How Famous Technology Companies Got Their Names

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This is a list of company names where their names origin explained and some fascinating sort stories of how some famous companies got their names .
Some of the names are disputed & changed .
All company listed here are based on Technology , Computer , Software , Digital Camera , Semiconductor etc manufacturers and related to those .
Information are collected from Wikipedia , Company’s website and Internet Articles . . . . .

ACER : It’s means “Number One”

Adobe : The company name Adobe comes from Adobe Creek in Los Altos, California, which ran behind the houses of both of the company’s founders . : The company was renamed after the Amazon River , one of the largest rivers in the world .

AMD : Advanced MicroDevices

Apple : For the favorite fruit of co-founder Steve Jobs and/or for the time he worked at an apple orchard, and to distance itself from the cold, unapproachable, complicated imagery created by other computer companies at the time .

ARM Limited : Acorn Risc Machine

Asus : The name Asus originates from Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology . Only the last four letters of the word were used in order to give the name a high position in alphabetical listings .

ATI : Array Technologies Incorporated

AT&T : American Telephone & Telegraph

BenQ : Bringing Entertainment aNd Quality

BlackBerry : The first BlackBerry device, the 850, was introduced in 1999 as a two-way pager in Munich, Germany . The name was chosen due to the resemblance of the keyboard’s buttons to that of the drupelets that compose the blackberry fruit .

Canon : Originally (1933) Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory the new name (1935) derived from the name of the company’s first camera, the Kwanon, in turn named after the Japanese name of the Buddhist bodhisattva of mercy .

Casio : Casio is not an abbreviation . Its an alternative form of the founder , Tadao Kashio’s last name .

Cisco : The name “Cisco” was derived from the city name, San FranCISCO, which is why the company’s engineers insisted on using the lower case “cisco” in its early years .

COMPAQ : COMPAtibility and Quality

Corel : The name was derived from the founder’s name Dr. Michael Cowpland . It stands for COwpland REsearch Laboratory .

Cray : Cray Research , Inc. (CRI),named after its founder, Seymour Cray .

Dell : Dell is named after its founder Michael Dell .

Doel : The computer’s name comes from the national bird of Bangladesh, the Doel or Oriental Magpie Robin, a widely used symbol in Bangladesh .

EA Games : EA is from Electronic Arts

EDS : Electronic Data Systems

EHPT : Ericsson Hewlett Packard Telecom

Epson : Epson Seiko Corporation, the Japanese printer and peripheral manufacturer, was named from ” Son of Electronic Printer” after a highly successful model, the EP-101 .

FB : FB is short form of FaceBook

Fuji : Named after Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan .

Fujitsu : Originally the data division of Fuji Electric, which was a joint venture between Furukawa Electric and Siemens . The tsu comes from tsūshinki, meaning data equipment .

Google : An originally accidental misspelling of the word googol and settled upon because was unregistered . Googol was proposed to reflect the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available online .

HCL : Hindustan Computer Limited

Hitachi : Hi meaning “Sun” and tachi meaning “Rise” .

Hotmail : Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world . When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service he tried all kinds of names ending in ‘mail’ and finally settled for Hotmail as it included the letters ” HTML” – the markup language used to write web pages . It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casing .
(At one time, if you clicked on Hotmail’s ‘mail’ tab, you would have seen “HoTMaiL” in the URL, but since Hotmail is now Windows Live Mail, it is no longer there .)

HP : Hewlett-Packard
The last names of the two founders of HP .
The company was founded by Bill Hewlett and David Packard .

HTC : High Tech Computer

IBM : International Business Machines

Infosys : INFOrmation SYStems.

INTEL : Integrated Electronics

Kaspersky : Kaspersky is named after its founderEugene Kaspersky .

Kodak : Both the Kodak camera and the name were the invention of founder George Eastman . The letter “K” was a favorite with Eastman; he felt it a strong and incisive letter . He tried out various combinations of words starting and ending with “K” . He saw three advantages in the name . It had the merits of a trademark word, would not be mis-pronounced and the name did not resemble anything in the art . There is a misconception that the name was chosen because of its similarity to the sound produced by the shutter of the camera .

LENOVO : It is a Russian word . Lenovo” is a portmanteau of “Le-” (from Legend) and “novo”, pseudo-Latin for “new” .

