Computer and IT Quiz Questions with Answers for Degree and College Students
- What was acquired by Google for $3.1 billion (in cash) from a San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman along with JMI Equity and management?
Answer: DoubleClick Inc.
- Who has launched an electronic book reader called PRS-700?
- Which telephone giant has a trademark on the term ‘flip phone’?
- What is Microsoft’s paid-search advertising program called?
Answer: MSN AdCenter
- Who developed the Token-Ring LAN technology in the 1980s?
- What is the new service started by Apple Inc for all its iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and PC to keep everything in sync?
- Name the Indian IT services company taken over completely by Citigroup for about $126 million?
- Who gave the name ‘Computer Virus’?
Answer: Dr. Fred Kohen
- Which very popular site was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in February 2005?
Answer: You Tube
- What was the former name of Google Book Search?
Answer: Google Print
Learn More about Computer and IT – Quiz Questions Part 2
- Of which famous computer company was Michael M. Scott the first president in 1977?
- The new product of which Taiwanese major it company is Iconia?
- Which famous California-based company has the NYSE ticker STX?
Answer: Sea Gate
- Which globally famous job-search portal’s trademarked tagline is `never settle’?
- Whose search technology is called Web Fountain?
- Which famous PC company is headquartered at Round Rock, Texas
- Who has registered the domain name gbrowser.com leading to the speculation of a browser on the anvil?
- Which highly successful portal takes its name from a Song Dynasty poem written several centuries ago?
- Which cyber-major picked up Serious Magic, a privately held maker of video production software?
- ‘Experience Change’ is the tagline of which company?
General Computer Science Quiz Questions Part 3
- Who bought Right Media, which operates a real-time online display ad exchange, for $680 million?
- Who claims to be the ‘First Internet search engine to launch Image, Audio, and Video search capabilities’?
Answer: Alta Vista
- Who is regarded as Father of Wi-Fi?
Answer: Vic Hayes
- Who quoted “I Would Trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates”
Answer: Steve Jobs
- Pescadero, Oceano and Indio are codenames of earlier versions of which popular software?
Answer: Firefox browser
- One Laptop Per Child(OLPC) was proposed by whom?
Answer: Nicholas Negroponte
- Name the only Indian on Google’s Board of Directors.
Answer: Ram Shriram
- If its iPad for Apple, for whom will it be Optimus?
- Which doyen of the Indian IT industry resigned from the company he built to start up “Happiest Minds India Ltd”?
Answer: Ashok Soota
- Who makes the Reclaim and Blue Earth range of mobile phones?
Computer Awareness Quiz for Competitive Exam Part 4
- Expand UWB.
Answer: Ultra Wide Band
- Which was the world’s first spreadsheet?
- Who makes the Angry Birds game?
Answer: Rovio Mobile
- What is Asus tablet called?
Answer: Eee Pad
- What is sometimes described as the “SMS of the internet?”
- Expand HAN.
Answer: Home Area Network
- Which company was the first to develop GUI?
- Which company began as ‘Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory’?
- Whose Web site tagline is `The Trusted Choice for Online Business’?
- The Development Gateway Foundation is an enabler of development. They were originally started by which organization headed by Robert Zoellick?
Answer: World Bank
Basic Computer Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers for Degree and College Students Part 5
- What was developed by Lary Wall as a replacement for AWK, a text processing language?
- If Google owns the PageRank trademark, who owns the patent to the process?
Answer: Stanford University
- Which game-maker is the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, an MLB team?
- Who developed Xross Media Bar (XMB), the Emmy-award winning GUI system?
- Expand GPRS.
Answer: General Packet Radio Service
- Who makes the very popular Facebook games FarmVille and PetVille?
- Who sold off social network Bebo, chat client ICQ and an investment in travel searchsite Kayak in the past quarter?
- Epic is a web browser made by which country?
- When you have a CD which is given free with a magazine, what is that called?
- Which Web Site tells that “Discover what’s happening right now”?