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Abbrevations for all famous companies

Posted December 10th, 2009 in Knowledgeble stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , by Samir Kamble

General knowledge for all :

LG is an abbreviation of “Lucky Geumseong” in South Korea,
LG Group has attempted to update its moniker by associating “LG” with “Life’s Good” which is the current company Slogan.

BPL stands for “British Physical Laboratories” .
It deals with consumer appliances (such as refrigerators and washing machines), home entertainment products and health care devices.

TVS stands for ‘TV Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Limited’ .
TVSs is the holding company for the TVS Group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of almost all kinds of automotive components, two wheelers and a few other industrial products.

STAR networks : Satellite Television Asian Region

Interesting facts about some of the IT companies

Adobe – came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house 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 Apache

Apple Computers – favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 o’clock.

C – Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it ‘New B’. He later called it C. Earlier B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (named after his wife Bonnie)

CISCO – its not an acronymn but the short for San Francisco.

Compaq – using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

GNU – a species of African antelope. Founder of the GNU project Richard Stallman liked the name because of the humour associated with its pronuniciation and was also influenced by the children’s song ‘The Gnu Song’ which is a song sung by a gnu. Also it fitted into the recursive acronym culture with ‘GNU’s Not Unix’.

Google – the name started as a jokey boast about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders – Stanford grad students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’!

Hotmail – Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the 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” – the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casing.

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

Intel – Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore Noyce’ but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain, so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Java – Originally called Oak by creator James Gosling, from the tree that stood outside his window, the programming team had to look for a substitute as there was another language with the same name. Java was selected from a list of suggestions. It came from the name of the coffee that the programmers drank.
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infosys : information systems

wipro – western indian products

AOL- America Online

Strange but most of us dont know!!!

Now funnier side of them

1. INFOSYS: Inferior Offline Systems

2. WIPRO : Weak Input, Poor & Rubbish Output

3. HCL : Hidden Costs & Losses

4. TCS : Totally Confusing Solutions

5. C-DOT : Coffee During Office Timings

6. HUGHES : Highly Useless Graduates Hired for Eating and Sleeping

7. BAAN : Beggars Association and Nerds

8. IBM : Implicitly Boring Machines

9. SATYAM : Sad And Tired Yelling Away Madly

10.. PARAM : Puzzled And Ridiculous Array of Microprocessors

11. HP : Hen Pecked

12. AT&T : All Troubles & Terrible

13. CMC : Coffee, Meals and Comfort

14. DEC : Drifting & Exhausted Computers

15. BFL : Brainwash First, and Let them go

16. DELL : Deplorable Equipment & Lackluster

17. TISL : Totally Inconsistent Systems Ltd

18. PSI : Peculiar Symptoms of India

19. PCL : Poor Computers Ltd

20. SPARC : Simply Poor And Redundant Computers

21. SUN : Surely Useless Novelties

22. CRAY : Cry Repeatedly After an Year

23.. TUL : Troubles Un Limited

24. CTS : Coffee, Tea and Snacks

25. ICIM : Impossible Computers In Maintenance

26. BPL : Below Poverty Line

27. NIIT : Not Interested in IT

10 Responses so far.

  1. Ravi Chopra says:

    Nice post Samir. Really a good one. Just once correction if you allow. “LG” stands for Lucky Goldstar. I searched about it on Wiki.

  2. Siddhartha says:

    nice blog…. pleausre reading it.. came to know new facts!!

  3. francoslicer says:

    nice post,this can help me to know some some unknown abbreviations.i know the funniest meaning of the INFOSIS through your post.this can share my friends through my friends emails.
    thanks..

  4. Great Insight,
    Good to know acronyms of companies

  5. Texas A&M says:

    Great post with great stuff…!!!

  6. Shawn Smith says:

    Nice post… It has a mixer of fun and knowledge. I was fascinated by the “funnier side” and would ask you to share some stuffs of that kind. Hat off to you…

  7. Sam says:

    Hello Joules, Many thanks for commenting.

    Full forms upto AOL are true and after wards it is funny part of it.

    Sam.

  8. Joules says:

    Great list – the computer ones are particularly funny.
    I wonder how many are actually true and how many have just slipped into folklore.
    Nevermind, nothing should get in the way of a good story.

  9. That was the Great blog that i have found and very interesting history is there behind Big names Abbreviations.

    Thanks for sharing, i have Bookmarked this page to increase my General knowledge.

  10. Chinese says:

    Great Insight Enjoyed reading your blog. Hope to see some more stuff from you in future.

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