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The Second Largest Unicorn Breeding Ground In The World? Sweden.

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The famed Spotify lives in Stockholm

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Why Sweden's New 6-Hour Work Day Standard is a Good Idea

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Do we really need to work 40 or more hours a week to get things done? Some Swedish companies think not

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What giving blood in Sweden can teach us about great mobile experiences

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So when I read about what Sweden is doing with blood donations it made perfect sense. I give blood platelets 3-4 times a year. Boom. Not easy.*.

Flyte: Levitating lightbulbs from Sweden

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Now we can only assume that Flyte , the levitating lamp from Sweden, would have blown Edison’s socks right off.

WiMP Brings Music Streaming Service To Sweden

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But since it is more about the particular region, Sweden has seen an immense rise in the category recently.

Jay Z acquries Sweden's WiMP and Tidal

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Editor''s note: This article originally attributed Aspiro to Norway - it has now been fixed to Sweden. million).

Sweden's Textwave nails ephemeral texting

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Snapchat asked and answered the question of whether self destructing photos had any wide-scale purpose in society. But what about text?

Europe's Wackiest New Benefit: Paid Sex Breaks

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A town in Sweden is contemplating offering employees paid time off to get it on. Yes, really

Sweden's Creandum Raises €180 Mln Early Stage VC Fund

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Stockholm-based VC firm Creandum said on Monday it has closed ahead of schedule its 180-million euro early stage venture capital fund Creandum IV. The fund will primarily invest in Seed and A rounds across Europe with sufficient capital to follow and support startups from early to late stage financing.

Sweden's Saltside sees massive traction with classifieds in emerging markets

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The company has been growing at 300% per year, and have beaten out local and international competitors in auto, property, and general classifieds.

Sweden's Promobucket Makes Sharing Visual Assets Easy

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When you''re working heavily with visual files, sometimes amazing utilities like Dropbox or Box aren''t all they could be.

Sweden To Charge TV Tax For Anyone With A Computer or Tablet

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Unfortunately this also means that anyone with a computer or tablet will now have to start paying television license fees. Thelocal.se

Finnish Innopinion Will Source Healthcare Ideas for The Queen of Sweden

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We live in a world where people are starting to do just about anything by utilizing the power of the crowd. This is how Innopinion was born.

Sweden Tops List Of Android App Downloads Per User

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has the most Android users by volume, this data may suggest that Sweden is a good proving ground for apps. While the U.S. While the U.S.

Epidemic Sound brings together Sweden's Music, TV, and Internet Entrepreneurs for new type of Music Library

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Additionally on the team is co-founder David Stenmarck, one of Sweden''s most decorated music producers. "It''s million SEK (€1.58

Denmark And Sweden To Replace Stamps With Text Messages

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Looks as if this is going to see implementation both in Denmark and in Sweden, beginning with Denmark in April. Image by Judy Van Der Velden.

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. In the region, we've got Voddler out of Sweden, VDIO (Not launched here, but by the Skype guys), and Denmark's Xstream. Throw away your televisions, Netflix is coming to town. The U.S. Netflix has been streaming content to U.S.

TeliaSonera Backs Down From Charging For VoIP In Sweden

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Last April we covered TeliaSonera's plans to "start exploring new business models" by charging for VoIP calls over their data networks. The Local.se

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. billion. Now the focus is on digital music GROWTH.

A Brief History of Sweden's Goat Simulator

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The origins of the game can only confirm how a joke can become a huge sensational hit, given the right circumstances.

Personal finance app Tink raises €3.1 Million to expand outside Sweden

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On Friday news broke that Stockholm-based personal finance app Tink has raised a $4 million (€3.1

This 3D Printer Maker Is Expanding Its Reach Across Sweden, Israel, and Turkey

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Formlabs, the three-year old manufacturer of 3D printers, is expanding into five new markets. Its latest product will let you craft headphones, cavity fillings -- and even a couples' vibrator

Rhuby – An Entrepreneurial Gem In The Spirits Business

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When the spirits monopoly in Sweden was broken, Binder fully entered the spirits business by launching her own brand of vodka, Svensk Vodka.

FunBeat Social Fitness App Launches Outside Sweden

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The company established itself in 2008 and going to become the largest training site in Sweden, with 200,000 members today, with 6.5M

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Is The Six Hour Work Day the Key To Productivity?

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Sweden has been experimenting with a short work day. Can their success transfer to the private sector

VC Per Capita: Finland $46, Sweden $45 (US $72, Europe $7)

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Naturally we wanted to find out what the figure is for Sweden and it's pretty close: $45 per capita (overall investments 2.67 million people).

Shadow Cities Launches In Sweden, Eyes Global Launch

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The Helsinki, Finland based mobile gaming company Grey Area announced the expansion of their Shadow Cities game to Sweden today. Sweden is the second, so called, test market for Shadow Cities before it plans to launch the game globally. After Sweden, Grey Area is looking to launch the game globally.

Melt: PHP Framework From Sweden

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Melt is a newly announced PHP Framework from Sweden. The team includes Hannes Landeholm, Per Jonsson and Daniel Marklund.

The Pirate Bay Moves Hosting From Sweden To. North Korea?

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Last week we covered that The Pirate Bay is moving to Spain and Norway, but the Norwegian end of the deal apparently fell through.

IFS World Conference: Sneak Preview

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IFS invited me to their conference in Gothenburg, Sweden next week.

The Big Problem With Stockholm's Plan to Be the Smartest City in the World

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Stockholm, Sweden, is home to cutting-edge technology and thriving startups. So why aren't the entrepreneurs happy

Sweden May Investigate iPad Marketing Of 4G Services

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Sweden is so far one of the few countries that boasts a 4G network, yet the problems arise in the differences in frequency bands used in the U.S.

Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

If you are interested in the big picture of global innovation, you might want to download this report from INSEAD — the 2011 Global Innovation Index. It ranks 125 countries by measuring various indicators, both inputs and outputs to the innovation process. INSEAD is essentially a global business school with points of presence all around [.].

Next From Sweden: ?Mowing Lawns From Your Wrist

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Husqvarna, a Swedish manufacturer of outdoor power products, said on Friday it has launched the first Apple Watch app for robotic lawn mowers.

Nordic Startups: A New Accelerator Program For Web And Mobile Startups In Sweden

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Nordic Startups , a brand new accelerator program for Swedish web and mobile startups, will soon start its operations in Stockholm.

Augify From Sweden Aims To Help You Beat The Market Through Real-Time Data Visualisation

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This is what Augify from Sweden is trying to achieve. Let''s face it, we are overwhelmed with data. They tell us that according to IBM, 2.5

Sweden seek to lure two unsuspecting gamers North

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Are you interested in getting paid to play games during work hours and receive free tickets to Dreamhack 2014? So what’s in it for the city?

Sweden top, UK second in Europe by per capita venture activity

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That Sweden is doing amazingly well for a small country (emulating Israel). I see this as a good sign. Venture Capital

Wrapp Explodes Out Of Sweden, Taking Online Gift Cards To US With $5.5mm Funding

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Another disruptive service is launching in Sweden today. Compare those numbers with their eight week long test launch in Sweden.

Facebook Looking To Open A Data Centre In Luleå, Sweden?

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The reason Facebook is allegedly looking into Sweden is the advantage of cold weather. The company is widely thought to be Facebook.