Why the Y?

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The moment you decide to name something, you need to be so concise that a whole concept reduces to a short sound, few letters. Names aren’t just a way to recall things, names embody feelings, emotions… they whisper. Think about Apple, Amazon, Oracle. You might not know what a name means, but the way it sounds can still give you some ideas about its meaning. Look around. Almost everything that...
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Sparkling Europe

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Have you ever made a Skype call? Or listened to music on Spotify? Got a car ride with BlaBlaCar? Spent hours playing Angry Birds? Built something with Arduino? Believe it or not, all of these companies were born in Europe, and there are many new technology startups launching every day. Skype was founded in 2003 by Janus Friis from Denmark and Niklas Zennström from Sweden. It grew fast and was...
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Year 23 AI

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Everything that can be invented has been invented.Charles Holland Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1899 This quote goes to show that sometimes rumors spread more than facts. In reality, the Commissioner of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Charles Duell, never made such a statement (as explained here and here.) The quote seems to have found its way into popular dialogue and has been misused since. Mr. Duell...
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