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Information About Names of Brands - Moamar Qazafi - 07-30-2011

We#8223;re surrounded by a huge amount of products that we simply know nothing about. We LOVE Pepsi but don#8223;t know where the name came from, use Google everyday but never stopped to think where the name came from. If you're interested to find out, read on

Adobe Systems was named after Adobe Creek in Los Altos, California (a river that ran behind the house of one owner).

CISCO is actually derived from the city name, San Francisco despite being confused as the acronym for Computer Information System Company#8223;. To avoid this misconception, one of the company leaders sug-gested they type it in lower case.

Google was once named backrub#8223;? It was created in 1996 under the name "BackRub" then changed to Googol in 1998 but was mistyped as Google when registered.

Hewlett Packard got its name from a coin toss. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Pepsi was commonly known as Brad#8223;s Drink in 1893. It was named after the pharmacist who invented the soda Celeb Bradham. In 1898, Brad#8223;s Drink was renamed "Pepsi-Cola" apparently due to digestive en-zyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the formula.

This giant brand was established under the name of Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K (Tokyo Telecommunica-tions Engineering Corporation) in 1946. But the firm changed its name to Sony in 1958, an amalgama-tion of two words sonus and sonny. The English slang word "sonny" means smart, young and present-able.

The name Starbucks comes from the famous novel Moby Dick. It started in 1971 as one shop in Seattle, and today Starbucks operate around 17,000 stores all over the world. [^]