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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?

 

Answers:

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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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 Diapers.com, 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.

 

Answers

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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Questions

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?

 

Answers

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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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…?

 

Answers

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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Questions

1. Name the actor behind HitRecord.org, 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?

 

Answers

1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

2..xxx (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?


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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’?

Answers

1. symbolics.com.

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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Questions

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.

 

Answers

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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Questions

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.

 

Answers

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..?

 

Answers

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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Questions

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?

Answers

1. Goo.gl.

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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Questions

1. In the context of MP3s, what is an ‘Artifact’?

2. What prides itself with the tagline ‘A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.’?

3. Who is to be the CFO of Microsoft replacing Chris Liddell?

4. Chronologically, what was No. 1 in Webby Awards’ recently announced 10 most influential Internet moments of the decade (2000-2009)?

5. Simple. What is the extension for a compiled Java file?

6. Which US President was responsible for creating Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) from where we got the ARPANET?

7. Which consumer hardware company was founded by David Potter in 1980?

8. What term is Apple Computer CEO John Sculley said to have used for the first time to describe Apple Newton at its launch?

9. What is the nationality of Jarkko Oikarinen of the IRC fame?

10. In an episode of the sitcom ‘Friends’, which virus infects Ross’s laptop, when Chandler checks his, leading to Ross’s speech on archaeology being deleted?

Answers

1. An error, like a pop or a crackle, that an inferior encoder has created.

2. xkcd.com

3. Peter Klein.

4. Craigslist moving outside San Francisco in 2000 to revamp the whole notion of classified ads.

5. .class

6. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

7. Psion.

8. PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).

9. Finnish.

10. Anna Kournikova virus.

 

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1. Fred Berenson, a research associate at New York University, is to write which American classic entirely in emoticons?

2. What is the term used for picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese wireless messages and webpages?

3. Which Amazon endeavour has the tagline ‘Artificial Artificial Intelligence’?

4. The medals for which sporting extravaganza is to be made from e-waste or metal from recycled TVs, computers, and keyboards?

5. Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of…?

6. What is the nationality of the company which makes the popular anti-virus AVG software?

7. ‘The Impossible Project’ is a scheme to reinvent which iconic product in the world of photography after the company ceased its manufacture?

8. Who has launched a mission for kids called ‘Mission: 10,000 Rockets’?

9. Google’s proposed new service that will deliver e-books to anyone with a Web browser is to be called…?

10. Which co-founder of Sun Microsystems remarked about Steve Ballmer “[Bill] Gates is over the top, but Ballmer’s mad, he’s insane.”?

 

Answers

1. Moby Dick.

2. Emoji.

3. The Amazon Mechanical Turk, a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence.

4. Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

5. Facebook.

6. Czech.

7. Polaroid instant film.

8. Bing.

9. Google Editions.

10. Bill Joy.

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1. What is Microsoft’s proposed booklet-shaped, dual-screen tablet-like-device called?

2. What is Intel’s first discrete or standalone graphics processor in about 10 years called?

3. Elisa Steele is the Chief Marketing Officer of which cyber-giant?

4. Which processor was codenamed ‘Waternoose’ by IBM and ‘XCPU’ by Microsoft?

5. Which popular Google software application was originally created by Idealab?

6. MINIX is a portmanteau word made from which two words?

7. Name the new mapping platform for the indoor world, which according to the maker is “in a sense Google Maps inside a building.”

8. Which of its co-founders is the CTO of YouTube?

9. The highest ranked computer company at No. 2 in Interbrand’s ‘Best Global Brands 2009’ report is …?

10. Which very popular portal was launched by Dr Simon King, a British researcher, at the University of Minnesota in 1993?

Answers

1. Courier

2. Larrabee

3. Yahoo!

4. Xenon, used in Xbox 360.

5. Picasa

6. Minimal and Unix

7. Micello

8. Steven Chen

9. IBM. Microsoft is 3rd and Google 7th.

10. Cricinfo

 

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1. Name the high-throughput wireless LAN standard that was finally approved by IEEE on September 11.

2. What was nicknamed ‘Cocktail’?

3. How did a site called ‘best-antivirus03.com’ make the news recently?

4. The non-profit, open-source foundation created by Microsoft with a contribution of $1 million is called…?

5. What is Motorola’s first Google Android device called?

6. Which Japanese giant has launched a new household LED light bulb that it says lasts 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs?

