Jaan Tallinn
Jaan Tallinn is an Estonia
Estonia , officially the Republic of Estonia , is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia , and to the east by Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation . Across the Baltic Sea lies...

n programmer who participated in the development of Skype
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 and KaZaa
Kazaa Media Desktop started as a peer-to-peer file sharing application using the FastTrack protocol licensed by Joltid Ltd. and operated as Kazaa by Sharman Networks...


Jaan Tallinn is partner and co-founder of the development company Bluemoon which created the game SkyRoads. He graduated from the University of Tartu
University of Tartu
The University of Tartu is a classical university in the city of Tartu, Estonia. University of Tartu is the national university of Estonia; it is the biggest and highest-ranked university in Estonia...

 in 1996 with a BSc
Bachelor of Science
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 in Theoretical Physics
Theoretical physics
Theoretical physics is a branch of physics which employs mathematical models and abstractions of physics to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena...

 with a thesis that involved traveling interstellar distances using warps in space-time.

Jaan is a member of the advisory board at Lifeboat Foundation and member of Estonian President's Academic Advisory Board

External links

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A19821-2002Dec20
  • http://www.detnews.com/2003/technology/0309/25/technology-280510.htm
  • http://edition.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/02/07/why.estonia.ap/'
  • http://asi.ee/team/jaan-tallinn
  • http://www.bluemoon.ee/team/jaan/
  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/eu/story/0,7369,1193516,00.html
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