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How Products Were Named



Did you ever wonder how some of your favorite products or services were named? Find out at "How Products Were Named" each day via the web or RSS.



Updated: 2014-10-04T22:54:56.510-04:00

 



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2008-03-12T14:32:49.906-04:00

No catches, we swear! Completely free iPhone ringtones created in Garageband, non-commercial and easy to download and put right into iTunes. Subscribe to the RSS feed so you can keep up with the new...

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Join Us For the Tuesday Night Tech Show LIVE!

2007-10-21T08:32:51.034-04:00

If you love technology as much as we do here at If Then Software, please take a moment to listen to the Tuesday Night Tech Show. The show is a funny dose of technology, personal stories and just...

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Welcome to 'How Products Were Named'

2006-09-09T08:36:04.750-04:00

Welcome and thanks for visiting! This blog will show you how everyday products that you use and have grown to love were named--from "Nike" to "McDonalds" to "Dial Soap." Every day or so we will add a...

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How Was "Popeye's Chicken" Named?

2006-10-19T11:56:08.560-04:00

Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, usually called just "Popeyes," is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants that is controlled by Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises. Popeyes first opened in Arabi,...

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How Was "Walgreens" Named?

2006-10-15T16:27:49.836-04:00

Walgreens (The official corporate name lacks an apostrophe) is a convenience store/pharmacy chain, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), mail service pharmacy, and specialty pharmacy which operates in the...

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How Was "The CW Television Network" Named?

2006-10-15T10:26:47.440-04:00

The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006-07 television season. It features a mixture of programming from both UPN and The WB television...

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How Was The "Allen Wrench" Named?

2006-10-10T14:50:44.080-04:00

An Allen wrench, Allen key, hex key or hex head wrench is a tool used to drive Allen screws and bolts, which have a hexagonal socket in the head. "Allen wrench" was originally a trademark of Allen...

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How Was "YouTube" Named?

2006-10-10T08:51:08.596-04:00

YouTube is a popular free video sharing web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. Founded in February 2005 by three employees of PayPal, the San Mateo-based service utilizes...

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How Was "The Elks Club" Named?

2006-10-02T21:19:04.490-04:00

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (or "Elks Club") had modest beginnings in 1868 as a drinking club (then called the "Jolly Corks") established as a private club to elude New York City laws...

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How Was "Volkswagen" Named?

2006-10-02T21:08:42.336-04:00

Volkswagen, or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. It forms the core of Volkswagen Group, one of the world's four largest car producers. The name means "people's car" in...

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How Was "Moxie" Named?

2006-09-28T09:52:53.453-04:00

Moxie, a carbonated beverage, is considered to be the USA's first mass produced soft drink. Created in 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine, Moxie was first marketed as a patent medicine in...

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How Was "3 Musketeers" Named?

2006-09-27T20:45:03.046-04:00

3 Musketeers is a candy bar made in the U.S. by Mars, Incorporated. It is filled with a fluffy chocolate nougat in the middle. When introduced in 1932, 3 Musketeers had three pieces of candy in one...

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How Was "TWiT" Named?

2006-09-24T17:28:20.930-04:00

This Week in Tech—officially stylized as this WEEK in TECH, casually referred to as TWiT, and formerly known as Revenge of the Screen Savers — is the flagship podcast of the TWiT.tv network. A weekly...

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How Was "Snickers" Named?

2006-09-24T17:15:11.973-04:00

Snickers is a candy bar made by Mars, Incorporated. It is made from nougat topped with peanuts and caramel covered with milk chocolate. Snickers is the best selling candy bar of all time and has...

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How Was "Phillips 66" Named?

2006-09-22T16:48:11.046-04:00

Phillips 66 is a brand of gasoline and service station in the U.S. It is part of ConocoPhillips. The company that made Phillips 66 gasoline began in 1917 as Phillips Petroleum Company. In 1927, the...

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How Was "Grauman's Chinese Theatre" Named?

2006-09-22T12:58:43.020-04:00

Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a world famous movie theater located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Built in 1927 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the Chinese was...

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How Was "Lipton Tea" Named?

2006-09-21T16:15:10.140-04:00

Lipton is the world's biggest tea brand, selling both hot and iced tea around the world. It started as a British tea company, and was founded by Sir Thomas Lipton. The brand name is now owned by...

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How Was "Rolex" Named?

2006-09-20T10:55:23.350-04:00

Rolex is a brand of Swiss wristwatches and accessories renowned for their quality and exclusivity, as well as their cost (from a few thousand to more than one hundred thousand U.S. dollars). The...

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How Was "Bangkok, Thailand" Named?

2006-09-20T09:59:53.996-04:00

Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep, is the capital and largest city of Thailand, with an official 2000 census population of 6,355,144. Bangkok is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River,...

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How Was "Elmer's Glue" Named?

2006-09-19T12:50:26.433-04:00

Elmer's Products, Inc, is the manufacturer of Elmer's Glue-All and other crafts and home repair products, including Krazy Glue, Ross Glue, ProBond adhesives, and X-Acto craft knives. Elmer's...

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How was "Elmo T.M.X" Named?

2006-09-19T13:11:30.760-04:00

The much-anticipated top-secret 10th-anniversary Elmo, code-named "T.M.X. Elmo" is finally here - and it's the hysterically laughing, belly-clutching, floor-thumping Elmo. Fisher-Price, a division of...

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How Was "Liquid Paper" Named?

2006-09-19T08:36:57.840-04:00

Liquid Paper, a brand name of opaque correction fluid, is used to cover up mistakes on paper without retyping the entire sheet. It was very important when material was typed with a typewriter, but...

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How Was "Hewlett-Packard (HP)" Named?

2006-09-18T22:07:24.970-04:00

The Hewlett-Packard Company, commonly known as HP, is one of the world's largest information technology corporations. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States, it has a global presence...

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How Was "Wal-Mart" Named?

2006-09-18T08:57:33.766-04:00

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American public corporation, founded (and named after) by Sam Walton in 1962 and first incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972....

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