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4. One more on Nokia. Can you recall the digital-map supplier that the cell-phone maker bought for $8.1billion in 2007?5. Google's new resource for parents to help them keep their kids safe while surfing the Net is called«?6. Name the former Sun CEO who is now in charge of a health start-up called µPicture of Health'.7. Asus' Eee PC 4G is considered the first«?8. According to Google, globally everyone using which of its new feature would save more than 3.5 billionseconds a day, i.e. 11 hours saved every second?9. In the context of Android OS, Froyo is a portmanteau word made up of«?10. µCharlie' was Apple's internal codename for«? Answers1. Stephen Elop.2. A person with your name who shows up when you google yourself.3. eBay (23 per cent) and Western Union (21 per cent).4. Navteq.5. Family Safety Center.6. Jonathan Schwartz.7. Netbook.8. Google Instant.9. Frozen Yogurt.10. iPhone 3G S.1. Simple one to begin with. How much did Intel shell out for McAfee?2. Facebook's new location-based platform is called«?3. Munjal Shah is the co-founder and CEO of which start-up snapped up by Google recently?4. Name the entertainer who detonated an armoured truck to smithereens in the Nevada desert to promoteZynga's µMafia Wars: Las Vegas'.5. Name Microsoft's handmade glider which was the tech-giant's entry in the annual Flugtag competitionorganised by Red Bull.6. Name the e-reader technology that is based in part on the motion of a butterfly's wings and who isbehind the venture?7. If its iPad for Apple, for whom will it be Optimus?8. Which was the first version of Internet Explorer to be directly included with Windows?9. Who tops McAfee's annual list of most dangerous celebrity to search for in cyberspace?10. Continuing with the above question, what is the most dangerous Web search term in the context of India? Answers1. $7.68 billion.2. Facebook Places.3. Like.com4. Snoop Dog.5. Microsoft Windows Project Phoenix.6. Mirasol from Qualcomm.7. LG.8. Internet Explorer 3.0.9. Cameron Diaz.10. Waptrick.1. What does T9, the patented predictive text technology for mobile phones, stand for?2. Name Google's new YouTube initiative that highlights some of the hottest searches on Google in the US.3. Which tech pioneer is behind the firm Interval Licensing which recently sued giants such as Apple,Google, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL and others over patent claims?4. Name the Indian founder and his service, which µwas supposed to help deliver news to users based ontheir µsocial graph,´ that has been taken over by Google.5. Firefox Tab Candy, an µexperimental way to organize, control and massage your Firefox tabs', has beenrechristened as«.?6. Which Indian company has launched what it claims to be the world's slimmest 8GB USB flash drive thatmeasures just 2.3mm thin?7. In the context of the Indian Army, what is F-INSAS?
8. Name the Tata company in Pune engaged in research and development in the field of high-performancecomputing.9. Who has launched India's first Hindi QWERTY keypad phone µY-45'?10. If Amazon has Kindle, which Indian company has µWink'? Answers1. Text on 9 keys2. Google Beat.3. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.4. Rohit Khare and µAngstro'.5. Firefox Panorama.6. Moser Baer.7. It is a new tech-rich programme to modernise the infantry which will commence in 2012. F-INSAS standsfor µFuturistic Infantry Soldier As a System'.8. Computational Research Laboratories.9. Wynncom.10. EC Media. Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker, co-founders of Facebook, have contributed $1,70,000 to a campaignto legalise which µdrug' in California?2. What did Google's first-ever animated video doodle celebrate recently?3. Name the in-game advertising unit that Microsoft took over in a pricey acquisition back in 2006 but whichit is now going to hive off?4. Similarly, Google is going to pull the plug on its first attempt to create a search-by-voice application.Name it.5. The µRevue' unveiled recently is the first to have anticipated software offering and who makes µRevue'?6. Name the Twitter co-founder who recently stepped down as its CEO.7. Lowell McAdam is the COO of«8. What is µNatty Narwhal'?9. Which very popular Internet radio service, which has now been discontinued for users in India, wasfounded by Tim Westergren?10. Which company's name is a Hawaiian word meaning smart or intelligent? Answers1. Marijuana or Pot.2. The 70th birthday of John Lennon.3. Massive.4. GOOG-411.5. It is the first set-top box to have Google TV software and is made by Logitech.6. Evan Williams.7. Verizon.8. The next release of Ubuntu i.e. v11.04.9. Pandora.10. Akamai.1. Which foundation's credo is µA passion for the Web. An even greater passion for humanity' and who isthe brainchild behind it?2. Jim Balsillie is the co-CEO of«?3. If it's Nook for Barnes & Noble, then Kobo is for«?4. The only dual-core 1GHz ARM processor that is in production today is the«?5. What is PlayBook?6. Vancouver-based Bluewater Productions is to bring out a comic book on which Net celebrity?7. What can Apple Peel 520, made by China-based device creator Yosion Technology, do to an iPodTouch?8. Name the owner of Segway who died recently after riding one of the scooters off a cliff and into a river.9. According to the IDC Q2 2010 report for mobile handsets in India, of the top five, the top two are Nokiaand Samsung. Name the other three.10. To celebrate which famous TV family's golden jubilee did Google have a tribute doodle on September 30?

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