Adobe - came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind thehouse of founder John Warnock.

Apache - It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA's httpd daemon. The result was 'A PAtCHy'server -- thus, the name ApacheApple Computers - favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs.

CISCO - its not an acronym but the short for San Francisco.

Google - the name started as a jokey boast about the amount of informationthe search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Hotmail - Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the webfrom a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up withthe 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"

HP - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether thecompany they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

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