Pixel Quiz April 2015

Q1. The website X is known to advertise mainly through Podcasts, launched in 2003 by Anthony Casalena. X is a SaaS based Content Management System comprising of a website builder, blogging platform and a hosting service. X’s 2015 Super Bowl ad titled, “The Power of Om” featured Jeff Bridges. In the 30s commercial, no words were spoken except for Bridges, chanting Om and In addition to advertising X, the commercial pointed people in the direction of charitable donations to No Kid Hungry. What is X?

Q2, “With X, David and I set out to create a new platform that allows people to be their most authentic selves. I think we did exactly that, enabling us to assemble an incredible team along the way. It’s become clear that the next chapter of X is beginning in a way that will be less about the kind of creation and design that I love, and so it’s time for me to step down, let the team do what they do best, and focus on what I do best. — Chrys” – 

This is the statement that Chrys Bader the founder of a popular online service issued after their service went for a massive redesign sometime ago to tackle with competition in the same field. What is X?

Q3. This is what Bruce Mau Design (BMD) has to say about X: “It was meant to in motion, something radiating, something happening” BMD calls X as the “Amplification Mark”, a companion to the “modular mark”. The Design team describes X as a Happy Accident.
What is X?

Q4. X is a video game series developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. First released in November 2000, X revolves around a Agent 47, a cloned assassin, whose flawless records place him in high demand among the wealthy and elite.The latest release of the game is actually a turn-based strategy game for mobile phones. X also got a movie adaptation back in 2007.
Identify X.

Q5. The creator of X claims that she drew inspiration from A Batman character. A different version of X, called Y was displayed along with the “Chimes of Death” melody in MAC OS’s equivalent of a “Screen of Death”. Initial versions of Y were displayed with hexadecimal codes indicating the hardware problem. An iteration of Y also landed in the initial iPods. X is still in use. Y was however replaced with the universal ‘no symbol’ in 2002. What are X and Y?

Q6. X was launched in the summer of 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer as a service of Zimride, a company the two founded in 2007. In May 2013, Green and Zimmer officially changed the name of the company from Zimride to X. Y is iconic to X. Commenting on Y, Green said, “We originally thought of doing this just for women.”. What is X and Y?

Q7. Founded in 1995 by “X Weinmann” (The website uses the founders’ first name.) X started as an online support for the books and classes of X Weinman, a special effects animator and multimedia professor.

However, X got popular only in the late 2012s or so. When a Forbes writer asked Weinmann about it, she laughingly said, “We’re an 18-year-old overnight sensation” X’s logo is a sketch of its founder. Identify X