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Quiz Of The Season: Happy Christmas From TechWeekEurope!

Peter Judge has been involved with tech B2B publishing in the UK for many years, working at Ziff-Davis, ZDNet, IDG and Reed. His main interests are networking security, mobility and cloud

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Enjoy this festive trip through the tech industry’ Christmas plums and turkeys

Season’s greetings from TechWeekEurope! This week’s quiz is a roundup of the tech industry’s Christmas highs and lows!

Christmas has long been a season when the IT industry steps out of its normal staid role, for a bit of a celebration. It’s also been a time when the industry’s underside comes to the fore, as hacking and phishing reach epic proportions – just when the average industry insider’s attention may be somewhat… distracted.

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That adds up to a rich source of likely and unlikely stories. Some of the oldest malware is Christmas themed, and the arrival of social media including Twitter and Facebook has only added to the flood of Christmas tech mayhem.

We’ve brought together some of our favourite Christmas tales of tech triumph and woe, spanning years and crossing nations. We have security breaches, product stories and personal tales of joy and sadness for your enjoyment.

If we’ve missed any of your favourite tech Christmas stories, there’s still time to add questions. And indeed, as we slide gently into the New Year, we welcome any suggestions for future quizzes for next year, from our ever-inventive readers.

Without further ado, our quiz awaits you!

Ho Ho Ho! Try the Christmas Quiz!