7. Which company has developed a high-quality raw video format initiative called CinemaDNG, where DNG stands for Digital Negative?

8. The cute four-year-old being used by Microsoft to promote its new products is called…?

9. Name the company that has tied up with Yahoo! to give the cyber-giant’s e-mail users the ability to attach up to 100MB of files to each e-mail with an ‘Attach Large Files’ application.

10. September 9, 2009 marked the 10th anniversary of which one-time popular game console made by Sega?

Answers

1. 802.11n.

2. Apple’s iTunes LP, a format for interactive album artwork.

3. It was a rogue ad that hit the NY Times web site ‘warning’ readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site of its making.

4. CodePlex Foundation.

5. Motorola Cliq.

6. Panasonic.

7. Adobe.

8. Kylie.

9. Drop.io.

10. Dreamcast.

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Questions

1. Name the high-throughput wireless LAN standard that was finally approved by IEEE on September 11.

2. What was nicknamed ‘Cocktail’?

3. How did a site called ‘best-antivirus03.com’ make the news recently?

4. The non-profit, open-source foundation created by Microsoft with a contribution of $1 million is called…?

5. What is Motorola’s first Google Android device called?

6. Which Japanese giant has launched a new household LED light bulb that it says lasts 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs?

7. Which company has developed a high-quality raw video format initiative called CinemaDNG, where DNG stands for Digital Negative?

8. The cute four-year-old being used by Microsoft to promote its new products is called…?

9. Name the company that has tied up with Yahoo! to give the cyber-giant’s e-mail users the ability to attach up to 100MB of files to each e-mail with an ‘Attach Large Files’ application.

10. September 9, 2009 marked the 10th anniversary of which one-time popular game console made by Sega?

Answers

1. 802.11n.

2. Apple’s iTunes LP, a format for interactive album artwork.

3. It was a rogue ad that hit the NY Times web site ‘warning’ readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site of its making.

4. CodePlex Foundation.

5. Motorola Cliq.

6. Panasonic.

7. Adobe.

8. Kylie.

9. Drop.io.

10. Dreamcast.

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1. What post does Chris Beard hold in Mozilla Labs?

2. In what way is the contribution of Armas Clifford “Mike” Markkula Jr. important in the history of Apple?

3. Name the Toronto-based company that won a permanent injunction that prohibited Microsoft from selling or importing to the US any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML?

4. One more on MS. Which product while being tested internally was codenamed Kumo?

5. Connect Uncia uncia (or Panthera uncial) to Mac OS X 10.6?

6. What is Google Caffeine?

7. Who is the largest shareholder in Lenovo with about 27.17 per cent?

8. Which was the first text in the ambitious Project Gutenberg launched in 1971?

9. How did Jeremy Jaynes and his sister Jessica DeGroot achieve infamy in 2005?

10. Name the not-much-heard-of scientist, an early discoverer of electromagnetism, whose birthday was doodled by Google on August 14.

Answers

1. Chief Innovation Officer.

2. He is the American entrepreneur and an angel investor who provided early critical funding for Apple.

3. i4i.

4. Bing.

5. The scientific name for snow leopard is Uncia uncia and snow leopard is the codename for Apple’s latest OS.

6. It’s a new next-generation architecture for Google’s Web search.

7. Chinese Academy of Sciences, a government agency.

8. The US Declaration of Independence.

9. They were the first to be convicted for spam. Jeremy was sentenced to nine years in prison while Jessica was fined $7,500.

10. Hans Christian Ørsted.

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Questions

1. Which telecommunications giant has picked up the wireless assets of bankrupt Nortel Networks for $1.13 billion?

2. In the context of 4G wireless technology, expand LTE.

3. In the context of Google, what is commonly called ‘Omaha’?

4. According to YouTube watchers, what is the number of YouTube video views per day: 403 million, 817 million or 1.2 billion?

5. Which cyber-giant has agreed to acquire the popular Xoopit?

6. Who has announced two open-source initiatives — Open Source Media Framework (to create sophisticated media players to run flash presentations) and Text Layout Framework (to help developers add advanced typography and font layouts to flash apps)?

7. Scott Thompson is the CEO of…?

8. Which browser-maker’s proprietary Web server service is called Unite?

9. What is the significance of the San Francisco Metreon mall in the Microsoft timeline?

10. Which online vendor’s shoe and handbag retail site is called Endless.com?

Answers

1. Ericsson

2. Long Term Evolution.

3. Google Update, the software installer and auto-updater for Windows.

4. 1.2 billion!

