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1. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. For digital devices, the bandwidth is usually expressed in bits per second(bps) or bytes per second.


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5. "Don't be evil" was used in Google's corporate code of conduct and was considered to be an informal motto. However, it has been removed now off the code of conduct.


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8. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$19.3 billion. Currently Whatsapp has a user base of over 1 billion.


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9. Linkedin is a business and employment-oriented service which is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.


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10. A blog is referred to a discussion or informational website published on the Web. Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr are some of the famous blogging platforms.


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11. PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. It is a programming language primarily designed for web development to create dynamic web pages.


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12. Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder of Wikipedia. He also runs the for-profit web hosting company Wikia.


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13. Social bookmarking website is a site where users share other content from the Internet and rate and comment on the content. Stumbleupon and Digg are some examples.


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14. Webmail is a site that provides a e-mail service. Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail are some of the popular e-mail service providers.


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15. An e-commerce site is a site offering goods and services for online sale and enabling online transactions for such sales. Examples are Amazon.com, Flipkart.com and Alibaba.com.


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16. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. It is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format which is both human-readable and machine readable.


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17. DOM means Document Object Model. It represents the page so that programs can change the document structure, style, and content.


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18. ActionScript is an object-oriented programming language which is designed specifically for Web site animation. It was originally released with Macromedia Flash 4.


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19. Some of the examples of social media networking websites are Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Reditt etc.


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20. Baidu search engine belongs to Baidu, Inc. which is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products and artificial intelligence.


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21. Big Four technology companies of the world includes Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook. The Big Four are sometimes referred to as GAFA.


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22. Microsoft launched Bing on June 1, 2009. On July 29, 2009, Yahoo! and Microsoft agreed on a deal in which Yahoo! Search would be powered by Microsoft Bing technology.


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23. Google search engine was launched in 1998. It is the most visited website in the world. It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.


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24. Yandex is a Russian search engine. Quihoo360 belongs to China and Naver search engine belongs to South Korea. AOL is a web portal and online service provider based in New York City.


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25. Facebook is a US-based online social media and social networking service company. The headquarters of facebook is located in Menlo Park, California.


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