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IN Science & Technology ON 27 May, 2015
Ever wondered what your dream company was called earlier? Well, here are some famous companies with their not so common names.
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.
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.
Initially 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.
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.
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 was named International Business Machine which was shortened to IBM.
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.
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.
Nike was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, it was later renamed to Nike after the Greek Goddess of Victory to attract more buyers.
A radio shop began with the name Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo in 1946 was renamed to Sony Corporation in 1958.
In 1995, AuctionWeb was found which was officially declared as eBay in 1997.
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.