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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 Page presented their project to an …