Top 10 Brand which change there name which you don’t know
1.GOOGLE, FORMERLY BACKRUB:The world’s most popular search engine, Google, was originally called BackRub in 1996, when its founders Larry Page and Sergy Bin collaborated at Stanford. But the information labyrinth was registered as Google.com a year later in 1997
2.SUBWAY, FORMERLY PETE’S SUPER SUBMARINES
It’s hard to believe everyone’s favorite sandwich joint was named anything else. But in 1965, Subway was originally opened as Pete’s Super Submarines following a conversation between founder Fred DeLuca and his family friend Dr Peter Buck, who suggested Fred opened a submarine sandwich shop. However, the name was soon shortened to Subway
3.BLACKBERRY, FORMERLY RESEARCH IN MOTION:
Canadian smartphone and tablet brand Blackberry was originally launched in 1984 as Research in Motion, when it was founded by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin. But in January 2013, the company announced plans to change its name to Blackberry
4.PEPSI-COLA, FORMERLY BRAD’S DRINK
Before one of the world’s most popular soft drinks became famous, Pepsi-Cola was briefly named as Brad’s Drink – a name inspired by the surname of its creator, Caleb Bradham. Caleb invented the drink as ‘Brad’s Drink’ in 1893, but renamed it to Pepsi-Cola
5.NIKE, FORMERLY BLUE RIBBON SPORTS
Before it became Nike, the world’s most famous sporty tick was known as Blue Ribbon sports, acting as a distributor for Japanese shoemaker Onitsuka Tiger. But as the relationship between Blue Ribbon Sports and Onitsuka started to collapse, Blue Ribbon launched its own line of footwear called Nike – the name of the Greek Goddess of Victory.
6.SONY, FORMERLY TOKYO TSUSHIN KOGYO
Telecommunications company Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo was first founded in 1946 as a radio repair shop and created Japan’s first transistor radio and the world’s first transistor television. But in 1958 the company name was changed to Sony – a combination of the latin word ‘Sonus’, which is the root of sonic and sound, and ‘Sonny’, a 1950s American term for a boy.
7.EBAY, FORMERLY AUCTIONWEB
In 1995, Pierre Omidyar sat down to write a code that would eventually become eBay. But before it became the shopping success we all know so well, it was first called AuctionWeb, which began with the listing of a single broken laser pointer. AuctionWeb soon went on to take over Pierre’s entire domain, ebay.com (short for Echo Bay), which was the name of his consulting firm at the time.
8.PAYPAL, FORMERLY COFINITY
Cofinity, which was originally created as a cryptography and Palm Pilot company in 1998, was named by merging the words ‘confidence’ and ‘infinity’. One year later, the company was given the new name of PayPal, following the introduction of an online demo allowing people to e-mail payments.
9.MOZILLA FIREFOX, FORMERLY MOZILLA FIREBIRD
The famous red fox depicting Mozilla’s browser hasn’t always been the animal of choice. Before Mozilla Firefox, there was Mozilla Firebird – but the name got vetoed as soon as the company realised Firebird was already being used by another open source software company.
10.MASTERCARD, FORMERLY MASTER CHARGE
When MasterCard was first launched in 1966, it was originally known as Master Charge: The Interbank Card and was created by a group of Californian banks to compete with the Bank Americard, issued by Bank of America. But by 1979, the group decided to rename the card ‘MasterCard’ in order to give it a shorter, simpler title.