Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Gestures set to shake up mobile user interfaces

Touch screens have changed the way people use mobile phones dramatically. But gesture controls, augmented reality and larger screen sizes are about to change habits even more, according to mobile interface expert Christian Lindholm.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs07 Sept. 09 23:34

Samsung set to open European mobile app store

Samsung Electronics will launch an application store on Sep. 14 with applications and content for its Omnia smartphones, it said on Monday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs31 Aug. 09 23:47

New owner presents details on legal Pirate Bay

The prospective buyer of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is planning to implement a system that lets copyright owners remove content from the site in a quest to make it legal, Global Gaming Factory X said on Wednesday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs20 Aug. 09 01:01

Stock exchange keeps Pirate Bay buyers under close watch

Internet cafe operator Global Gaming Factory X will be delisted from a Swedish stock exchange if it engages in illegal activities involving the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, which it plans to acquire, a stock exchange official has warned.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 July 09 08:59

The Pirate Bay will let users delete accounts ahead of sale

The operators of The Pirate Bay will allow users to delete their accounts on the torrent-tracking site, a feature many users have requested since a deal to sell the site was announced Tuesday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs02 July 09 05:44

Internet cafe company offers $US7.8 million for The Pirate Bay

The owners of The Pirate Bay have agreed to sell the site to a Swedish Internet cafe operator for 60 million Swedish kronor (US$7.8 million), the company said on Tuesday.Global Gaming Factory X (GGF) said it wants to find ways to pay content providers and copyright holders when their content is downloaded via The Pirate Bay, which tracks who is sharing files over the BitTorrent peer-to-peer service.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 June 09 22:40

Dutch antipiracy organization takes aim at Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is the target of yet another legal case -- the Dutch antipiracy organization BREIN wants to close the file-sharing site in the Netherlands, and wants to see its founders appear in the Amsterdam district court on July 21, it said Tuesday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs25 June 09 04:34

Nortel accepts Nokia Siemens bid for wireless assets

Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to sell its its wireless network infrastructure business assets for $US650 million, it said on Friday.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 June 09 03:52

Sweden's Pirate Party sets sail for Brussels

The Pirate Party, a party campaigning for online civil rights, has won at least one seat in the European Parliament, after obtaining 7.1 percent of the votes in elections in Sweden.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs08 June 09 21:21

Study: Operators should use DNSSEC to improve security

Various challenges are making many operators hesitate to adopt DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) to prevent hackers from tampering with DNS information and redirecting Web traffic, according to a study from European Union's cybersecurity agency.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 May 09 04:36