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Las Vegas Hosts The 2004 International CES

LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 9: Two Epson Livingstation television/printer combos are seen at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 9, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thousands are expected to attend the four-day convention which is the largest consumer electronics show in the world. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.