Malibu and Kahlua Prototype the Future with ‘Living Lab’ Technology Hub

Malibu and Kahlua Prototype the Future with ‘Living Lab’ Technology Hub

Pernod Ricard-owned Malibu and Kahlúa are launching a brand new technology demonstration and rapid prototyping space at their global headquarters in Stockholm, a city second only to Silicon Valley when it comes to creating successful startups which include: Spotify, King and Mojang. The space, which has been created in conjunction with the company’s technology innovation agency, […]

Länsförsäkringar turn hate into love with new autocorrecting app The Nasty Filter

Länsförsäkringar turn hate into love with new autocorrecting app The Nasty Filter

After the World Cup game between Sweden and Germany on June 23, Swedish soccer player Jimmy Durmaz was exposed to a massive wave of race hate on social media. To make a clear statement against this abusive behaviour, the Swedish insurance agency Länsförsäkringar decided to launch a Nasty Filter app – a service that turns […]

Sweden’s first driverless buses hit the streets

Sweden’s first driverless buses hit the streets

Telecommunications company Ericsson has partnered with local Swedish public transportation and technology providers to conduct a six-month trial of two electric self-driving shuttle buses on public Stockholm roads. The goal is to test how the autonomous vehicles perform under real-word conditions for an extended period alongside cars, cyclists and pedestrians. The fully-electric buses can carry […]

Coca-Cola Launches World’s First Vending Machine which Accepts Dialect as Payment

Coca-Cola Launches World’s First Vending Machine which Accepts Dialect as Payment

During this summer the Coca-Cola bottles’ labels promoted over 90 different holiday destinations. To activate this locally, Coca-Cola in Sweden chose to highlight some of the Swedish destinations on the labels. Sweden is renowned for its many different local dialects, with clear phonetic and grammatical characteristics that can be irreconcilable, even for Swedes. And so, […]

Swedish Zoo uses AR animals to boost awareness of endangered species

Swedish Zoo uses AR animals to boost awareness of endangered species

Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, is using AR to raise awareness of endangered species and environmental issues among its visitors. The zoo has created virtual animals, which take real species and create fantastical variations on them to show how they would have to adapt to survive problems like deforestation, poaching and climate change. For example, a […]

Digital Marketing Pro microlearning app launches globally

Digital Marketing Pro microlearning app launches globally

Digital Marketing Pro, the microlearning edtech platform revolutionising how digital marketing skills are taught, is launching globally, having reached market dominance in its native Sweden. The Digital Marketing Pro (DMP) app, available on iOS and Android, is the first global product from Stockholm and Barcelona-based AIAR and aims to create the next generation of digital […]

McDonald’s Sweden Gamifies its Music Playlists with Cloud-Powered Soundtrack Your Brand Quiz

McDonald’s Sweden Gamifies its Music Playlists with Cloud-Powered Soundtrack Your Brand Quiz

McDonald’s Sweden has rolled out a music-based quiz across its restaurants via a partnership with Spotify-backed Stockholm company, Soundtrack Your Brand, adding a gamified dimension to dining in its restaurants via its pre-existing app. McDonald’s hopes to appeal to young people, driving them to download its app on iOS and Android in order to participate […]

Swedish Pharmacy Launches Pain-Relieving VR App

Swedish Pharmacy Launches Pain-Relieving VR App

The Swedish pharmacy chain ‘Apotek Hjärtat’ has launched a VR app for pain relief. ‘Happy Place’ distracts the brain from focusing on temporary pain through a virtual world. The app is available for free download in Oculus Store and available to try in selected Apotek Hjärtat pharmacies. Years of research and several independent studies show […]