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Think you know your tech? We’ll put it to the test on this short-but-sweet episode of Geared Up.

While our co-host Andru Edwards is out of town, we dive into some little-known facts about Amazon, one of the biggest and fastest expanding tech companies in the world. Do you know where the company was founded? What its original name was?

If you can tell us the answer to our final trivia question, you’ll be entered to win a brand-spanking new Amazon Echo Show, the first Alexa-powered touchscreen device.

Here’s the question: What was the inspiration for Alexa’s name?

If you think you know the answer, email it to us at for a chance to win the Echo Show. We’ll randomly choose a winner from the pool of correct answers.

And while you’re at it, send us the name you’d choose for a smart assistant. It’s not as easy as you might think!

Update, Aug. 17: The answer: Alexa’s name was inspired, in part, by the Library of Alexandria. Congrats to our winner, Brian O’Keefe. Thanks to everyone who submitted an answer!

Listen to and watch the episode above or download it as an MP3. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play Music or wherever you listen to shows. We’ll be back soon with a full episode of Geared Up.

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