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  • Culture Watch: Gustavo Dudamel's first recordings from Gothenburg

     
    Mark Swed reviews Gustavo Dudamel's first recordings with the Gothenburg Symphony. This are noteworthy not only because they fill in the picture of a young conductor with his other orchestra, but also they document his first performances of Sibelius and...
  • Facebook data privacy questioned by Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

     
    Facebook has some explaining to do in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, according to a report. Data protection agencies in those countries are looking for the Palo Alto-based company to detail what exactly it does with the information it collects...
  • Mark Zuckerberg, top Google execs hide Google+ follower counts

     
    Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have all hidden who they follow on Google+ and have since fallen off an unofficial list of the 100 most popular people on the new social network. It seems the three tech executives want a little privacy in their...
  • Facebook reportedly blocks user-created Google+ ad

     
    An English web-app designer is claiming that Facebook removed a series of ads on the world's largest social network because he tried to advertise his Google+ profile. Michael Lee Johnson said on his Google+ profile that he submitted an ad to Facebook...
  • Sweden's postal service to swap stamps for text messages

     
    The Swedes are going postal –- though with text messages instead of stamps. The Swedish postal service, Posten AB, is looking to launch a system wherein letter and package senders pay for postage using their mobile phones, according to English-...
  • About (Late) Last Night: Huckabombs and Angry Birds [Video]

     
    Stephen Colbert puts Mike Huckabee on notice not because of his controversial statements, but because he didn't make the statements on his show. Also, Conan O'Brien bring life-sized Angry Birds to television in a tribute to Finland....
  • Your morning adorable: Rare pygmy hippopotamus born in Swedish zoo

     
    At the Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus is a big deal. The baby, a male named Oliver, was born Feb. 15 to mother Krakunia. As a newborn, Oliver had a bit of a......
  • Conductor Riccardo Muti wins Birgit Nilsson Prize, plus a cool million

     
    One of the top awards in the field of classical music, the Birgit Nilsson Prize honors singers and conductors for their career achievements. Plácido Domingo was the first recipient of the award in 2009. On Wednesday, organizers announced that Italian........
  • Ticket pic of the week: No, Hannibal used elephants

     
    From Somalia, Ali Abdullah Hassan looked for a job in Scandinavia. Look what he's doing....
  • Ikea not alone in its labor troubles in the U.S.

     
    A recent Los Angeles Times story looked at Ikea's first and only factory in the United States. Workers at the Danville, Va., plant say the Swedish furniture maker is not living up to the progressive European image the company uses......
  • Ticket pic of the week: A face in Japan

     
    Saki Watanabe undergoes regular examination near her home in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown....