Where did that company get its name?


Just about everyone knows what IBM stands for, and Hewlett-Packard is named for its founders, but what about the more obscure origins of company names? This strangely enjoyable page on Wikipedia demystifies some offbeat corporate names like Apple Computer and also explains ones that may never have puzzled anyone but are still interesting, like Adidas and Cisco. (This being Wikipedia, we don’t vouch for the accuracy of all the listings, of course.) Check out the histories of Glock, Häagen-Dazs and Kinko’s.

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