Posted tagged ‘IT’

Question 23

September 22, 2009

This extremely fast-growing service was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, who described it thus – ‘The working name was just “Status” for a while. It actually didn’t have a name. We were trying to name it, and mobile was a big aspect of the product early on…we looked around in the dictionary for words…and we came across the word  X  and it was just perfect. The definition was “a short burst of inconsequential information”. X won a Webby Award this year for the category “Breakout of the Year.” What is X?

Source: TCS Qualifiers.

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Question 19

September 20, 2009

X was named after the South African ethical ideology “humanity towards others” and is distributed as a free and open source software. It is currently sponsored by a UK based company Canonical Ltd, owned by Mark Shuttleworth. Its upcoming version Karmic Koala is scheduled for release in late October, 2009. What is X?

Question 18

September 19, 2009

This company is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas and is a giant in manufacturing desktops. Its origin goes back to 1984 when its founder dropped out of Texas University to follow his passion and founded “PCs Limited”. Which company am I talking about?

Question 15

September 17, 2009

X was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Its name consists of a hawaiian word meaning ‘quick’. X began as a complimentary project for Nupedia an encylopedia project whose articles were written by experts and reviewed under a formal process. X is currently the largest encyclopedia eclipsing Yongle Encyclopedia which held the record for nearly 600 years. What is X?

Question 7

September 16, 2009

X is a google tool where all the page elements fall to the bottom of the screen looking as though the page has collapsed. The search window still works, but the results drop from the top of the screen. What is X?