Bix (rock group)
BIX is a rock band from Lithuania. The band was formed in 1987 in Šiauliai and in a few months became a cult band. After a period of intensive touring throughout Europe and the US they were the most experienced Baltic band, and probably the best known in the West. Recording never was a strong side of BIX since they were a 'live' band.
Bix Beiderbecke (1903 – 1931) was an American jazz musician.
Bix may also refer to:
In art and entertainment:
- Bix (film), a 1991 Italian film about Beiderbecke
- Bix (rock group), a Lithuanian rock group
- Bix (website), a defunct contest website owned by Yahoo!
- Annual events named for Beiderbecke in Davenport, Iowa
- Bix 7 Road Race
- Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival
- Bix Barton, a fictional comic book character featured in the British science fiction anthology magazine 2000 AD
- Bix, a fictional Protoceratops in the Dinotopia books by James Gurney
In other uses:
- Bix, Oxfordshire, a village in Oxfordshire, England
- BIX, a telephony cross-connect system created in the 1970s by Nortel Networks
- Byte Information Exchange (BIX), a mid-1980s commercial online service offered by Byte magazine
- Herbert P. Bix, American historian and writer
- Hermann Bix (1914–1986), German World War II panzer commander
BIX (Building Industry Cross-connect) is part of a telephony cross-connect system (Integrated Building Distribution Network - IBDN) created in the 1970s by Nortel Networks. As a system, it consists of various sizes of punch-down blocks, cable distribution accessories (such as moulded rings and strips), and a punch-down tool to terminate wires at the punch-down block. The BIX cross-connect system as a whole is certified for Category-5e. The BIX cross-connect system is primarily composed of two parts: the mounts, and the connectors.
Bix was a web service best known for its online competitions. The site provided self-service tools for the creation of contests. After a user created the contest, other members could enter and vote on the outcome of those contests. The company was founded in February 2006 and received venture funding from Trinity Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.
The website officially launched in July 2006 with a web-based video recorder that merged a user's karaoke performance to create a contest entry. The site received strong praise from industry experts including Walt Mossberg of the WSJ. Within a few months the site opened up contests for audio karaoke, videos, photos and text. In November 2006 the site switched to a faceoff style voting system, increasing votes from 5000 a day to 150,000 a day. Site votes reached as much as 1,000,000 in a day in 2007. Users voted 25 times per visit on average.
Yahoo! acquired Bix on November 16, 2006. The company moved from downtown Palo Alto to Yahoo's main campus in March 2007. Bix generated revenue by running contests for corporate clients. Customers included Extra (TV series), Black Entertainment Television, The Game, Capitol Records and Electronic Arts.
Competitors included Singshot (discontinued) and Worth1000.
Bix was also a BBS and website sponsored by Byte Magazine (BIX = "Byte Information Exchange"), rather like a social media site before such became popular. The website survived for a short time after the magazine ceased publication in 2001 (there was a July issue, but no August issue that year). The site had forums for virtually every known computer language, most major computing topics of interest, and each forum was run by relatively well-known people in the industry. The site was rather like a bulletin board system, and by current standards was rather crude, but it was very popular at the time.
Bix was shut down by Yahoo June 30, 2009.
Bix is a 1991 Italian drama film about the final years of cornet player Bix Beiderbecke. It was directed by Pupi Avati and was entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
n. (context UK informal English) (alternative form of biscuits English)
Usage examples of "bix".
Miller was in a corner, stretched out full-length on the straw, humming a Bix Beiderbecke tune.
She is taking the canned food, food in jars, coffee, sugar, flour, Weet Bix, Corn Flakes, and anything else he has on hand.
Bowie's white spinning plates had been labeled Vice President and Trust officer of a large Miami bank, Homeowner, Pillar of the Community, Husband of Liz, Director of This and That, Board Member of The Other, Father of Beatrice known as Bix, the lovely daughter and only child.