Biz-Tech quiz – 1

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1) X is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. X, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that X is the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable). Since X was already trademarked by a hotel chain, they had to buy the rights for the name.

Identify the company.

 

2) X is a privately held, online gaming portal, with browser games in India (services provided globally), promoted by the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's subsidiary company Reliance Big Entertainment. Launched in 2006, the site provides a very large collection of casual games, including some famous games like Bejeweled from PopCap Games & Diner Dash from PlayFirst. They claim to host the largest collection of online casual games, compared to any gaming website in India and are also among the top 50 portals according to Alexa ratings. This gaming site is meant for all kids and teenagers between the ages of 8–25 years.

Identify X.

 

3) He is John Tukey. Early in his career he worked on developing statistical methods for computers at Bell Labs where he invented the term “bit”. However the term X, which Paul Niquette claims he coined in 1953, was first used in print by Tukey in a 1958 article in American Mathematical Monthly, and thus some attribute the term to him.

Which term?

3q-John-Tukey-bit-software

 

4) John Edward Warnock is an American computer scientist. Along with Charles Geschke he founded a company, which one of the popular typefaces, Warnock, is named after him.

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Just name the company.

4q-John-Edward-Warnock

 

5) The idea of this name was proposed by Jim Kardach. At the time he was reading Frans Gunnar Bengtsson's historical novel The Long Ships.

The logo is a bind rune merging the Younger Futhark runes and Bjarkan.

What am I talking about?

 

6) InGen (International Genetic Technologies, Incorporated) is a genetic engineering company founded in 1983. The company is based in Palo Alto, California with facilities on the islands of Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar. Name its most famous property, located on Isla Nublar.

 

7) Every year, November 21 is World X Day. The objective is to say X to at least ten people on the day. By greeting others, the message is for world leaders to use communication rather than using force to settle conflicts.

Give me X.

 

8) This is a social networking website by which famous brand/company?

8q-girlspace

 

9) This is the original blueprint of which ‘famous’ website?

9q-twitter

 

10) This lady is not significant in the IT world, however her husband is. Who?

10q-Pricilla-Chan

 

11) His name is Nathaniel Baldwin. What is contribution to the world of technology/modern day lifestyle?

11q-Nathaniel-Baldwin

 

12) Bram Cohen (born: October 12, 1975) is an American computer programmer. He is the co-founder of CodeCon, organizer of theSan Francisco Bay Area P2P-hackers meeting, and the co-author of Codeville. Apart from this he developed a file sharing system in 2002, which is phenomenal. What?

12q-Bram-Cohen

 

13) This company was founded in 1988 by Dr. Eli Harari, Jack Yuan and Sanjay Mehrotra, non-volatile memory technology experts. In 1988, Dr. Harari launched the company that would become X with former Intel colleague Sanjay Mehrotra (now President and Chief Executive Officer), and former Hughes Electronics colleague Jack Yuan.

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Which company?

 

14) He is the photographer of "the most viewed photograph of all time”. The photograph is alternatively named as Ireland and Alentejo. Just name him and the photograph.

14q-Ireland-and-Alentejo

 

15) What is going on in this picture?

15q-windows-apple

 

16) She is considered to be the first what?

16q-Ada-Lovelace

 

17) This online music store is own by which company/website?

17q-flyte

 

18) What famous icon is created by this gentleman?

18q-tux

 

19) Where you can famously see this car with this number?

19q-car-with-this-number

 

20) It was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both veterans of Yahoo!, and is based in Santa Clara, California. According to the Financial Times, it “has done to SMS on mobile phones what Skype did to international calling on landlines.”

What am I talking about?

 

Answers:

1) Intel

1ans-intel

2) Zapak.com

3) Software

4) Adobe system

5) Bluetooth

5ans-bluetooth

6) Donossaur of Jurasik park

7) World Hello Day

8) Kotex

9) Twitter

10) Mark Zukerberg. Her name is Pricilla Chan.

10ans-Mark-Zukerberg-Pricilla-Chan

11) He invented earphones.

12) BitTorrent

13) Sandisk

13ans-Sandisk

14) Charles O'Rear

14ans-Charles-ORear

15) Microsoft employees carry a coffin for Apple's iPhone.

16) 1st computer programmer. She is Ada Lovelace (Lady Byron).

17) Flipkart

17ans-flipkart-Logo

18) Tux

18ans-tux

19) Beatles abbey road, the volkswagon

19ans-Beatles-abbey-road-the-volkswagon

20) WhatsApp

20ans-whatsapp

 

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