Sunday, 30 March 2014

Tech Quiz

26) It was known by the code name "Revolution" until 2006 later they changed its name as it is not an ideal name, its long and in some culture its hard to pronounce. So changed to something which is short and easy to remember thus they came up with _ _ _ . Two of its lower-case character resemble two people standing side by side (represent user of it). id what I am talking about ? 
Wii gaming console by Nintendo 

25) What patent was filed by two student of Drexel institute of Tech. in 1949 which IBM refused to buy and make any kind of funding for their project and the patent was later purchased by RCA. What is this, I am talking about which get its peak period in early 1980's when US Army began using it and today Federal Express is the largest user of this. Id what ? 
Barcode by Bernard Silver and Norman Woodland

24) As X may not have been the best choice for astronauts as the flakes of it drift in microgravity where they could pose threat to the astronauts and equipment in space station. An American inventor and politician Paul Fisher came up with Y  and in mid 1960's patented this as AG-7. After its successful use NASA and Soviet Space Agency ordered this in bulk for there future projects. ID the what I am talking about ? 
The Space Pen / Zero Gravity Pen, by Fisher Space Pen Company

23) 'SCAM' is a term which is widely used in IT  industry, which has changed the way a business can be run and get closer to the customer with minimal overhead and maximum reach. What does this stand for ? 
 Social networking, Cloud services, Analytics and Mobile computing

22) X was originally founded in Sweden by two frustrated music lovers having its headquarter in the Berlin. The founders initially aspired to allow musicians to share recordings with each other, but the concept later transformed into a full publishing tool that also allowed musicians to distribute their music tracks. The Government of Turkey blocked its access in 2014 when several phone call conversations were leaked of Turkish Prime Minister on X. Id what I am talking about ? 

21) It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy meaning 'humanity towards others' or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". This is a Operating System developed by a South African entrepreneur and space tourist with a vision to provide access to all software should be free to all and available to everybody on the same terms. Today it is funded by Canonical Ltd. Id what I am talking about ?

20)  What in the world of technology is known as "Dead Tree Edition" ?
-  Paper version of a publication that can be found online or Hard Copy 

19) Which social networking site has slogan "The front page of the Internet" ? 
- Reddit 

18)  This is the brainchild of Rajeev Gupta and Ashish Trivedi providing suitable platform to families, children or any social group to safely communicate in online world. They are having headquarter in Singapore and providing their services in Australia, US & India. Id the start up recently received the Singapore Govt. fund backing ? 

17) What is this communication app introduced in March 2014 which first became popular in in Iraq following government restrictions on internet use and thereafter during the Hong Kong protests as this app don't need internet to work. Id which app is this known as "mesh network" among its user ?
- Firechat

16)  Our movement has much in common with Gandhi's both are movements for freedom and to end a form of oppression. Gandhi sought to end the rule of the British over India, and we seek to end the rule of the software developers over cyberspace. Who is this computer programmer had  obtained positive statements about the free software movement from the  Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam also ? 
- Richard Matthew Stallman

15)  Connect to a famous IT company ? 
 Mphasis Unleash the next. owned by HP, its previous logo and its founder Mr Jerry Rao (right), Chairman and CEO, Mr Jeroen Tas

14)  Which Calcutta-based internet service provider announced in 1999 that it would be the first free Internet service provider in the country ? 

13)  Which Chinese firm recently launched its IPO in the US with its new listing on Nasdaq. The IPO is the largest in history for a Chinese company in the US ? 
- founded by richard Liu. 

12) Id the this author, a Hungarian-born famous American businessman ? 

Andy Grove

11) Its company’s full name is _______ Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. Fill in the blank.
- Deloitte

10) Which famous company was founded in 1982 by Mitch Kapor and Jonathan Sachs with the name drawn from a word in transcendental meditation in which the founder Mitch Kapor was involved? 
- Lotus Development Corporation (Now Lotus Software owned by IBM). 

9)  Whose motto is this One World. One Internet ?

8) What is SlashDot effect ?
- When a popular website links to a smaller site, causing a massive increase in traffic and overload result in crash the smaller site. 

7) Which Indian  brand coming up with this concept which allows its customers to make their order online and pick it up later from store. And they called this "OOPS" (order online and pick up at store)?
- TATA Croma

6) Which Internet search engine's name literally means `view from above' and was originally owned by Digital Equipment Corporation's and later by Compaq?
- AltaVista
5)  Which global talent development company. It was started in 1982 as a computer education training institute by IIT Delhi graduates, Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani?

4). HYLITES” which is in news recently, is a _______ ?
-GPRS based railway enquiry system

3). What was founded in 2008 formally known as This company is backed by Matrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Norwest Venture Partners and invested in by eBay Inc ?
- Quikr

2) Which company was co-founded in March 2006 by Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and A.C.F. Oxenford ? 

1). What was started by Reggie Brown and Evan Spiegel as a class project at Stanford University under the name of Picaboo. Its  mascot is called "Ghostface Chillah". What I  am talking about?
-Snap Chat

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