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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Behind Names

Most of us do not know what the expansion is for ICICI. What about YAHOO?
Following are some interesting names and the stories behind them.

Nissan-Expansion is Nippon Sangyo. Nissan-It’s a name of a Jewish month also.

Yahoo-Expansion is Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle

ADIDAS-Expansion is All Day I Dream About Sports (Actually the name came from its founder Adolf (Adi) Dasler)

STAR TV-Expansion is Satellite Television Asian Region TV

ICICI-Expansion is Industrial credit and Investments Corporation of India

Oracle-means foretelling or prophesy

COMPUTER- Expansion is Commonly Operated Machine Particularly Used for Trade Education and Research

VIRUS- Expansion is Vital Information Resource Under Siege

Wipro- Expansion is Western India Products

Actual name Googol was taken from word googolplex.But when the founders were doing domain registration they did a spelling mistake and it end up with google.

MicroSoft name came from MICROcomputer SOFTware .In the beginning it known as Micro-Soft. Later - been removed.

IBM-Expansion is International Business Machines.

Pepsi-Cola trade mark registered on 1937.But
Coca-Cola trade mark registered on 1893.

HSBC-Expansion is Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Of Commerce

HDFC-Expansion is Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

MRF-Expansion is Madras Rubber Factory

TVS-Expansion is TV Sundram Iyengar and Sons Limited

Java -Actually its a name of a coffee produced in Java island.

Linux operating system got its name from its developer Linus Torvalds

Cisco got its name from its birth place San Francisco

KPMG name came from merger of four different companies. That is K stands for Klynveld, P is for Peat, M stands for Marwick,G is for Goerdeler.

Nokia-It’s a town name in Finland where Nokia started its journey.

Two companies Tokyo Denki and Shibaura Seisakusho merged together and formed a new comapny Tokyo Shibaura Denki .That is what is now known as Toshiba.

HP got its name from its founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard

Dell got its name from its founder Michael Dell.

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