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1. The new chairman of the Nasscom Executive Council for 2011-12 is…?

2. Social-bookmarking service Delicious, owned by Yahoo!, was recently purchased by AVOS. Who are the founders of AVOS?

3. In the context of Firefox, what are ‘Azure’ and ‘ionMonkey’?

4. Name the new CEO of Infosys.

5. Which entertainment giant’s network suffered a security breach of the personal data of more than 75 million customers leading to lawsuits and major embarrassment, recently?

6. Which Indian Financial technology company has entered the cloud computing space by investing in the digital identity authentication services provider IdenTrust?

7. What is GigaPan Time Machine?

8. Apple is said to have paid $4.5 million to Sweden-based Xcerion to acquire what domain name?

9. Which ‘avian’ game released by Gamevil Games recently topped Apple’s App Store?

10. What is the purpose of MIT’s new software CanDo?



1. Rajendra Pawar.

2. YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

3. The in-the-works graphics engine and JIT compiler.

4. S.D. Shibulal.

5. Sony PlayStation Network.

6. Polaris Software Lab.

7. It is Google’s new initiative that “enables simultaneous exploration of space and time across massive datasets that could not previously be interactively explored at full spatial and temporal resolution.”

8. iCloud.

9. Air Penguin.

10. It brings the design strategy called DNA Origami to the masses.


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Cyber Quiz



1. Lars Boilesen is the CEO of…?

2. Which ‘browser godfather’ is behind the ‘Facebook browser’ RockMelt?

3. Which online giant recently bought Quidsi, the parent company of, for about $540 million?

4. Name the technology developed by Intel and backed by Apple, expected to debut in 2011, that can carry data at 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously.

5. NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is playing a role in the advertisement for which recently released video game?

6. K. Ananth Krishnan is the CTO of which IT major?

7. Which video streaming service Web site has the slogan “Anywhere, Anytime”?

8. Expand DESC, which is involved in improving the environment and driving long-term economic growth.

9. Which free-to-play social network games developer was founded in 2007 by Kristian Segerstrale, Sebastien de Halleux, Sami Lababidi and Shukri Shammas?

10. Name the former CEOs of eBay and HP who unsuccessfully contested in California elections recently.



1. Opera

2. Marc Andreessen.

3. Amazon

4. Light Peak.

5. “Call of Duty: Black Ops.”

6. TCS

7. Hulu

8. Digital Solutions Energy Campaign.

9. Playfish

10. Meg Whitman and Carly Fiona.


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Cyber Quiz



1. Which foundation’s credo is ‘A passion for the Web. An even greater passion for humanity’ and who is the brainchild behind it?

2. Jim Balsillie is the co-CEO of…?

3. If it’s Nook for Barnes & Noble, then Kobo is for…?

4. The only dual-core 1GHz ARM processor that is in production today is the…?

5. What is PlayBook?

6. Vancouver-based Bluewater Productions is to bring out a comic book on which Net celebrity?

7. What can Apple Peel 520, made by China-based device creator Yosion Technology, do to an iPod Touch?

8. Name the owner of Segway who died recently after riding one of the scooters off a cliff and into a river.

9. According to the IDC Q2 2010 report for mobile handsets in India, of the top five, the top two are Nokia and Samsung. Name the other three.

10. To celebrate which famous TV family’s golden jubilee did Google have a tribute doodle on September 30?



1. World Wide Web Foundation started by Tim Berners-Lee.

2. Research In Motion.

3. Borders.

4. Nvidia’s Tegra 2.

5. The upcoming 7-inch tablet from RIM.

6. Mark Zuckerberg.

7. Convert it to function like an iPhone.

8. Jimi Heselden.

9. G’Five, Micromax and Spice.

10. The Flintstones.


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Cyber Quiz


1. The first non-Finnish CEO to head Nokia, appointed recently, is…?

2. Who is a ‘Googlegänger’?

3. According to a global study done by Panda Security, which are the top two sites for phishers, accounting for  44 per cent of all the malicious Web sites discovered?

