28 January, 2012

D Most InterestNg & Informative Facts...!!!


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.


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 


if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 O'clock that evening.


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 REsearchLaboratory.


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.


Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a 

computer anywhere in theworld. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business 

plan for themail 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 



Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they 

founded wouldbe called Hewlett-Packardor Packard-



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 Kapoor 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 forcars. 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 calledOracle (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 four 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.


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..!!

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