Top Techies and their names

Do you wish to know how top technology game players got their names. Here are few interesting ones.


“According to Steve Jobs , He named Apple so because, he was coming out of an apple farm and thought that the name was “fun, spirited and not intimidating”.


HotMail founder Jack Smith wanted to access email via internet and wanted to name it ‘ending with mail’.

“Jack smith got the idea naming his firm as HotMail, from HTML as the name included all the letters of the word”.


After their name idea ‘Twitch’ got rejected, co-founder Jack Dorsey says “they skimmed across the dictionary and came across the word twitter and it was just perfect.The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential”.


From “Accent on the future”. The name Accenture was proposed by a company employee in Norway as part of an internal name finding process”

Its former name was Andersen Consulting.


Google got its name so, its because co-founders misspelled the word Googol.


Acer translated its tag line into Latin meaning “Sharp, Acute, Able and Facile”.


The concept of Skype is Sky-Peer-to-Peer which was morphed to Skyper, later to Skype

Founder Jeff Bezos renamed the company Amazon (from the earlier name of after the world’s most voluminous river, the Amazon.


Abbreviation of ‘Information Systems’.


Abbreviation of ‘San Francisco’.


Named by Morphing the tag line “Son of Electronic Printer”.


Named from the words ‘pack’, ‘Compatibility And Quality’

HTC Corporation

A abbreviation of its original corporate name, High Tech Computer Corporation.


Larry Ellison, Ed Oates and Bob Miner were working on a project named Oracle.


Nero – Nero Burning ROM named after Nero burning Rome (“Rom” is the German spelling of “Rome”)

Blowfish12@2013 Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

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