Optimus True HD LTE's European assault begins in Portugal, Germany and Sweden

As Sweden Goes, So Goes the World: The Beginning of the End of Cash

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Sweden could be pointing the way to a (nearly) cash-free economy....
As Sweden Goes, So Goes the World: The Beginning of the End of Cash
Galaxy S II Android 4.0 update rolling out today in Korea, Poland, Sweden, and Hungary

Music Labels Have No Plans To Share Any Money They Get From The Pirate Bay With Artists

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We see this every single time the music labels (usually RIAA or IFPI) "win" a big case against an alleged "pirate" site. They're awarded a bunch of money... and none of it goes to the artists. We've heard about it happening with Limewire and YouTube (though that was payoff to...
Music Labels Have No Plans To Share Any Money They Get From The Pirate Bay With Artists

U.K. court: Assange can be extradited

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The WikiLeaks editor can be extradited to Sweden under a European arrest warrant to face sex crime-related charges. [Read more]...
U.K. court: Assange can be extradited
Galaxy S II ICS update available in UK starting March 19th, subject to carrier testing

Swedes' Twitter Voice: Anyone, Saying (Blush) Almost Anything

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Under a government initiative, each week a different citizen is entrusted the country's Twitter account, @Sweden, to post at will. Read more »...
Swedes' Twitter Voice: Anyone, Saying (Blush) Almost Anything

Hot Berlin startup Delivery Hero raises €25m, expands online food ordering business through acquisitions

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Online food ordering company Delivery Hero, one of Berlin’s hottest startups, has raised another round of funding, bringing its total capital raised to 40 million euros. The latest capital injection serves to finance the acquisition of OnlinePizza Norden Group by Delivery Hero, a mere 18 months ago after the latter...
Hot Berlin startup Delivery Hero raises €25m, expands online food ordering business through acquisitions

FunnyJunk attorney ropes California Attorney General into The Oatmeal lawsuit

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The updated Monday filing is the latest chapter in an increasingly ridiculous legal case involving an online intellectual property dispute. Neither Carreon, Harris, nor any of the other defendants (except for Ars commenter "Modelista") responded immediately to our request for comment. The move to include California’s top law enforcement officer...
FunnyJunk attorney ropes California Attorney General into The Oatmeal lawsuit

Sweden may also investigate Apple's '4G' marketing for new iPad

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The Swedish Consumer Agency is considering launching an investigation into the new iPad for "misleading" marketing related to high-speed 4G LTE connectivity....
Sweden may also investigate Apple's '4G' marketing for new iPad

Tripl launches beautiful travel summaries to help you keep track of your friends' journeys

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When you return from a trip, wouldn’t it be nice to compile a neat summary of what you did while you were away to share with others? Tripl is launching a new service today that does that in style. Founded in Sweden but now based in New York, Tripl began...
Tripl launches beautiful travel summaries to help you keep track of your friends' journeys

Amidst layoffs and leadership changes, Nokia acquires mobile imaging firm Scalado

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Buried in a press release announcing 10,000 additional lay-offs and 3 top executives stepping down from the company, mobile phone maker Nokia said it has acquired Swedish mobile imaging company Scalado. From the press release (we’re updating this post): In Smart Devices, Nokia plans to extend its strategy by broadening...
Amidst layoffs and leadership changes, Nokia acquires mobile imaging firm Scalado

Nokia Doubles Down On The Lumia Phone After Announcing Mass Layoffs

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Can the Lumia phone save Nokia? The company announced plans Thursday to sell off its Vertu luxury handset business and slash 10,000 jobs by the end of next year, or about one fifth of its global workforce, in an effort to get costs in line. Yet, amid all of that,...
Nokia Doubles Down On The Lumia Phone After Announcing Mass Layoffs

Swedish tweets stir controversy

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A unique campaign to promote tourism in Sweden has stirred controversy after messages about Jews and Nazis were posted on its Twitter page....
Swedish tweets stir controversy
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