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..."It's amazing how these famous companies were christened!!!"...

Post by roshini on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:14 pm

It's amazing how these famous companies were christened!!!

word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book Gulliver's
Travels. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and
action and is barely human. Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David Filo
selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos

Greek root "xer" means dry. The inventor, Chestor Carlson, named his
product Xerox as it was dry copying, markedly different from the then
prevailing wet copying.

Sun Microsystems
Founded by four Stanford University buddies, Sun is the acronym for Stanford University Network.

From the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound, and 'sonny' a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

Applications, Products in Data Processing", formed by four ex-IBM
employees who used to work in the 'Systems/Applications/Projects' group
of IBM.

Red Hat
Company founder Marc Ewing was given the
Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college
by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately.
The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to
readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone!

Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The code name for the project was
called Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all
questions or something such).

Founder Paul Galvin
came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios
for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.

was coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to
MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was
removed later on.

Mitch Kapor got the name for his
company from the lotus position or 'padmasana.' Kapor used to be a
teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce'
but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain, so they had to
settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company
they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Jack Smith got the idea of accessing email via the web from a computer
anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business
plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail'
and finally settled for Hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the
programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred
to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casings.

The name
started as a jockey boast about the amount of information the
search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named
'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.
After founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page
presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque
made out to 'Google

Apple Computers
Favourite fruit of
founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the
business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the
other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 o'clock...


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