The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector is only a small 4% share of the GDP. But it accounts for 40% of all patents issued in the US.
In 2005, Opera CEO, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, announced that he would swim across the Atlantic from Norway to the US if the version 8 of web browser received a million downloads in 4 days. The number was reached in just 2 days and Tetzchner went ahead with the challenge, though in vain. [more...]