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Submission + - How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: If Larry Page and Sergey Brin had stuck with the first name for their search engine, we'd be "BackRubbing" instead of Googling. But oh the fun doesn't stop there. The unforgettable Go Daddy was first saddled with the eminently Seussian moniker "Jomax Technologies". And as for Yahoo! ... its original name just rolled off the tongue: 'Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web.'
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How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names

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