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Where was Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia born?

Last updated on: August 13, 2003 15:25 IST


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Where was Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia born?
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1. Which leading Indian-American entrepreneur and his wife funded a multimillion dollar technological centre at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called the 'DCTI'?
a) Vinod Khosla
b) Gururaj Deshpande
c) Suhas Joshi

2. Where was Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia born?
a) Bangalore
b) Mumbai
c) Delhi

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The correct answer is Bangalore .
Sabeer Bhatia was born and raised in Bangalore. His father held a high post in the ministry of defence and his mother was a senior official at a bank. He went to the United States in 1988 on a full scholarship from the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena.
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Sabeer Bhatia was born and raised in Bangalore. His father held a high post in the ministry of defence and his mother was a senior official at a bank. He went to the United States in 1988 on a full scholarship from the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena.

3. Who created the first Indian product, a customer e-mail manager, that was put up on Microsoft's Site Builder Network site?
a) Pradeep Singh
b) Pradeep Sindhu
c) Pradeep Sastri

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Wrong! The correct answer is Pradeep Singh .
Pradeep Singh founded Talisma Corporation in 1994 after nine years in various management positions at Microsoft, including general manager of the Windows 95 mobile services group. He previously held engineering and marketing positions at Texas Instruments and McKinsey & Company. Microsoft later became one of Talisma's biggest clients.
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Pradeep Singh founded Talisma Corporation in 1994 after nine years in various management positions at Microsoft, including general manager of the Windows 95 mobile services group. He previously held engineering and marketing positions at Texas Instruments and McKinsey & Company. Microsoft later became one of Talisma's biggest clients.

4. One of the co-founders of Satyam Computer Services, D V S Raju, quit Satyam to start his own company. What is the name of that company?
a) Silverline
b) VisualSoft
c) Ittiam Systems

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Wrong! The correct answer is VisualSoft .
A master's degree in computer engineering from Ohio University, the 40-year-old D V S Raju co-founded Satyam Computer Services in 1985 and was made the company's managing director. He was instrumental in establishing a sophisticated hi-tech development centre, with the first dedicated 64 kbps satellite link in the country. Seven years later, he quit to start his own company, VisualSoft.
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A master's degree in computer engineering from Ohio University, the 40-year-old D V S Raju co-founded Satyam Computer Services in 1985 and was made the company's managing director. He was instrumental in establishing a sophisticated hi-tech development centre, with the first dedicated 64 kbps satellite link in the country. Seven years later, he quit to start his own company, VisualSoft.

5. Which company did Narayana Murthy quit to start Infosys?
a) Wipro
b) Tata Consultancy Services
c) Patni Computer Systems

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Wrong! The correct answer is Patni Computer Systems .
In the early seventies, Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy took up employment with SESA in Paris. He worked with a team to design a real time operating system for handling air cargo for Charles de Gaulle airport. He came back to India three years later and took up a job with Patni Computer Systems in Pune. In 1981, Murthy co-founded Infosys Technologies along with six friends, most of whom were his co-workers at Patni.
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In the early seventies, Infosys Chairman Narayana Murthy took up employment with SESA in Paris. He worked with a team to design a real time operating system for handling air cargo for Charles de Gaulle airport. He came back to India three years later and took up a job with Patni Computer Systems in Pune. In 1981, Murthy co-founded Infosys Technologies along with six friends, most of whom were his co-workers at Patni.

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