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A variety of logos hover above the Microsoft booth on the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Microsoft logos hang over their booth on the opening day of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in this file photo taken January 10, 2012. Microsoft's keen new interns already think their competitors' days are numbered, branding Google and Facebook as "creepy" because of their aggressive stance on privacy and heavy reliance on advertising. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

How tech companies got their names

A peek at the meaning--sometimes hidden, sometimes glaringly obvious--built into the names of the world's biggest technology firms.