5. Yahoo!

6. Adobe

7. PayPal

8. Opera

9. It had the only Microsoft retail outlet to date, which closed in November 2001.

10. Amazon

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1. Name the Indian, vice-president of product management, who broke the news about the upcoming Chrome OS on the Google blog recently.

2. According to Akamai’s latest ‘State of the Internet’ report, which Asian country has the distinction of having the highest average connection speed, at 11 Mbps, in the world?

3. Continuing on the above report, which two countries were the two largest attack traffic sources, accounting for nearly 50 per cent of observed malicious traffic?

4. With whom is Sony partnering for movie streaming to Bravia TVs?

5. The open source project led by Novell to create an Ecma standard compliant, .NET-compatible set of tools is called…?

6. Expand SaaS as used in the context of software delivery method.

7. What is ‘Moonlight’?

8. Which free open source web browser, based on Internet Explorer’s core, has the official site www.morequick.com?

9. In the context of e-mail marketing, what is A/B Split?

10. Which market leader in its field of activity has the tagline ‘Confidence in a connected world’ to highlight its mission?

Answers

1. Sundar Pichai.

2. South Korea.

3. China and the US.

4. Netflix

5. Mono

6. Short for Software as a Service.

7. It’s a free and open-source implementation of the Silverlight web application framework.

8. GreenBrowser.

9. It’s a marketing test method where an e-mail subscriber list is split into two groups and every other name in the list is sent an e-mail message and vice versa.

10. Symantec

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Questions

1. Tim Morse is the new CFO of…?

2. Which Google honcho made this comment on Bing’s launch: “It’s not the first entry for Microsoft. They do this about once a year!”

3. To which ‘vendor’ must Amazon.com pay $51 million to settle a lawsuit which claimed Amazon violated an agreement by allowing other vendors to market similar products on its site?

4. What is the ‘noble’ purpose of Microsoft’s ‘browserforthebetter.com’ site?

5. According to ‘global market share statistics’ provided by Net Applications, which is the fourth most used OS now after Windows, Mac and Linux?

6. Name the Indian, Microsoft’s vice-president in charge of Startup Business Accelerator program, who is quitting after 19 years at the software giant?

7. Which Java software framework is named after the creator’s child’s stuffed elephant?

8. Name the VC which was the initial one to fund Yahoo! in April 1995 with an initial investment of nearly $2 million.

9. Which was the first ‘mouse gesture’ and who introduced it?

10. Which browser had its genesis as a research project at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company, in 1994?


Answers

1. Yahoo!

2. The CEO, Eric Schmidt.

3. Toys ‘R’ Us.

4. For every download of IE 8 from that site, the company will donate eight meals to ‘Feeding America’ programme.

5. The iPhone OS.

6. Sanjay Parthasarathy.

7. Hadoop

8. Sequoia Capital.

9. Called the ‘drag’, Apple used it to replace a dedicated move button on the mice shipped with Macintosh and Lisa computers.

10. Opera

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Questions

1. Expand the messaging standard XMPP.

2. Name the now-discontinued ‘lightweight dependency injection framework for Java 5 and above, brought to you by Google’.

3. What important component of the Net was designed by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge in early 1983?

4. In the context of cyber security strategy for the US federal government, if George W. Bush’s document was called ‘National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace’, what is Barack Obama’s just released document called?

5. Frank Warren is the founder of which very popular ongoing community project wherein people mail their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard?

6. In which three European countries is Gmail known as Google Mail?

7. Which international developer and publisher of video games was started by Trip Hawkins in May 1982?

8. The first domain reserved for a non-English Wikipedia was for which language?

9. Who was the President of the US when the idea of ARPA, the forerunner of the Internet, was thought about?

10. What were ‘SNDMSG’ and ‘READMAIL’?

Answers

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1. eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol.

2. Guice

3. Domain Name System (DNS).

4. ‘Cyberspace Policy Review’.

5. PostSecret

6. Germany, Austria and the UK.

7. Electronic Arts.

8. German (deutsche.wikipedia.com).

9. Dwight Eisenhower.

10. The first basic e-mail programs written by Ray Tomlinson at BBN.

Courtesy:V V Ramanan, The Hindu

Filed under: YW-Cyber Quiz

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