Lexmark : In the 1980s, IBM wanted to spin off its printer and typewriter businesses . The main production facility for this business segment was in Lexington, Kentucky , and the code name for the spinoff was LEXington MARKeting .

LG : Life’s Good

Linux : The operating system is named for its first developer, Linus Torvalds, with a change in the “s” with “x” in honor of Unix operating system .

McAfee : McAfee is named after its founder John McAfee .

Mitsubishi : The name Mitsubishi consists of two parts: “mitsu” meaning “three” and “hishi” (which becomes “bishi” under rendaku) meaning “water caltrop” (also called “water chestnut”), and hence “rhombus”, which is reflected in the company’s logo . It is also translated as “three diamonds” .

Microsoft : MICROcomputer SOFTware

MS (ms office) : MicroSoft

MSI : Micro-Star International

Motorola : Motorola” which was a blend of “motor” and the then popular suffix -ola used with audio equipment of the time (for example “Victrola”)

Mozilla : MOsaic-Killer, GodZILLA

NEC : Nippon Electric Company

Netscape : NET – LandSCAPE,” “Landscape of the Internet” .

Nokia : In 1865, mining engineer Fredrik Idestam sets up his first wood pulp mill at the Tammerkoski Rapids in south-western Finland . A few years later he opens a second mill on the banks of the Nokianvirta river, which inspires him to name his company Nokia Ab in 1871 .

NTT : Nippon Telegraph & Tel

Olympus : Old name changed to Olympus Optical Co., Ltd . It was named after Mount Olympus , which like Mt. Takachiho is the home of gods, this time of Greek mythology .

Panasonic : The Panasonic brand was created from the elements “pan” – meaning “all” – and “sonic” – meaning “sound” – because it was first used for audio equipment .

Philips : Philips is named after its founders Gerard Philips and Frederik Philips .

RIM : Research In Motion Limited

Samsung : The meaning of the Korean hanja word Samsung (三星) is “tristar” or “three stars” . The word “three” represents something “big, numerous and powerful”; the “stars” mean eternity .

Sanyo : Sanyo means three oceans in Japanese, referring to the founder’s ambition to sell their products worldwide, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans .

SAP : System Analysis and Program Development

SEGA : SErvice GAmes

Sharp : Takes its name from one of its founder’s first inventions, the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which was invented by Tokuji Hayakawa .

Siemens : Siemens is named after its founder Werner von Siemens .

Skype : The original concept for the name was Sky-Peer-to-Peer, which morphed into Skyper, then Skype .

SONY : Sound of New York

Sony : From the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘sonny’ a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster .

Sun Microsystems : Its founders designed their first workstation in their dorm at Stanford University , and chose the name Stanford University Network for their product, hoping to sell it to the college .

TCL : Today China Lion
TCL’s current corporate slogan is “The Creative Life” .

Toshiba : TOkyo SHIBAura
Shibaura is a district of Minato ward located in Tokyo , Japan .

Ubuntu Foundation : Named from a Zulu word (ùɓúntú) that translates as “humanity to others” .

VMware : Virtual Machine softWARE

Wikipedia : Wiki meant “quick” in Hawaiian and the word was actually a mash-up with part of the word encycloPEDIA .

Xerox : Named from xerography, a word derived from the Greek xeros (dry) and graphos (writing) .

Yahoo : Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle

Facebook apps and your security . . . . .


Some things you didn’t know about Facebook apps . . . . .
For your security . . . . .

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Ei apps gulo ki kore ?
Er sathe apnar nirapotto kototuku jorito ?
Asun jene nei . . .

1) Ei jatio apps gulo vibinno jorip er kaj dekhay jemon top friend – comment o like er upor vitti kore ekti image banay jate apnar koyekjon top friend er image thake . Ei kaj ti korar sathe sathe ei apps ti apnar o apnar friend er profile theke name , email , contact no , date of birth , pochonddo somuho etc collect kore and nije rakhe ba onno company k dey . Ei data gulo use kore facebook , email , credit/debit card etc hack korar cesttay use kore . Tachara email e spam o pathay .

2) Abar kisu kisu apps apnar friend list e thaka friend k apnar name e quiz ba question kore . Besirvag question erokom ,
* what is your best friend ?
* where are you born ?
* what is your birth place ? Etc . R e sokol question o ans apni email ba facebook e account korar somoy security ans hisebe diye thaken . So amake ki ar kisu bolte hobe je egulo keno collect kore ?

3) Abar kisu kisu apps apnake ba apnar friend list e thaka kauke ososthikor obosthay fele disse ja apni chan ni . . .

*** Amar kase asa news onujai samne aro ekta apps asche ja apnar , apnar friend list , page ba group etc theke sokol data collect korbe . R eta khub powerfully kaj korbe . . . . .

Esokol info bibechona korun and vabun apni ki korben . . . . .

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Backspace – Delete An Entire Word

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Delete An Entire Word :

Backspace key is a keyboard key used to delete any character before the current position of the cursor. Its delete a single letter per press.
Instead of deleting a single letter, pressing CTRL + Backspace will delete the entire word behind the cursor. This makes deleting text quicker if you screw up a whole word.

Note that in keyboard also have a Delete key, which deletes the character under the cursor (or to the right of the cursor point) . . . . . . .

Advantage Of Mouse Wheel

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Your computer mouse gives you more browsing control than you might think .
The mouse wheel is not just a wheel , it can also be used as a third mouse button . This can be used to open a link in a new tab by clicking the wheel on any link and can also be used to close a open tab by clicking the wheel . . . . . . .

Disable System Restore

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If you Disable System Restore , you can gain a lot of drive space .

What is System Restore : On Windows Operating System has a feature called System Restore that automatically backs up system files and registry whenever you install new drivers / software or change any settings .

How To Disable System Restore :

In Windows XP -

1. Click on Start , right click on My Computer , and then click on Properties .

2. In the System Properties dialog box , click on the System Restore tab .

3. Click to select the “Turn off System Restore” check box .
Or , click to select the “Turn off System Restore on all drives” check box .

4. Click on OK .

5. In the warning message appears answer Yes .


In Windows 7 -

1. Click on Start then Right Click on Computer and select Properties .

2. Open System Protection tab on the left pane .

3. In System Protection tab , click on Configure .

4. Click to select the “Turn off System Protection” check box .
Now press Ok .

5. In the warning message appears answer Yes . . . . .

Top Eight Best Free Anti-Virus Software

Good antivirus software can help you to keeping your computer safe, your personal information secure and help you to safe from hackers , spammers and identity thieves.
A single virus can damage your computer safty. Today’s viruses have the capability to do anything like sending your personal information like credit/debit card numbers , bank accounts and personal information to identity thieves. Also virus can send out spam e-mail, attack websites or anything else the virus maker wants to do. And also viruses are programmed to seek out your contacts and try to infect them as well by e-mail message or IM that looks to be from you.

A good antivirus program will help you to prevent viruses.

Below are the top 8 best antivirus software companies around.

1 – Avira AntiVir Personal Edition (Best Antivirus)
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2 – Microsoft Security Essentials
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3 – AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
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4 – Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
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5 – Panda Cloud Antivirus
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6 – Avast! Free Antivirus
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7 – ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall
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8 – Malwarebytes
Visit Malwarebytes To Download

Always Try To Buy Full Version Of Antivirus To Get Full Safty.

Open The Task Manager Directly

You want to open Task Manager directly without interrupt that happens when pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL ?

Press CTRL + Shift + ESC . It launches Task Manager directly .

Task Manager displays the processes , programs , and services that are currently running on your computer / laptop . You can use the Task Manager to monitor your computer’s performance or to close a program that’s not responding . . . . . . .

Make Your Folders Invisible Without Hiding

Do you want to make your folders invisible ? And without any software ? Its really great tips .

Ok , now follow those steps .

1) Right Click on the desktop and create a new folder .

2) Now rename the folder with a invisible digit (You have to hold ALT key and type 0160 for invisible digit and press enter).

(Click On This Link To Know More About Invisible Digit. )

3) Now you have a folder without any visible name.

4) Now right click on the folder and select Properties > Customize . Click on Change Icon .

5) Scroll a bit , you should find some empty icon , Click on any one of them .

6) Now click on Ok . Thats it .

Now you can store your personal data without any 3rd party tools . . . . .

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