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History Behind The Names Of Some Of The Biggest Companies



Do you know what google was called before its current name? What was the name of Apple? Take a look.

#10 Google

#10 Google

Ever wondered how did Google got its name or what was it called before Google? Backrub was the world's number one search engine launched in 1996, later in 1998 it was named Google with a motive to attain endless information on the web.

#9 PayPal

#9 PayPal

Initially PayPal wasn't PayPal. PayPal was founded as a Palm Pilot payment and cryptography company back in 1998, later it was named to PayPal after one of its engineers developed a demo to make email payments.

#8 Blackberry

#8 Blackberry

Blackberry is RIM's child. Research in Motion was the first wireless data technology developer in North America, it was renamed to Blackberry in 2013 to catch competition in the mobile market.

#7 IBM

#7 IBM

Know IBM? This is something that you should know about IBM. In 1911, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) was formed through a merge of the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. In 1924 it got its current name.

#6 Pepsi

#6 Pepsi

Pepsi is arguably the most popular drink in the world. Discovered by Caleb Brad ham in 1893, Pepsi was initially known as Brad's Drink, later in 1898 it was renamed to "Pepsi" in a motive to become a world recognized brand.

#5 Yahoo

#5 Yahoo

Time for Yahoo now. Co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo were PhD students at Stanford when they created what would become one of the world's largest search engines. Later, it was renamed to Yahoo.

#4 Nike

#4 Nike

Nike had a very unattractive sort of a name earlier. It was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, it was later renamed to Nike after the Greek Goddess of Victory to attract more buyers.

#3 Sony

#3 Sony

This is the best transformation ever. A radio shop began with the name Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo in 1946 was renamed to Sony Corporation in 1958. Wow!

#2 Firefox

#2 Firefox

Firefox was initially known as Firebird. Firebird was launched by the Mozilla team with a motive to provide responsive platform to open source development. Later it was renamed to Firefox to sound more interesting.

#1 Apple

#1 Apple

This might not come as a surprise. Apple was originally named as Apple Computers in 1976, later in 2007 the company dropped "computer" from the name with a motive to enter a wider range of electronics.




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