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Shoulders that Steve Stood On

Shoulders that Steve Stood On




 From Our Chairman, Kevin Kimberlin



Jan Stenbeck

This is dedicated to an unsung hero at the birth of the mobile phone industry I have had the privilege of working with many industry giants, sometimes before there was even an industry. One of them was Swedish entrepreneur Jan Stenbeck. While many are unaware of his impact on the worldwide mobile telecommunications market, I was fortunate enough to be able to help him at a pivotal moment as he began to turn his startup, Millicom, into an industry giant.

An “In the Room” Series

The Origin of the Smartphone




The kudos keep rolling in as the iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary: the most successful product ever….one trillion dollars in iOS revenues, etc. It’s no wonder that many people think that Steve Jobs invented the smartphone.


But he didn’t. Its foundations in fact, had been on the market for years, based on two decades of Pocket phone innovation and 50 years of computing progress. What Jobs did so brilliantly was package his device with an Operating System, an app ecosystem, an awe-inspiring design and a totally unique business model to create something the world had never seen before.


But what about foundations? On whose shoulders did Steve stand? While large corporations AT&T and Motorola get most the history book credit, a handful of entrepreneurs first commercialized innovations that made the iPhone possible.


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In One Internet Second


In one second…

1,123 Tumblr posts are uploaded

2,146 Skype calls are made

7,226 Tweets are sent

725 Instagram photos are uploaded

35,392 GB of internet traffic is made

54,535 Google searches are made

123,834 YouTube videos are viewed

2,494,753 emails are sent

Quotes About the Internet


“The internet represents one of the most successful examples of the benefits of sustained investment and commitment to research and development of information and infratructure.” — The Internet Society


“We are all now connected by the internet like neurons in a giant brain.” — Stephan Hawking


“The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.” — Noam Chomsky