Christopher Columbus famously sailed the ocean blue in 1492, so why isn't the New World named after him? The answer has to do with Columbus' reputation at the time Europeans named the newfound continents, as well as a highly successful publicity campaign led by the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, said Matt Crawford, an associate professor of history at Kent State University in Ohio. In addition, Columbus maintained until his dying day that the new land he had discovered was, in fact, Asia, Crawford said. In contrast, Vespucci was one of the first, if not the first explorer to declare that the New World was an entirely newfound entity (at least to the Europeans). [How Far Away Is the Horizon?] Columbus, born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy, moved to Portugal in 1476 to start a mapmaking business. At the time, called the Age of Exploration, Portugal was a leader, having already discovered the Madeira Islands and the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean and sailed down part of Africa's western … [Read more...] about Columbus Discovered the New World … So Why Isn’t America Named After Him?
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Snowflake Computing announced today that it has raised a massive $263 million round of funding to propel its cloud data warehouse business forward. The company is now valued at $1.5 billion. Snowflake sells database software that runs in Amazon’s cloud and provides businesses with a high-performance, highly scalable environment to store massive amounts of information for processing by a range of applications, including machine learning algorithms. The company was founded in 2012, and this latest round brings Snowflake’s total funding to $473 million, putting it among an elite group of startups that have taken on a massive infusion of cash over a short lifespan. Snowflake’s previous round of funding, worth $100 million, closed just last year. Iconiq Capital, Altimiter Capital, and Sequoia Capital co-led the round. Returning investors Capital One Growth Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Wing Ventures also participated. … [Read more...] about Snowflake Computing lands whopping $263 million for its data warehouse
posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:36 5 1. mocir (Posts: 23; Member since: 13 Jul 2012) Xperia. posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:45 0 28. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012) 185 gram is more than 180 of galaxy note 2 posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:36 7 2. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 129; Member since: 26 Aug 2012) nokia: give me all ur money and ur car posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:37 5 3. Diego! (Posts: 789; Member since: 15 Jun 2009) I like it a lot both in yellow or red, but I'm getting the Ativ S :D posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:39 3 5. redmd (Posts: 1619; Member since: 26 Oct 2011) me too, but as a secondary phone for the Note 2 I guess. posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:45 2 13. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012) Same man... I am not a Samsung fan but I'm leaning towards Ativ S posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:38 4 4. redmd (Posts: 1619; Member since: 26 Oct 2011) No micro sd expansion slot is a minus. But that is the design … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia Lumia 920: the new features
If you had to be reminded that the last Windows Phone flagship to hit the stage from Nokia and Microsoft was the Lumia 930 , you’re not alone. If you had to double-check to confirm it, along with its Verizon-exclusive cousin, the Lumia Icon , was actually released earlier this year, you wouldn’t be alone there either, but it feels like they've been around, and Big Red has already retired its model. To be fair, hype around smartphones generally doesn’t last beyond a few weeks, maybe a couple months. Case -in-point, I haven’t given much thought to the Samsung Galaxy S5 since, well, this writing is the first time in a while. Of course, in Samsung’s case, the company makes so many different devices, it’s easy to forget what came out when and where. Since the S5 was announced in February and released in March of this year, Samsung has announced or released 40 – forty , four-zero – phones, smartphones and tablets. Many of … [Read more...] about Is Microsoft squandering its opportunity to roll out a new flagship?
Let's start off the week with some fun with the best new Android and iPhone apps so far in April 2015! In our weekly round up of the best new Android and iPhone games we introduce you to everything new and worthy with no limits to the genre, platform, or price. We can't guarantee that you'd love the genre of the game we've picked, but if you do, chances are you'd spend hours playing one of these games.The biggest launch of the week is Sorcery! 3, the latest iteration in the gamebook series, that combines epic adventure with great storytelling and graphics. Thousands of different choices make gameplay extremely rich and unique, and on top of that you've got thirty new enemies, five Gods with different powers and an open world to explore.The best new games with no limits to genre or priceThis, however, is hardly the only game worth your while as Does Not Commute, a strategical racing game, and Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, an immersive adventure title, fight for your … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone games (April 21st