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  • 1. TECH QUIZ
    PRELIMS
    By SharathBabu
  • 2. RULES
    20 questions
    In built tie-breakers
    Top 5 teams qualify
    Quiz master’s decision is final
  • 3. It was founded by Mike Lazaridis. Its early development was financed by Canadian institutional and venture capital investors in 1995 through a private placement in the privately-held company. Working Ventures Canadian Fund Inc. led the first venture round with a $5,000,000 investment with the proceeds being used to complete the development of company’s two-way paging system hardware and software which competed against Motorola’s SkyTel. Which company?!
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  • 4. This was launched in 1993 by Dr. Simon King, a British researcher at the University of Minnesota with help from students and researchers at universities around the world. It initially operated as a volunteer-based collective, and started life as a simple IRC bot. It was soon made available via Gopher as well, and with the advent of the Mosaic web browser in April 1993 became one of the earliest content web sites on the Internet. In 2007 wisden group sold it. What am I talking about?!
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  • 5. _______ was founded by Time co-founder Henry Luce in February 1930, four months after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 that marked the onset of the Great Depression. Briton Hadden, Luce's partner, wasn't enthusiastic about the idea—which Luce originally thought to title Power but eventually named it _______. Fill up!
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  • 6. Who is this new kid on the block?!
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  • 7. This logo, which features four interleaved copies of a certain word, was designed by professor Vaughan Pratt, of Stanford University. The initial version of the logo was orange and had the sides oriented horizontally and vertically, but it was subsequently redesigned so as to appear to stand on one corner and the color changed to purple. Which logo?!
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  • 8. This is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites, SMS messages, or RSS feeds. These data usually consist of latitude and longitude coordinates, though they can also include altitude, bearing, distance, accuracy data, and place names. It is commonly used for photographs. What?!
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  • 10. Which programming language?!
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  • 11. In his interview to CNN he mentions that he wants to meet Mark Zuckerberg. He went on to say that just internet is enough to liberate a society as it helps to fight a media war. He plans to write a book called Revolution 2.0. Identify this Google’s employee from middle-east.
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  • 12. In 1969, Chief Scientist Jack Goldman approached Dr. George Pake, a physicist specializing in nuclear magnetic resonance and provost of Washington University, about funding for X. Then onwards X has been responsible for such well known and important developments as laser printing, Ethernet, the modern personal computer, graphical user interface (GUI), object-oriented programming, ubiquitous computing, amorphous silicon (a-Si) applications, and advancing very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) for semiconductors. X:?
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  • 13. The statement: "An individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field". As of 2007, the individual is provided with $250,000, with financial support provided by Intel and Google. What?!
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  • 14. Who advertising for what?!
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  • 15. On 14 February 2010, his yacht USA 17 won the second race (in the best of three "deed of gift" series) of the 33rd America's Cup, after winning the first race two days earlier. Securing a historic victory, he and his BMW _____ team became the first challengers to win a "deed of gift" match. The Cup returned to American shores for the first time since 1995. Which IT giant?
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  • 16. Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation grant, this was originally focused on artificial intelligence-related projects, including a database program.  Its first product, Q&A, was released in 1985. Q&A provided database management and bundled a word processor. In August 1990, this company purchased Peter Norton Computing, a developer of various applications for DOS. Which company?!
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  • 17. This was developed at IBM by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce in the early 1970s. This version, initially called SEQUEL (acronym) was designed to manipulate and retrieve data stored in IBM's original quasi-relational database management system, System R, which a group at IBM San Jose Research Laboratory had developed during the 1970s. How do we know it better today?!
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  • 18. A very controversial ad for what?!
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  • 20. CLUE: ALL THAT’S NEW ON THE WEB
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  • 21. This term refers to a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption. The person may make their allegations internally or externally. What term?!
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  • 22. The frequently repeated story that X was founded to help Y's fiancée trade Pez candy dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager in 1997 to interest the media. This was revealed in Adam Cohen's 2002 book, The Perfect Store, and confirmed by Y. Give me X and Y
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  • 23. Ad for what?!
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  • 25. ALL THE BEST
    FOR THE FINALS

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