World-renowned IT companies the story behind the name
Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, Google, Sony, Intel … are well-known IT companies, but do you know the origin of their names? This interesting article below lists the origin of 18 IT companies’ manes, I believe you gain a lot.
The founder PaulGalvin called the company Motorola when the company began producing car radio. It was originally called Victrola.
BillGate gave the name. Means the company will focus on MICROcomputerSOFT-ware, originally called the Mi-cro-Soft, then removed the middle of the “-”.
Get the name from the padmasana. Founder MitchKapor was Ma-harishiMaheshYogi detachment sit teachers. (MaheshYogi, Maharishi, Indian religious leader.)
BobNoyce and GordonMoore want to put their company name “MooreNoyce”, but the name has been registered for a hotel chain, so changed to the INTegratedELec-tronics (integrated electronics) abbreviation.
Founder BillHewlett and Dav-ePackard tossed a coin to decide their company called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
The founder JackSmith came up with the original idea, to establish an e-mail service that any computer can access via Web. When SabeerBhatia drafting a business plan, he tried all kinds of names ending in mail, and finally, he chose Hotmail. Because Hotmail contains “html” — the language of written pages. The earliest form of Hotmail was HoT-MaiL. Note: Microsoft in 1998 bought Hotmail at $ 400,000,000.
The name came from an exaggerated words about how much information can be searched by a search engine in the end. It was first called “Googol”, on behalf of 1 followed by a hundred 0. Founder SergeyBrin and LarryPage have demonstrated their project to an investor, they finally received one check for “Google” company!
The name is not abbreviated, but the last five letters of SanFrancisco. The company’s logo is also associated with San Francisco, is it like the Golden Gate Bridge?
Steve Jobs’ favorite fruit. Three months after the establishment of the company that has no name, Jobs threaten colleagues, if still cannot find a better name than “Apple” before five o’clock, then the company called that name. (Did other people also like to eat apples?)
The founder started from patching for NCSAhttpd. Result, they got “APAtCHy” server (patched server), therefore, called the Apache.
There was a river called AdobeCreek behind the house of the founder JohnWarnock’s.
“Gulliver’s Travels” author Jonathan Swift invented the word yahoo. In the novel, it represents a disgusting guy in both of appearance and behavior, simply cannot be regarded as a person. Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they feel like yahoo.
Another way, Yahoo is “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle” acronym, but David Filo and Jerry Yang insisted they selected the name because they like the dictionary definition of yahoo: “rude, unreasonable sophisticated, vulgar.”
xer is the Greek word root, on behalf of “dry.” As the products invented by Chestor Carlson was a dry-copying, and has significant difference from the prevailing dominant wet copying, so he named Xerox.
14, Sun Microsystem
Created by the four guys from the Stanford University. SUN is the “Stanford University Network” acronym.
From a combination of sonus and sonny. Sonus is the Latin word, on behalf of sound. sonny is American slang used to refer to bright boy.
On behalf of “Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing”. Four former employees of IBM set up SAP. They belonged to the department of IBM called “Systems / Applications / Projects”.
When company founder Marc Ewing was in college, his grandfather gave him a cap of Cornell lacrosse team, has a red and white stripes above. He accidentally lost his hat, hoping to come back. The user manual of Red Hat Linux beta version has a passage inside, begged the user of his Red Hat if found, please return!
Larry Ellison and Bob Oats was worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a consulting project. The project code-named called Oracle (CIA hoped that this system can solve all problems, it is so named.)