The origin of the companies of their name
Adobe . Named after the river Adobe Creek, which flowed behind the house of the founder of the company John Warnock (John Warnock).
Adidas - in honor of one of the founders of Adi Dasler.
Apache . Initially, the company was engaged in the supply of patches to programs. From this happened 'A PAtCHy', which was transformed into Apache. The Indians have their own version =)
Apple . The favorite fruit of the founder of the company Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs). After three months of vain attempts to find a name for a new business, he put an ultimatum to his partner: I will call Apple if by 5 o'clock you do not offer the best.
Apple's Macintosh . The name of the variety of apples sold in the US.
Canon . In honor of Kwanon, the Buddhist god of mercy. It was changed to Canon to avoid the protest of religious organizations
Casio . In honor of the founder of the company Kashio Tadao (Kashio Tadao).
Cisco . Abbreviated to San Francisco.
Compaq . From Comp and paq (a small integrated part)
Corel . In honor of the founder of the company Michael Copeland (Dr. Michael Cowpland). Stands for COwpland REsearch Laboratory (Copeland Research Laboratory)
Daewoo . The founder of the company Kim Woo Chong (Kim Woo Chong) called the company modestly, the Big Universe, this is how it is translated from Korean.
Fuji . In honor of the highest mountain in Japan, Fuji.
Google - the name comes from the word Googol, which means a unit with 100 zeros. And Google was written on the check, which the founders of this project (among whom, by the way, the former Russian - Sergey Brin) received from the first investor. After that, they called the search engine exactly like that.
HP (Hewlett-Packard) . Founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whose name would be the first in the title. As you know, Bill won.
Hitachi . In Japanese, the dawn.
Honda . Name of the founder Soichiro Honda
Honeywell . Founder name Mark Honeywell
Hotmail . The founder of Jack Smith (Jack Smith) came the idea of access to e-mail via the web from anywhere in the world. When Saber Bhatia appeared with the business plan of this service, he went over all the words ending in mail and eventually settled on hotmail, as the name contained HTML (markup language for web pages).
Hyundai . In Korean present (time)
IBM . International Business Machines.
Intel . Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name the company 'Moore Noyce', but by that time there was a network of hotels with that name. So they decided to stop at a reduction from INTegrated ELectronics.
Kawasaki . In honor of the founder of Shozo Kawasaki
Kodak. K. The favorite letter of George Eastman (George Eastman), the founder of the company. He searched for words beginning and ending with this remarkable letter. Moreover, in all the alphabets "K" is written the same. In the end, it was chosen Kodak, supposedly this is the sound produced by the camera when shooting.
Konica . Previously known as Konishiroku Kogaku.
LG . The first letters of two Korean brands Lucky and Goldstar.
Lotus . Mitch Kapor (Mitch Kapor), the founder of the company, was engaged in meditation. Hence the name (lotus position)
Microsoft - MICROcomputer SOFTware. It was originally written as Micro-Soft. Then the dash was removed.
Mitsubishi . Invented the founder of the company Yataro Iwasaki (Yataro Iwasaki) in 1870. In Japanese means Three diamonds. The name is displayed in the company's logo.
Motorola . Founder Paul Galvin (Paul Galvin) came up with the name when his company started the production of radio for cars. Many manufacturers of audio components at that time ended in "ola".
Mozilla Foundation . Successor to the browser Netscape Navigator. When Marc Andreesen, the founder of Netscape, created a browser to replace Mosaic, inside the company he was called Mozilla (Mosaic-Killer, Godzilla).
Nabisco . Originally The NAtional BISCuit COmpany, in 1971 changed to Nabisco.
Nikon - originally Nippon Kogaku, means "Japanese optics".
Nintendo . A composite of 3 Japanese characters Nin-ten-do, which can be translated as "Heaven bless hard work"
Nissan - formerly known as Nichon Sangio, which means "Japanese industry".
Nokia . Began as a woodworking plant, expanded to produce rubber products in the Finnish city of Nokia.
Novell . The name was coined by the wife of co-founder George Canova. She mistakenly thought that Novell in French means a new one.
Oracle . The founders of the company, Larry Ellison (Larry Ellison) and Bob Oats (Bob Oats) worked on a consulting project for the CIA, codenamed Oracle. Later the project was closed, but the name remained.
Sanyo . In Chinese "Three Oceans"
SAP - "Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing", was founded by 4 former employees of IBM, who worked in the group 'Systems / Applications / Projects'.
SCO - from Santa Cruz Operation.
Siemens . Was founded in 1847 by Werner von Siemens (Werner von Siemens)
Sony . From the Latin Sonus (sound) and sonny (youngster in slang)
Subaru . By the name of the constellation. It is also displayed on the company logo.
SUN . Founded by 4 university friends, short for Stanford University Network.
Suzuki . By the name of the founder Michio Suzuki
Toshiba . Was founded after the merger of a company specializing in consumer goods, Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric Co) and Shibaura Seisaku-sho (Shibaura Engineering Works).
Toyota . The founder of Sakichi Toyoda. Later it was changed to more generous Toyota. In Japanese consisted of 8 letters (lucky number in Japan).
Xerox . Inventor Chestor Carlson (Chestor Carlson), wanted to reflect the name of the word dry (because at that time there was only a wet copy). Xer is dry in Greek.
Yahoo . The word came up with Jonathan Swift (Jonathan Swift) in Gulliver's Travels book. That was the name of a repulsive, disgusting person. Founders Yahoo! Jerry Yang and David Filo chose this name because they called themselves yahoo.mi. However, now the name stands for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle