Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Story Behind These Company Names

Here are some interesting encounter how these companies got their name :...

Apache - It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA’s httpd daemon. The result was ‘A PAtCHy’ server -– thus, the name Apache.

CISCO - Its not an acronym but the short for San Francisco.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett, and the winner was NOT Bill…the winner was Dave.

Apple Computers - Steve Jobs was three months late in
filing a name for the business because he didn’t get any better
name for his new company. So one day he told to the staff: “If
I’ll not get better name by 5 o’clock today, our
company’s name will be anything he likes…” So at 5
o’clcok nobody come up with better name, and he was eating Apple
that time… so he keep the name of the company ‘Apple Computers’.


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