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The first to notice

November 11, 2011

Nice finding by Matt Brian at The Next Web; Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus told a story to a Norwegian news website E24 about when he spoke with Steve Jobs the first time on Siri sale:

Of course it was a great moment when Steve Jobs called and wanted to buy my company. It was surreal. When I heard that it was him, I knew we had made it big. In advance, we were pretty confident that the technology we had developed was so startling that we would get some kind of breakthrough. Steve was the first caller.

That last sentence speaks a huge volume about one of Apple’s perks to become the leader in tech industry, it is to spot developing technologies that could become the next ‘insanely’ great thing.

Another interesting tidbits from Dag’s story is about Siri name; it was named after a famous Norwegian meteorologist and businesswoman Siri Kalvig, and it’s a Norse name meaning “beautiful victory.”

* Note: The beautiful tribute photo above to Steve Jobs is courtesy of Andreas.

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