4. One more on Nokia. Can you recall the digital-map supplier that the cell-phone maker bought for $8.1 billion in 2007?

5. Google’s new resource for parents to help them keep their kids safe while surfing the Net is called…?

6. Name the former Sun CEO who is now in charge of a health start-up called ‘Picture of Health’.

7. Asus’ Eee PC 4G is considered the first…?

8. According to Google, globally everyone using which of its new feature would save more than 3.5 billion seconds a day, i.e. 11 hours saved every second?

9. In the context of Android OS, Froyo is a portmanteau word made up of…?

10. ‘Charlie’ was Apple’s internal codename for…?



1. Stephen Elop.

2. A person with your name who shows up when you google yourself.

3. eBay (23 per cent) and Western Union (21 per cent).

4. Navteq.

5. Family Safety Center.

6. Jonathan Schwartz.

7. Netbook.

8. Google Instant.

9. Frozen Yogurt.

10. iPhone 3G S.


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Cyber Quiz



1. Name the actor behind, a site that lets artists collaborate on a film and have a share in the profits if something commercially viable is made.

2. To which much-requested domain name did ICANN finally give its conditional approval?

3. After the N8, Nokia is to replace the Symbian OS in its smartphones with which OS?

4. ‘Etherlink’ released by 3Com was the first….?

5. Expand the acronym PowerPC, the RISC architecture created by the AIM alliance in the early 1990s.

6. Which company was named after a water body that ran behind the home of its co-founder in Los Altos, California?

7. How many terabytes in a zettabyte?

8. What is grown on the two fully grown plots of land when one starts to play FarmVille?

9. Whose tagline is ‘quietly brilliant’?

10. Which game is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s most popular free MMORPG?



1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (for porn sites).

3. MeeGo.

4. Ethernet card.

5. Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing.

6. Adobe.

7. One billion!

8. Eggplant and strawberries.

9. HTC.

10. RuneScape.

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1. On March 15, the silver jubilee of the first .com web domain name was celebrated. What was it?

Premium play.

2. Name the entertainer whose music videos have cumulatively carried her beyond the 1 billion online-views threshold, a first for a crooner.

3. If Apple can use the name iPhone for its smartphone, for what can Cisco use the same name?

4. In a big leap forward, how many cores will the AMD Opteron 6100 series processors soon have?

5. According to recent deposition by its CEO Eric Schmidt, how much premium did Google pay for YouTube?

6. According to the International Telecommunication Union, what is defined as “transmission capacity that is faster than primary rate Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) at 1.5 or 2.0 Megabits per second (Mbits)”?

7. What is the claim to fame of the Cray XT5-HE Opteron Six Core 2.6 GHz also called the ‘Jaguar’?

8. Which Indian State is ‘numero uno’ as regards the telephone subscriber base data?

9. With whom has Google teamed up to bring the Web into the living room through a new generation of televisions and set-top boxes called Google TV?

10. Which very popular, free web-based, collaborative, multilingual project is readying for its first major UI overhaul by adopting a new theme called ‘Vector’?



2. Lady Gaga.

3. Its VoIP phone.

4. 12 and 8 cores.

5. $ 1 billion

6. Broadband

7. It is the fastest Supercomputer in existence.

8. Maharashtra

9. Intel and Sony.

10. Wikipedia

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1. Name the recently unveiled music file format, developed by some of the key figures behind the MP3 and intended to be a competitor to Apple’s iTunes LP.

2. One of the biggest hoaxes perpetrated on Wikipedia was in its Polish version, from November 2004 to February 2006, about a person named Izaak Apfelbaum. How was he better known?

3. Who was named the ‘Mobile Industry Personality of the Year’ at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona?

4. What was formerly known as the Integrated Media Player (iMP), Interactive Media Player and MyBBCPlayer?

5. What important technology does EMVCo oversee?

6. According to Harvard University researchers Tyler Moore and Benjamin Edelman, Google could be making some $497 million a year from which common Net ‘error’?

7. Cathie Lesjak is the CFO of which cyber giant?

8. Who has launched a video-streaming service simply called ‘Go’?

9. Who made this ‘criticism’ of the iPad: “You know, I’m a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen, and a real keyboard — in other words, a Netbook — will be the mainstream on that”?

