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Swedish startups making international headlines this week – September 8

Written by on September 8, 2013

Note: This is a new Sunday format we are going to test – wrapping up all the great international press Swedish startups are getting. Please give us some feedback on Twitter, and of course – if you find a great piece, pass it on! In addition, we are looking to give it a snappy title – any suggestions?

SoundCloud started out as a way for musicians to collaborate remotely

As engineering students in Stockholm, Ljung and his co-founder Eric Wahlforss, were dissatisfied with existing platforms and tools available to musicians who wanted to collaborate remotely. They struggled to describe what part of the song they wished to edit and how they wanted it to sound, unless they were sitting right next to each other. There was Vimeo for video sharing and Flickr for photo sharing, but nothing for sound sharing. Further, for Ljung, the existing audio platforms simply replicated the model and character of old media.

President Obama’s Visit to Sweden Includes a Demonstration of the myFC PowerTrekk

“We are very proud over the opportunity to show our myFC PowerTrekk to President Obama and his team when he visited KTH to get a glimpse of the latest Swedish green technology. I’m particularly proud that we have been able to make this cutting edge high tech product so intuitive that everybody can use it virtually without instructions,” says myFC Founder and President Björn Westerholm.

Jumpstarter Pulls In $1.7M Seed To Re-Imagine The Dev Platform – Invite Codes For Readers

Jumpstarter says it provides developers with a toolkit to work more productively by eliminating time-consuming distractions when they setup, collaborate on, publish and scale their web projects. It is initially focused on PHP but will expand to other languages and add more community features.

Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

“In the real world it is very rare for a kid to encounter a problem that programming would be a way for them to solve,” says Daniel Ratcliffe, a game developer who has made a mod for Minecraft, called ComputerCraft, that adds programmable computers and robots to the game world.

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