Few Questions from the world of Science and Technology(mostly!)
X is a video hosting service owned and operated by a joint venture of Universal Music Group (UMG), Google, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Abu Dhabi Media. It launched on December 8, 2009. The videos on X are syndicated across the web, with Google and X sharing the advertising revenue.It offers music videos from two of the "big three" major record labels, UMG and SME. EMI also licensed its library for X shortly before launch; it was subsequently acquired by UMG in 2012. ID X
The founder of X, Salman Khan, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to a father from Barisal, Bangladesh, and mother from Calcutta, India. After earning three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (a BS in mathematics, a M.Sc. in electrical engineering and computer science, and an M.Eng in electrical engineering and computer science) he pursued an MBA from Harvard Business School. X is an educational portal immensely popular among school and college students. ID X.
This was launched in August 2012 by Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, Jonathan Badeen, and Dinesh Moorjani of Hatch Labs. It was initially piloted on college campuses, the first being the University of Southern California. It uses Facebook profiles to gather basic information and analyze users' social graph, which then matches candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends, and common interests. It allows the users to anonymously like or reject potential matches using a simple swiping gesture. If two users are interested in each other, it is a "match" and it introduces the two users and allows them to chat. What are we talking about ?
On 26 March 2014, ______ completed its initial public offering (IPO). Priced at $22.50 a share, the middle of its projected price range, the IPO valued the company at US$7.08 billion. About $500 million was raised through the sale of 22.2 million shares. Of that, 15.3 million shares came from the company and the rest from Apax Ventures and other stakeholders. It was the largest ever IPO for a mobile/social gaming company in the US.FITB.
Acquistions by which Indian company?
Google posted a model code of conduct online for software developers and others taking part in an Explorer program providing early access to Google Glass. The company appeared intent on avoiding the kinds of caustic run-ins that have seen some Glass wearers being tossed from eateries, pubs or other establishments due to concerns over camera capabilities built into devices. The code of conduct says:“Don’t be creepy or rude (aka, a X). Respect others and if they have questions about Glass, don’t get snappy. If you’re asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.” ID X.
X worked with Hot Wheels Design to create the ‘Spin King’, a limited edition car. The toy car was part of their new ‘Designed by’ series and is the first car designed by an Australian.In 2009 he ventured into the men’s underwear category with the successful launch of Spinners in Australia. Who?