How Famous Companies were Named???

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How Famous Companies were Named???
« on: July 31, 2010, 12:58:03 PM »
Intel


Bob 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.


Yahoo!

The 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.



Xerox

The 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.
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Re: How Famous Companies were Named???
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 01:00:38 PM »
Sony


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

SAP
"Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing", formed by four ex-IBM employees who used to work in the 'Systems/Applications/Projects' group of IBM.
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Re: How Famous Companies were Named???
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 01:05:40 PM »
Adobe



The name came from the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock .





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.




Apache



It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA's httpd daemon. The result was 'A PAtCHy' server - thus, the name Apache.





Google



Founder 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




Microsoft



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



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Re: How Famous Companies were Named???
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 01:46:35 PM »
Thank you for informing us about famous companies name...
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Re: How Famous Companies were Named???
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 01:11:29 PM »
Thank you for posting this interesting topic.

I like to add another company.........."HP"
                                                     Hewlett-Packard
Stanford University classmates Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in 1939. Company named after first letter of their names.
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Re: How Famous Companies were Named???
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 01:34:45 PM »
Interesting posts. Carry on.
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Re: How Famous Companies were Named???
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 05:30:02 PM »
Hey Sony, nice post keep it-up..................
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