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How Famous Brand Names were Created?

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 that evening.

MERCEDES:
This was actually the financier’s daughter’s name.

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

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

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

COREL:
The name was derived from the founder’s name Dr.
Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland
REsearchLaboratory.

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’ …thus the
name.

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.

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.

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.