Facts about Computer and Internet

Interesting Facts about computer & IT companies

Apple Computer

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 50’clock.

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It is not a acronym as popularly believed. It is a short for San Francisco.

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This name was formed by using com, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

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The name was derived from the founder’s name Dr. Michall cowpland. It stands for Cowpland Research Laboratory.

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The name started as a joke boasting about 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 founder-Stanford graduate student Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angle in vestor. they received a cheque made out to “GOOGLE” .

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Hewlett Packard

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard-Hewlett.

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BobNoyce and Gordom Moore wanted to name their new company “Moor Noyce” but that was already Headmarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of Integrated Electronics.

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Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICRO Computer Software. Originally christened Micro-soft,the “-“ was removed later on.

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Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates were working on a consulting project for CIA (central intelligence Agency).The coellname for the project was called oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answer to all question or something such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.

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It originated from the Latin word “Sonus” meaning sound, and “sonny” as long used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

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SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Founded by Stanford University buddies, Andy Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla reruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it and Bill Joy to devolped a UNIX-based OS for Computer.


The word invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book “Gulliver’s’s Travels”. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founder Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves Yahoos.

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