Server farms house huge numbers of machines that support websites which need to be kept cool. As a result, more and more high tech companies are building data centers in the far north to take advantage of the naturally cool climate there.
Most countries in Europe are worried sick about debt, bailouts and unemployment, but Norway recently decided to cut spending in order to avoid too much growth. The smart management of Norway's oil and gas industry is bringing spectacular wealth to the country's small fishing towns.
Today's Global Hit features a singer from Norway who grew up in a Muslim immigrant community there. For Deeyah - as she's known - success came early...but it was followed by harassment and threats from her own community.
Norway is traditionally a Winter Olympics powerhouse. But Norway's haul is below expectations so far in Vancouver, and as The World's Carol Zall explains, that's fodder for jokes at Norway's expense in Sweden.