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Cyber Quiz

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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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E-Quiz

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Questions

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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E-Quiz

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Questions

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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Cyber Quiz

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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E-Quiz

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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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E-Quiz

Questions

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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Cyber Quiz

 

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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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E-Quiz

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Questions

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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Cyber Quest

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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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Cyber Quiz

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.

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