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Friday, November 03, 2006

Quizzards - 5

Hi All,

Thanks for a very good response to Quizzards 5. Here are the answers and the scores.
  1. Which term derived from East Asia describes a supposedly valuable possession whose upkeep costs exceed its usefulness, and it is therefore a liability? White Elephant
  2. What was initiated by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross and was originally titled Phoenix, but was renamed because of trademark issues. It today bears a completely different name. Identify this. Mozilla Firefox
  3. In 1907, 19-year-old Jim Casey founded the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington with $100. How do we know this corporation today? United Parcel Service
  4. What was founded in Apples, Vaud, Switzerland, in 1981 by Daniel Borel and Pierluigi Zappacosta, and Giacomo Marini? Logitech
  5. Identify the famous brand/company associated with this mascot?

WINAMP MEDIA PLAYER (dj MIKE THE LLAMA OF WINAMP)

6. Identify her.

Annanova, the world's first virtual news reader.

7. What did this place grow into ?

New York Stock Exchange

8. Identify the Swiss gentleman, posing with his invention - the cutting machine.

Daniel Swarovski

9. Whose first product is this?

Skoda (Founded as Laurin & Klement to manufacture bicycles)

And the scores are as follows.

Mahendra Chauhan 6
Santanu Dey 6
Arpita Kanegaonkar 5
Arjit Mukhopadhyay 5
Neeba Abraham 5
Brijesh Nair 5
Martin Johnson 4
Ankur Jain 4
Jitaditya Narzary 4
Lokesh Goyal 4
Sunil Jagadish 3
Abhishek Ashok 3
Sushil Kumar Vashishta 3
Arindam Sanyal 3
Priyabrata Padhi 3
Anirudh S 3
Aniruddha Biswas 2
Sudip Mahapatra 2
Varadharajan 2
Harsha Belludi 2
Ketan Pradhan 1

Monday, October 30, 2006

Quizzards - 4 Answers

Hi All,

Here are the answers to Quizzards - 4. Thanks for the response.
  1. What was first launched by Unilever in 1974 as 'Ego' and later in 1983 in France with its current name? AXE DEO
  2. Which personal care products manufacturing company was founded in 1934 by William Lightfoot Schultz? SHULTON
  3. Which company was established in Maplewood, Minnesota in 1996 when it was spun off from 3M and moved its headquarters to Oakdale? IMATION
  4. On July 19, 2001, about a dozen early employees met to mull over the founders' directive to elucidate their core values. The meeting soon became cluttered with the kind of easy and safe corporate clich├ęs that everyone can support, but that carry little impact like Treat Everyone with Respect or Be on Time for Meetings, etc. The engineers in the room were rolling their eyes. That's when Paul Buchheit, another engineer in the group, blurted out what would become the most important words in Google's corporate history. Which words? DONT BE EVIL
  5. Connect Nissan, The Open Group, PayPal, Qwest Communications, INet Corporation, Q Networks. ALL HAVE SINGLE LETTER DOMAINS LIKE x.com, etc.
  6. Identify the logo. BLU-RAY DISC

7. Which invention is inspired from this plant? VELCRO

8. What is his contribution to Windows OS? HE IS BRIAN ENO. HE COMPOSED THE WINDOWS 95 START-UP MUSIC

9. Identify the logo. BREITLING

The scores are as follows:


  • Latheesh - 7
  • Chandan Shahi - 6
  • Jaideep Singh Choudhary - 6
  • The Cracked Nut - 6
  • Mandar Barhate - 6
  • Vikram Venkateswaran - 5
  • Sushil Kumar Vashishtha - 5
  • Srikanth Rakonda - 5
  • Harish Shanthinikethanam - 5
  • Keshav Sreedharan - 5
Thanks and Regards,
Deepak Karamungikar