How 8 Tech Brands Names created
Google, Yahoo, Skype, Amazon; these names are very familiar to us. We have been hearing and chanting these names for years. The names of these companies have hidden meaning behind them. These peculiar names carry a hidden story of their own. Today we have listed top 8 companies and the history behind their names.
The internet giant’s name is derived from ‘googol’, the mathematical term for numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Jeff Bezos always wanted his company name to begin with alphabet letter ‘A’. He thought world’s largest river was a great name. He hoped the company to grow as big as river someday.
The name, ‘Skype’ has a long story behind it. It was originally named as ‘Sky Peer-to-Peer’, then they renamed it as ‘Skyper’. Eventually ‘r’ was dropped to create the current name ‘Skype’.
Yahoo is a acronym for ‘Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle’. The name was violently used in Jonathan Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.
Sony is derived from ‘sonus’, a latin word for sound. Japanese people use a slang expression – ‘sonny boy’, which means ‘smart, presentable young men’.
BlackBerry is a fruit’s name. The name was used in 1999 because, the keys on the device resembled to drupe lets of BlackBerry fruit.
Oracle’s co founders Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a secret project called ‘Oracle’ at CIA. Oracle was an intelligent database that was able to answer to any questions.
The company was originally called as ‘Kwanon’, which is a name of a Buddhist goddess. The company changed the name to ‘Canon’ in 1935.