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Secrets behind Top Company Names

-ADOBE- This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that  ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.. -APPLE COMPUTERS- It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He  was three months late in filing a name for the  business, and he threatened to call his company  Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't  suggest a better name by 5 O'clock that evening.. -CISCO- It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short  for San Francisco.. -COMPAQ- This name was formed by using COMp, for  computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral  object.. -COREL- The name was derived from the founder's name Dr.  Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland  REsearch Laboratory.. -GOOGLE- The name started as a joke boasting about the  amount of information the search-engine would be  able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a  word for the number represented by 1 followed by  100 zeros. After founders- Stanford graduate  students Sergey Brin and Larry Pag