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Estonians invented Skype, but then it was sold to Microsoft.
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6 years ago #9471900        
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not true, it was invented by a swede and a dane, Janus Friis og Niklas Zennström the same guys that made kazaa

Karen

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6 years ago #9472388        
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Well.... it depends on what you want to call "invented".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype

The company was founded by a swede and a dane, as TheBrewer points out, but the software developers were Estonian.

This card could use more nuance, but I can't call it outright "false"

3 years ago #9817175        
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@ColdTrash
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Jo, selskabet blev grundlagt af en dansker og en svensker, men software-udviklerne var estlændere, som det påpeges længere nede i tråden. :)


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3 years ago #9817172        
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wasn't it a dane and a sweede?

Hinoron

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4 years ago #9769057        
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Hmm... Well, credit to Estonia for making Skype, but it would have been Microsoft who got half the planet to actually USE it.

4 years ago #9690297        
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Estonia seems to have a very active and world-class software development scene. in addition to skype:
https://zeroturnaround.com/company/
makers of jrebel

4 years ago #9660092        
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Well, it makes sense, because I found out that Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn are Estonian.

5 years ago #9629399        
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So they sold out like Finland did with Nokia?
Sounds Nordic to me.


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