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    Origin of Famous Company Names.....

    There are many companies / brands / products whose
    names were derived from strange circumstances.

    This was actually the financier's daughter's name.

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

    Apple Computers
    It was the favorite 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.

    It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is
    short for San Francisco.

    This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and
    PAQ to denote a small integral object.

    The name was derived from the founder's name Dr.
    Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearch

    The name started as a joke boasting 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'

    Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail
    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
    '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 uppercasing.

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

    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.

    Lotus (Notes)
    Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from 'The
    Lotus Position' or 'Padmasana'. Kapoor used to be a
    teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi
    Mahesh Yogi.

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


    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.

    Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a
    consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence
    Agency). 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). The project was
    designed to help use the newly written SQL code by
    IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry
    and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring
    it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created
    the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for
    the company.

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

    Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the
    acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas
    Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla
    recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture
    computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a
    UNIX-based OS for the computer.

    In 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.

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    i love apple stuff... kooll

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    Nice share...Well i heard about mercedes when i was in class 8th i think.......

    Informative though.

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    thanx guys.......

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