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25 Companies and Their Inception

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 24 December 2012, 02:55 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: We see these big company names almost 365 days a year, but do we know what they actually mean and the unique ideas behind the names that are finally put up? Here are names of 25 big companies and the stories behind their name as listed by Yahoo!

1. Nike

It is an American MNC that is involved in designing, manufacturing, international marketing and selling of footwear, accessories, equipment etc. Nike was founded on January 25, 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight and was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), later it became Nike, Inc on May 30, 1978. The name was inspired from the name of Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

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2. IBM

The full company name of IBM is International Business Machines Corporation. With its headquarters based at in Armonk, New York, United States, IBM is an American multinational consulting and technology corporation. The company was a merger of three companies The Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company and commenced working in 9011. Initially it was called Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR). Later Tom Watson SR named his company International Business Machines in order to one-up his employees.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: We really do not think about the company names and their origin. The stories are pretty interesting.
Posted by:Khusbu - 23 Dec, 2012
2: We really do not think about the company names and origin, the stories are pretty interesting.
Posted by:Khusbu - 23 Dec, 2012