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New Report on the Games Industry in Skåne and Blekinge

Oct 10, 2014 17:10 GMT Invest in Skåne The game developers of southern Sweden are at the forefront of a fast moving industry. Innovation is at their core, they develop games for all platforms, and are early explorers and adopters of new trends and technologies. This is the conclusion of the report that Game City conducted on behalf of Invest in Skåne.

European Arctic Initiatives Compendium released

May 20, 2014 12:02 GMT Swedish Polar Research Secretariat A compendium on European Arctic Initiatives has been released as a part of the feasibility study for a European Arctic Information Centre. The Compendium, co-edited by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, presents European Union flagship initiatives in the Arctic regions.

Loneliness is the worst thing about being single!

Oct 11, 2013 08:15 GMT What upsets the singles of today? We talk of a happy, independent life in which we are no longer dependent on each other, but Firstdate wanted to know if this is really true, and so conducted a survey to find out what is the worst thing about being single today. 65% responded that it is loneliness.

Swedish companies are best at applying for free scientific analysis at advanced European research facilities.

Jul 05, 2013 08:00 GMT Invest in Skåne The result of the final round of applications in the Science Link project shows that of the 66 applications from companies in the Baltic region, 22 were Swedish. In all, 47 companies will now perform free experiments for their product development.

The online dating company Firstdate reaches 1,000,000 members!

Jul 03, 2013 15:03 GMT At the weekend, Firstdate International AB passed the magic 1,000,000 member mark. This makes the online dating company one of the largest players in its industry, with its members collectively forming a community the size of a capital city.

Jun 26, 2013 11:14 GMT With a completely new design and new features, the Swedish online dating site, Firstdate International AB, will reach over 1 million users. Firstdate is the first player on the market to break the norm and put our users' pictures in the spotlight.

Feb 21, 2013 13:46 GMT Invest in Skåne The number of employees working for foreign-owned companies in Skåne has risen by 19% during the period 2004-2011. This finding is included in a report produced by the Scandinavian consultancy company Oxford Research, which was commissioned by Invest in Skåne to compile statistics on the internationalisation of the region.

Poles and Czechs travel abroad less than other Europeans

Aug 23, 2012 12:26 GMT ERV According to statistics compiled by ERV, which owns Evropská Cestovní Pojišťovna in addition to dozens of other travel insurance companies throughout Europe, Czechs travel abroad less than other Europeans. On average they only make 0.5 of a trip a year. Germans and Spaniards go abroad almost three times more often. Poles are the worst off—they cross their borders only 0.2 times a year. is taking the step out into social media!

May 16, 2012 05:00 GMT Firstdate is continuing to expand and grow – among social media now too!

Marriage is no longer as important a factor as it used to be, according to members of

May 08, 2012 05:00 GMT asked its members if they regarded marriage as something that was important to them. More than half of those who participated did not consider marriage to be of any importance and almost 5 per cent never wanted to get married.