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PostSubject: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:27 am

Apple Computers

It was the 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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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:27 am

CISCO

It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:27 am

Compaq

This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:28 am

Corel

The name was derived from the founder's name Dr.Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearch Laboratory.
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:28 am

Google

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'
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:29 am

Hotmail

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 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 uppercasing.
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:29 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:29 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:30 am

Lotus (Notes)

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
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PostSubject: Re: How Companies Got their Name   Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:52 pm

good thread buddy...............
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