10. Name the Vijayawada-born lady now serving as the CTO of Cisco.



1. MusicDNA.

2. Henryk Batuta.

3. Steve Jobs.

4. BBC iPlayer.

5. The technology behind chip-based payment cards.

6. Typosquatting

7. Hewlett-Packard

8. HBO

9. Bill Gates.

10. Padmasree Warrior.


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1. What has been dubbed ‘Operation Aurora’?

2. In the world of mobile telephony, why would February 4, 2010 go down in history?

3. Nobuyuki Oneda is the CFO of which electronics giant?

4. What is Project Needlemouse?

5. Who has bought Yahoo’s HotJobs for $225 million?

6. What is Lostpedia and who operates it?

7. Name the CEO of Mozilla Corporation.

8. Name the company, on whom Google has trained its sights, that makes the codecs TrueMotion S, VP4, VP5, etc.

9. How did the Firefox add-ons Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0 and Master Filer make news for the wrong reasons recently?

10. Name the two entities behind Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot.



1. The recent China-based cyber attacks on 30 leading companies including Google and Symantec.

2. The Symbian Foundation completed the open source release of the source code for the world’s most widely-used smartphone platform.

3. Sony

4. Sega’s codename for its new game, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1′, which comes after a long time.

5. Monster

6. It is a ‘Lost’ fan encyclopaedia hosted and operated by Wikia.

7. John Lilly.

8. On2 Technologies.

9. They were pulled out by Mozilla as they were found to contain Trojan horse code aimed at Windows users.

10. GM and NASA.

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1. According to ComScore, Inc, US shoppers spent a whopping $27 billion online in the holiday season with the second most productive day being ‘Cyber Monday’ with sales of $887 million after the December 15 sales which saw $913 million being spent. When was ‘Cyber Monday’?

2. If the signalling rate for USB 2.0 is 480 Mbit/s, what is it for the new USB 3.0?

3. Teenager David Nelson, the founder of a music service, was chastised by Vevo which asked him to stop using the service’s content and trademark. Name the teenager’s site.

4. Name the game that has broken many records, earning the distinction of being the ‘most pirated game of 2009′ with downloads exceeding 4.1 million times till end December since its early November launch.

5. The team from which prestigious varsity won a $40,000 online, nine-day challenge in early December, proposed by the US government’s DARPA, in just nine hours?

6. According to Netcraft’s December 2009 Web Server Survey, how many million sites were there across all domains: 225, 234 or 240?

7. Why is February 4, 2004 a significant date in the online world of social networking?

8. Which OS has the default browser NetPositive (often called Net+)?

9. Which dangerous worm has/had the aliases ‘Simpsons’, ‘Kwyjibo’ or ‘Kwejeebo’?

10. The popular video capture and video processing utility for Microsoft Windows written by Avery Lee is called..?



1. November 30.

2. 4.8 Gbit/s

3. Muziic

4. ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2′.

5. MIT

6. 234 (from about 12 million in 1999).

7. Facebook, initially named ‘thefacebook’, made its appearance.

8. Be Operating System (BeOS).

9. Melissa

10. VirtualDub.

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Cyber Quiz



1. Google’s new URL-shortening service is called…?

2. Name the CIO and CTO in Barack Obama’s administration.

3. In October 2009, which company did Forbes name as the largest privately held computer-hardware company in the US?

4. Which country has topped China as the world’s most prolific spammer by being responsible for 7.7 trillion spam e-mail messages in the year through November?

5. What term used in cyber-security was coined by Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen in 2008?

6. Wii Sports is on to a new trend of ‘exer-gaming’. What is it?

7. Which popular p2p file-sharing search engine was founded by Gary Fung?

8. Which pioneering online project in mass communication, brainchild of photographer Rick Smolan, took place on February 8, 1996?

9. How did Newsweek’s Dan Lyons achieve fame or infamy?

10. Who recently announced the launch of a 64 GB embedded NAND flash memory module, the highest capacity yet achieved in the industry?



2. Vivek Kundra and Aneesh Chopra.

3. Kingston Technology Company.

4. Brazil

5. ‘Clickjacking’.

6. Exercising by playing video games.

7. isoHunt.

8. ‘24 Hours in Cyberspace’.

9. As the ‘Fake Steve’ Jobs.

10. Toshiba


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