Here's Why People In Norway Are Much Happier Than You Are

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A new UN report says Norway is the happiest country in the world. Here's why

Norway's Wonderloop raises $200,000

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Video apps are on the rise in Norway it seems with two apps either launching or announcing funding. With the funding, Wonderloop says they''ll be hiring a full-time employee in Norway, and will be also be opening up a California office.

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Invesdor Launches in Norway and Denmark

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Helsinki-headquartered equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor will expand its service to Norway later on Wednesday when it opens first two cases in the country.

Founders Fund Angels Are Supporting New Tech Talent in Norway

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As the startup scene in Norway is speeding up things in multiple levels, we’re getting more and more news coming in. Founders Fund Norway. When we started, the professional early stage investment community in Norway was non-existent.

Startup Extreme hits Norway this Midsummer

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That's the idea behind Startup Extreme taking place June 17-19 in the extreme mountains of Voss, Norway. The event, run by the folks at Startup Norway is getting entrepreneurs outside and active for small group sessions, talks, and plenty of good Norwegian food.

?Norway's CLTRe Launches Security Culture Toolkit

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The toolkit is based on the Security Culture Framework created by CLTRe's founder and CEO Kai Roer. The human factor is still one of the top reasons for data breaches today. Effectively training employees to help them discover and avoid threats has been largely unsuccessful if we are to believe the data breach reports,” Roer said in a statement. CLTRe Toolkit focuses on improving employees’ habits and social behavior that impact security.

State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

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Digital is now the majority of revenues in markets such as the US, India, Norway and Sweden. Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong. After peaking at $38 billion revenue more than a decade ago, the industry stabilized last year at $16.5 billion.

Can Alliance's new early-stage fund get Norway on track?

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million) fund to focus on early-stage investments in IT called Alliance Venture Spring which will invest 2-5 million NOK (€240,000- €600,000) into companies primarily in Norway.

Norway starts young to get more women interested in Tech

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Norway, like many countries, faces the issue of seeing less women than men pursuing studies in technology fields. Speaking at the event was a wide mix of people, from Sunniva Rose, who spoke about blogging in the digital space, to the Prime Minister of Norway who was wired in.

Norway's Wonderloop Pulls together top Viners to promote app

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Norway''s Wonderloop , a video profile app, has seen some success in the Norwegian markets, but to properly introduce themselves to America''s youth the company pulled together 17 trendsetters together for a type of promotion we haven''t seen Nordic social apps leverage before.

Coworking in the mountains of Norway

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In Norway, well over half of the population live in settlements of under 20,000 people, well away from universities, coworking spaces and startup communities. 1724 is based in Vang , a small lakeside village in the historic district of Valdres in the very heart of Norway.

Norway's Unacast a beacon for the future of advertising

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Even if you''re not bullish on any practical use of Bluetooth beacons, after meeting the founders of Oslo-based Unacast you''d probably want to put money into the company.

Norway's Silicon Valley Development Program Back Open

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Applications are welcome to Innovation Norway''s flagship business development program, taking place in Silicon Valley this Fall. A former IT Project Manager, David Nikel now works as a technology writer in Norway. Fancy a month in Palo Alto?

World's biggest co-working space to be? The entrepreneurial awakening of Norway’s technology capital

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Isaksen believes in doubling the amount of companies, since there''s so much condensed know-how in the region (and the most people holding master''s and phd''s per capita in the whole Norway), but he evaluates that government set goals are impossible to reach due to workforce shortage.

Norway's Kahoot is an EdTech rocket with 900,000 unique new players last week

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Our last post on Kahoot was about the company hitting a milestone 150,000 users per week, but that seems like small change with this year''s school season underway.

Norway's Confr puts some tech into the dated Teleconferencing industry

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Norway-based Confr says they hope to challenge the big global telecom players that deliver old school and expensive solutions to businesses, and to create something that should just work efficiently.

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I Went To The Happiest Country In The World And I Was Miserable As Hell

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In Norway, everyone has a smile on their face and their hearts are full of joy. Or so I'd imagined. The Inc.

Safello expands local payments into Denmark and Norway

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Bitcoin platform Safello announces today it''s expanding to Norway and Denmark outside of its native Sweden to make buying and selling bitcoins more convenient.

Netflix To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden, And Finland

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That is at least if you're living in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, or Finland. Throw away your televisions, Netflix is coming to town. The U.S. based streaming service offers a deep catalog of movies and TV shows for a flat monthly rate. More specific details about pricing and content will be announced closer to launch, which is slated to be be in late 2012. You can say the same nice things about Netflix that you can also say about Spotify.

Keep Your Eye On Norway - A Startup Scene Is MESHing Together

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A startup ecosystem is sorely needed in Norway. Norway''s establishment is also starting to notice. They have reason to support a new wave of companies and innovation in Norway - the talk of the town is that oil money has become a gift and a curse.

