This was actually financier’s daughter’s name.
This came from the name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.
It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobbs.Hewas three months late for filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleaguesdidn’t suggest a better name by 5 o’clock.
It is not an acronym as popularly believed. Its short for San Francisco.
This name was formed by using COMp, for computer and PAQ to denote a smallintegral object.
The name was derived from the founder’s name Dr. Michael Cowpland. Itstands for COwpland Research Laboratory.
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 wordfor the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders – Stanford graduate students Sergey Brinand 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 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.
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.