Natural Cycles contraception app told to clarify pregnancy risks

A multi-month investigation by Sweden’s Medical Products Agency into a number of unwanted pregnancies among users of ‘digital contraception’ app Natural Cycles has been closed afte

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi

Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. Thi

With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

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Contraception app Natural Cycles’ Facebook ad banned for being misleading

Natural Cycles, a Swedish startup which touts its body temperature-based algorithmic method for tracking individual fertility as an effective alternative to hormonal birth control, has been wrapped by

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises $800,000 for its digital healthcare SaaS

Engaging Care, a Swedish heathtech startup co-founded by Charlotta Tönsgård, who was previously CEO of online doctor app Min Doktor before being asked to step down, has raised $800,000 in “pre

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

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.

Google buys Sweden’s Limes Audio to boost Hangouts voice quality

In a blog post, Google announced the acquisition of Limes Audio, a Swedish company that focuses on improving the quality of voice calls. The 10-year-old company, headquartered in Umeå, Sweden, also

Lessons In Moving Your Startup Overseas To Silicon Valley

As a CEO and immigrant worker (take that, Trump!), I always get asked about moving my company to Silicon Valley. I usually answer that I believe you can build a world-changing organization anywhere, b

Sweden Is A Tech Superstar From The North

While most of Europe has been mired in economic turmoil since 2008, Sweden has managed to stay afloat -- and even accelerate its growth. The country and, especially, its capital, Stockholm, have outpa

Confirmed: Sony Mobile Cuts 1,000 Workers In Sweden As Handset Maker Restructures

The shakeout among less successful mobile handset makers continues apace. Sony Mobile is cutting 1,000 jobs in Sweden, one of the company’s key manufacturing and R&D centers, as part of

Universal Avenue Gives Businesses On-Demand Access To A Direct Sales Team

B2B startups often rely on word-of-mouth and online advertising to get the word out about their products. Over time, they often add a marketing and sales department, but they typically don’t h

Watch The First Donut In Space

It’s hard to believe that a month ago humans were unable to launch a donut into space. It was March 2015 and the world was in turmoil. Space travel was but a dream for even the richest pastry an

Fyndiq Raises $20M To Take Its Bargain Marketplace Beyond Sweden

Fyndiq, a startup based out of Sweden that has built an online marketplace for merchants and brands to sell bargain-basement and end-of-run goods for as much as 70% off the original retail price, has

Swedish Fan-Made Subtitle Site Is Shut Down By Copyright Police

In a move that should give Twilight slash-fic writers pause, the Swedish copyright enforcement agency, called Intrångsundersökning, raided and seized the servers of Undertexter.se, a fansub site ded

Magine Is The Best Internet-Based Cable TV Service You Can’t Use (Unless You Live In Sweden)

Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime offer compelling alternatives to cable TV for those who don’t want to subscribe to regular cable. But what if you could subscribe to an Internet-based cable TV s

Have Swedish Treasure Hunters Just Discovered The Millennium Falcon On The Sea Floor?

Some readers may be upset by the content herein, as this doesn't exactly involve APIs, Android, or SDKs, but it was just too good not to share. The international media has been abuzz today with some u

Calling all "Suckers for Hot Women on Bicycles" (TCTV)

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The Swedish Pirate Party moves The Pirate Bay to parliament

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/tpbs.jpg" />Interesting developments coming out of Sweden vis-à-vis <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/the-pirate-bay/">The Pirate B

Voddler, the Spotify-for-movies, gets more mystery funding

<img class="shot" title="Voddler" src="" alt="" width="250" height="122" />[Sweden] Movie-streaming service <a href="http:
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