At SXSW, Norway’s Crown Prince Focuses on Tech for Sustainable Development

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The post At SXSW, Norway’s Crown Prince Focuses on Tech for Sustainable Development appeared first on SiliconHills. By Susan Lahey Reporter with Silicon Hills News It is always ironic when the tech doesn’t work at SXSW, which happened to Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, speaking at SXSW on Tuesday about creating innovation that solves problems. Starting his presentation with a video about the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals he ran into technical […].

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.

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.

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.

Norway's mCASH raises €5.15 Million Series A

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Mobile payments just got a big bump in Norway. Additionally we''re putting some of that towards an extremely aggressive and - I think - creative launch in Norway next week.". News broke that the home-grown mobile payment solution, mCASH announced a NOK 43 million (€5.15

Hey Zuckerberg, We Found Your Home-AI Solution in Norway

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Viva system is on sale in Norway, and Finnish sales are due to start in March, but if mr Zuckerberg calls Holen promises to make sure also U.S.

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.

Lessons From Norway

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But first let's have a look at Norway. Software is not at Norway's heart. Norway found oil. Editorial note: This is a guest post by Kristoffer Lawson, the Travelling Salesman. He's on a 10 000 kilometre drive to meet Nordic startups.

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.

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'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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

METAL MONDAY: Tusen Kall Til Solsang Ny by Galar - It is that.

Mark Birch

I did not know anything about Galar before a few years ago, but can you blame me when Norway has a metal band per capita rate of 1 out of 25 residents? Their latest album De gjenlevende came out in March and it just feels like Norway. Galar Tusen Kall Til Solsang Ny De Gjenlevende Metal Monday metal Norway black metal folk metal

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.

?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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Welcome Farewell by Vreid - More black metal from the nations of.

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Welcome Farewell by Vreid - More black metal from the nations of the Northern Lights, this time being Norway. Vreid Welcome Farewell black metal NorwayThis Norwegian outfit just released their latest album Welcome Farewell and it is quite excellent. I would rate this as highly as Soilwork’s recent release The Living Infinite. The title track is definitely heavy, but has some nice melodic parts that mesh well with the rest of the song.

Norway's Soundrop Picks Up €2.5 Million Round

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Today Oslo-based Soundrop announces it has picked up a 20 million NOK (€2.5 million) round led by Northzone and Investinor. The company has had a good run so far, it''s service is available as an app for Spotify , on the web , on any Facebook page , and as apps for iOS and Android.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Betrayal by Extol - Last week I mentioned there.

Mark Birch

Their blend of progressive, death, thrash and black metal put them on the map as one of the best extreme metal bands out of Norway, and while I was not always on board with some of it, they were putting out some of the most creative Christian metal around. Extol Betrayal metal Worship Sunday Christian Norway extreme metal Matthew 25:31-46 WORSHIP SUNDAY: Betrayal by Extol - Last week I mentioned there were two Christian metal albums that really blew me away last year.

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

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WORSHIP SUNDAY: A Sovereign Fortress by Antestor - I said that.

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This band originates from Norway and while they were not the first unblack metal band, they have been one of the more notable and successful of bands to popularize unblack metal. Antestor A Sovereign Fortress The Return of the Black Death unblack Christian metal Christian Worship Sunday metal Norway Psalm 18 WORSHIP SUNDAY: A Sovereign Fortress by Antestor - I said that we would be getting heavier on the Worship Sunday segment.

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.