Norway

Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets

Swedish telehealth startup Kry has closed a $66 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. It raised a $22.8

What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

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Volvo cars and trucks can now share real-time traffic information

Starting in Norway and Sweden, vehicles from Volvo cars and Volvo trucks are now able to share traffic information through Volvo’s Connected Cloud. Let’s say car A runs into a road hazard.

Foreign workers can now get health insurance abroad with this new startup

As work in the digital domain becomes increasingly portable, a slew of (mostly young) professionals have taken to the skies and seas to travel the globe while clocking in and collecting their directly

Unacast bags $17.5M to do more with location data

Location tracking can seem pretty creepy if you're the consumer being watched. But there's big and growing business in tracking human movements and behavior, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones. To

Uber shutters UberPop in Norway, says it hopes for law change

Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, continues to be keen to be seen to be doing things differently vs the Travis Kalanick era Uber which got bogged down with so many scandals -- most recently culminati

Faced with criticism, Norway moves forward on plan to phase out FM radio

Norway’s plan to end FM radio kicks off today, as planned. The move will shift the country’s remaining national analog stations to Digital Audio Broadcasting by year’s end, part of a cost-saving

After oil, Norway looks to startups for economic growth

Politicians responding to the oil troubles are heeding calls for a new way forward, centered around startups. And the efforts to foster a new approach are led by an ambitious ex-business exec, the Cro

Keep an eye on Norway: Its startup scene is about to go huge

When I headed back to Norway to take a deep dive into its startup scene, I have to admit my expectations weren't that high. Completely unfounded: In just a few short years, it has gone from been a pre

Only in Norway: Fish food company wins startup pitch competition

Imagine for a moment that you are a tech journalist. You're traveling to Norway, a country dear to your heart, and you really want to come back reporting positive news about the startup scene there. Y

Norwegian PEN chapter sues its country to ensure Snowden can receive Ossietzky Prize in person

The Norwegian chapter of writers' rights organization PEN International is suing its own government in an attempt to make it safe for Edward Snowden to accept the prestigious Ossietzky Prize in person

Tidal, The Hi-Fi Music Service Jay-Z Is Buying, Expands To 22 More Markets, Reports Only 12K Users

Where Neil Young’s Pono may have flopped with critics, another hi-fidelity music service soon to be owned by a music superstar is hoping to fly. Tidal, a new hi-fi streaming service from Norwa

We Can All Go Home Now. Piracy Is Mostly Dead

According to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aftenposten.no/kultur/Piratkopieringen-i-Norge-stuper-7254221.html#.UeU2Co0Q4lo">report by Norwegian researchers at Ipsos</a>, piracy has fallen alar

DIY "last mile" fiber trenches in Norway

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/fiber-connection.jpg" />Is it just me, or has that "can do" American spirit begun to fade of late? We're all becoming complacent as the M

Norway to Apple: Get rid of the iTunes DRM, or else

Did you hear the news? “Norway” has a problem with the DRM used in iTunes, officially. The country’s consumer ombudsman, which sounds a government-subsidized version of Ask Asa, said the fol

Apple in legal hot water in Norway because of iTunes DRM

Apple is facing quite the legal challenge in Norway because you can’t play DRM’d, iTunes-purchased songs on devices other than the iPod. The law in Norway is such that, here, consumers hav

The Telemegaphone: No good can come from this

If there’s one thing that’s missing from Bunker Hill, it’s a giant megaphone that’s hooked into payphones spread throughout the city. I live at the base of Bunker Hill and it would be just gra

Space camera to monitor deforestation in Congo Basin

The UK and Norwegian governments are getting set to launch a $215 million project designed to “curb climate change by preventing deforestation” in the Congo Basin, according to BBC News. Part of t

Norwegian teen wins contest to send MP3s into space

In order to promote its Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the European Space Agency held a contest last summer. The rules were simple; send in a playlist of ten songs to load onto an MP3 player that t

Norway Responds to Job's Open DRM

in the form of an open letter. Titled “Thoughts on Music,” Jobs outlined the state of DRM and where he thought the practice could wind up, famously stating that if the major studios would