Swedish startup RunAlong wants to make you sweat. With your friends. In the dark.

FOWA’s known for being a launching platform for startups. The joy of being surrounded by 600-odd web people though is that there are bound to be a few other startups in the house apart from the

Sweden's anti-piracy law sure seems to be working

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ipred.jpg" />Sweden's anti-piracy law, IPRED, seems to be working, insofar as various Internet traffic monitors have seen a significant d

Video: This is what Sweden's Pirate Party is all about

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/piratepartyy.jpg" />Probably the name needs to change, but Sweden's Pirate Party has its heart in the right place. It doesn't aim to give

Flint, MI will hopefully soon get its own biogas facility

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/flint1.jpg">There isn't a spot in the country that has been harder hit by the financial meltdown than Flint, MI. Forbes recently <a href=

Sweden's Pirate Party on track for 2 seats in European Parliament

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/spp.jpg" />Those of you in Euroland are probably sick of hearing about the <european elections, especially because, as I learned in co

Protesters take to the streets post-Pirate Bay verdict

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tpbtpb1.jpg" />Whatever. Last week's guilty verdict (that will be appealed till we're all bored of the topic) in the Pirate Bay trial cau

Guilty: The Pirate Bay found guilty of copyright infringement

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/thepbg.jpg" />We'll probably do more with this as the day goes on, but quickly: The Pirate Bay guys were found guilty in their trial in S

Pirate Bay server heads to Swedish museum

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tpb.jpg" />Hey, have you guys heard of The Pirate Bay? It's this cool Web site that has all these things called BitTorrents. You just dou

Internet traffic drops by 33 percent in Sweden after anti-piracy law passes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/swedenn.jpg" />That Swedish anti-piracy law just went into effect, and guess what happened. Overall Internet traffic dropped by a whoppin

Airplane converted to hostel at Stockholm airport

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/17981.jpg">Travelers to Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda Airport don’t have to venture too far to find a place to sleep. A converted Boeing

The Pirate Bay's little-talked-about financier's adventures in extreme right-wing politics

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/tpbguy.jpg" />To me, the ongoing Pirate Bay trial is <i>utterly boring</i>: courtroom machinations, childish snickering (tee-hee, this ra

Europe gets a Halo 3 + Halo Wars Xbox 360 bundle

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/x360bundlee.jpg" />Looks like there's a “best of” <i>Halo</i> <a HREF="http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/18703/Best-of-Halo-Xbox-360-Pro-

Mobile Life Subway Demo: Meet me on the 6

A quick and cute location-aware demo at Mobile Life. This system asks you where you’re getting on the train and where you’re getting off. It then checks the timetable and tells you if frie

Dumb: Clergyman gets caught leering at porn using church computers

A Swedish clergyman is in a bit of hot water after it was discovered that he used the church’s computers to download an insane amount of pornography. I bring this up because A) it’s funny

Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

A recent survey by Swedish computer magazine PC för Alla, (PC for Everyone) reportedly found that women get more frustrated than men over just about every aspect of computers and using the Web. While

The Pirate Bay adding SSL encryption in response to Swedish wiretapping law

You may remember that a couple days ago the Swedish Parliament passed a controversial law allowing warrantless wiretaps and monitoring of internet traffic. While I’m sure this is ostensibly for

Even the Swedes are being warrantlessly wiretapped

Normally, when it comes to personal freedoms, civil liberties, copyright law and the like, Sweden has historically been the progressive vanguard. And their women are statuesque and beautiful (but have

Swedish anti-piracy TV program grossly simplifies issue to scare kids

http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=swedish.flv Don’t you know that for every song or movie you download from ThePirateBay, you single handedly cause the untimely death of an artist

Old Swedish Lady Gets World's Fastest Internet Connection

Although likely 39.99999 Gigabits more than she actually needs, Sigbritt Löthberg now has a 40 Gbps internet connection. She’s never owned a computer until now but she did give birth to some fa

Lamp Doubles as Thermal Detonator Prop

Sweden-based Flux has a designer LED lamp made of aluminum and glass called Barry that uses a curvy mirrored surface in the upper hemisphere of the 7-inch diameter device to reflect light from about 7
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