It was founder Steve Jobs' favorite fruit. He said he would call the company that if colleagues didn’t come up with a better name in 5 hours. Apparently, the colleagues did not have enough imagination.
Interestingly, this is not an abbreviation, as many think, but the last syllables of the city of San Francisco.
This name was formed from COMP, for a computer, and PAQ for a small object.
The name comes from the beginning of the surname of Michael Copland, the founder of the company ..
This word means 1 followed by one hundred zeros.
The founder of the mail service, Jack Smith, tried all kinds of names ending in "mail" and finally settled on Hotmail, as it includes the letters "HTML" - the programming code for creating web pages.
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Mur Noyce', but that name was already a brand name for the hotel chain, so they decided to call the company internal electronic.
Mitch Kapor named his company after the lotus position. Kapor was once a yoga teacher.
Bill Gates decided to name the computer software company Micro-Soft, and the hyphen was removed later.
Founder Paul Galvin came up with the name when his company began producing car radios. The popular radio station at the time was called Victrola.
Larry Ellison and Bob Ots worked on a consulting project for the CIA. The project's codename was Oracle. It was eventually shut down, but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and build a DBMS engine. They later named their company that way.
The name comes from "Sonus", a Latin word for sound.
The word was first used by Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver's Travels. It means a retarded person! Interestingly, founders Jerry Yang and David Philo considered themselves to be like that.