Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Indian Web Startups Quiz - Answers

Ok...ok....I am posting the answers at the fag end of the day following some requests to delay my answers as long as possible as the efforts were still on to track down all of the answers. I think the wait has been long enough. The original post is here
  1. Which online Indian startup focusing on the travel and hospitality industry, has the tag line "Great Deals. Always"
  2. Which 2 Indian startups are giving Google News India a run for the money in the area of news aggregation?
  3. What is the common area of interest between the Indian Startups HumDigg, IndiaVote, IndianPad, PutVote and IndiaGram?
    • They are all social bookmarking sites that aim to capture interests of Indians.
  4. Which Indian company has a offline search software - one that allows you to search the Web even when you are not connected to the Internet?
  5. An Indian startup took the world of Internet search by storm when it was launched in March 2006. The startup offered a search for visual information by actually matching your key search terms to traits of million of photos on the Web. What company am I referring to?
  6. Which Indian telecom company took to providing live 2006 Wimbledon coverage for mobile phone users in India?
  7. Which Indian startup is on the verge of releasing an Open Source Web Conference tool that allows people to host and walk though their presentations online to a distributed audience ?
  8. Which Chennai based Telecom company released a low cost wireless broadband system named Cordect in Nov 2005 that is expected hasten Internet connectivity in rural India?
  9. Presumably the first Indian startup to offer photo sharing, printing and delivery of photos across India. Which company am I referring to ?
  10. What Indian startup has an Uncle Sam imitating Indian asking "What do you have to say today?" on its home page?
    • Shunya.in - A community based tech news sharing portal.
  11. With what Indian online company do you associate this smiling face ? [ Hint : The company received extortion threats recently]
  12. Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, both alumni of Stanford University set up a new search engine that rocked the online community, with some even terming it as the next Google. What search engine is being referred to here ?
  • Of the 30 odd entries I received, the one with the most correct entries is of Pooja. Amazingly she has got all of them right.
  • The next best entry got 10 right. It was from Kaps of Sambhar Mafia fame.
Congratulations to the winners and to the participants coz I considered the level of this quiz to be higher side and you all deserve compliments for having attempted the quiz. Thanks for the response. Till next time...keep tracking the Pulse of IT in India


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1 comment:

Devey said...

haiii.i found your quiz questions exellent n well worth my time.keep it up!!!!

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