Norway's Kuddle does safe social networking for kids under 13

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Not finding it suitable, but not having any alternatives at hand, Hestaas set out to built Kuddle under the advisement from children''s advocacy group Save the Children Norway, the Norwegian Media Authority and the interest group ICT Norway.

The Secret To Being Mentally Strong May Be Hidden In A Small Norwegian City

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A Stanford Researcher went to the north of Norway to study people's reaction to winter. She was surprised by what she found

Norway's EdTech rallies together with 40 million users worldwide

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When you think of education in the Nordics you might first think of Finland''s PISA test scores, but Norway seems to be the one really capitalizing on EdTech.

Burt expands to Norway, Focuses Development on Rich

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million investment from Industrifonden and angel-investors last year, Sweden-based Burt is expanding to Norway, as part of their expansion program. Following the company's €2.2

Dream Broker Expands to Norway, Grows Employees by 40%

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The decision to expand to Norway was clear and natural after we set up offices in Sweden and Denmark. Finland''s Dream Broker has been topping the growth charts with their online video solution.

Norway's Appear.in allows anyone to embed video chat

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What''s the easiest way to start video chatting in a group? With Skype or Google Hangouts you need an account and to know your contacts'' accounts to get chatting.

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Norway's Vio Starts Roll Out Of Its 'Netflix for Magazines'

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Norway's Vio launched earlier this month to the general public its digital platform that gives readers unlimited access to content from their favorite magazines.

Norway's Teslagrad Coming To Xbox One

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"We're looking forward to continuing the Teslagrad story and challenge on Xbox," Peter Meldahl, CEO of Rain Games, said in a statement. Our new levels not only increase Teslagrad's playtime by about 10 percent, they also increase its difficulty."

Norway's Future Home close to hitting funding mark

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With 22 hours left in their funding drive on IndieGoGo , Norway''s Future Home is so close, yet so far away with raising their minimum $200,000 goal.

Zero Emission, Fjord-cooled Data Centre Under Construction in Norway

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Get a slice of Norway 3D Printed

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It''s Friday afternoon, so play around with this tool to get a slice of Norway 3D printed for a mantelplace heirloom.

App Developers Innovate With Norway's Public Data

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Apps4Norge was a competition organised jointly by IKT Norge (ICT Norway) and Difi, the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment. The majority of ideas were domestic focused with slim prospects for development outside of Norway, understandable given the remit. An augmented reality Android app to help explore Norway''s culture. A former IT Project Manager, David Nikel now works as a technology writer in Norway.

Rocket Internet Is Heading North - Launches CupoNation in Finland With Norway And Russia Next On The List

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million into CupoNation on a global scale, have entered the Swedish market last week and plan further expansions into Norway and Russia very soon. Rocket Internet is one of those companies that create a lot attention and there are mixed feelings about what they do.

Norway's Showing Off Again

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The National Library of Norway decided to confirm that once and for all when they announced plans to digitize their entire collection , and since there is this thing in Norway called The Norwegian Legal Deposit Act all published content, in all media, must be deposited with them.

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Oslo and Austin: Creative Cities on the Edge of Innovation

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News OSLO, NORWAY – At SXSW 2015, Austin and Oslo announced a memorandum of understanding to forge a Creative Cities Alliance. At the time, Oslo had its own SX lounge and Norwegian company Kahoot!, which has most of its customers in Texas, announced that it would office in […] The post Oslo and Austin: Creative Cities on the Edge of Innovation appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Norway's QuestBack Acquires Globalpark

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QuestBack AS , the leading European provider of Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) services has announced the acquisition and merger of a German originated company Globalpark. Globalpark was founded in 1999 and has grown quite rapidly. At the moment of the acquisition, the company has also high profile clients such as Continental, Daimler, Nintendo, Sony Music and Bosch to name a few. Questback has been acquiring companies in Europe at an increasing pace in the last few years.

betaFACTORY: New Incubator Out Of Norway, Application Deadline Soon

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New out of Norway is betaFACTORY , an incubator with the goal of mentoring and funding 50 companies over the next 3 years. On the grounds of boosting Norway's startup ecosystem, betaFACTORY is focusing its search on Nordic startups that can help kickstart the scene is Oslo.

Norway's Megapop Announce First Game

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When we received a press release with the title Trolls vs. Vikings I originally thought it would news about something other than a new games developer announcing the release date of their first game.

Austin Companies Compete For Free Trip to Oslo Innovation Week

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Oslo, Norway, is the home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, the Viking Ship Museum, and a growing innovation conference where, this October, some intrepid central Texas startup will get the opportunity to pitch against contenders from Hackney and several Nordic countries, all expenses paid.

Oslo Innovation Week Starts With Female Keynote Speakers

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By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News OSLO, NORWAY – Just as the event got underway, master of ceremonies Torgny Amdam—among whose credits are as a singer in a hardcore band—announced: “Let’s all stand for the Crown Prince Haakon!” The crowd of about 200 people stood, the prince came forward, and the rap song […] The post Oslo Innovation Week Starts With Female Keynote Speakers appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin