A big part of the success of a product lies in its name; you want one that can define what you are selling, a name that rolls off the tongue and is easy to remember. However, most of them carry hidden meanings or stories behind these peculiar names.
Here’s lets track down how few of the world’s biggest technology companies got their names , stories and what they mean.
Quoting Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s biography on him says: On the naming of Apple, Jobs said he was “on one of my fruitarian diets.” He said he had just come back from an Apple farm, and thought the name sounded “fun, spirited and not intimidating.”
Jeff Bezos reportedly wanted a name that began with ‘A’ so it would appear near the top of an alphabetical list. He thought the world’s largest river was anapt name for what he hoped could be its biggest business.
Co-founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon were brainstorming names when Ek misheard an idea as Spotify. Embarrassed by its randomness, they now say the namestems from the words “spot” and “identify.”