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How 10 Famous Technology Products Got Their Names

From iPod and BlackBerry to Twitter and Wikipedia, we take a look at the processes and people who came up with the names for these iconic tech products.

  • Wikipedia: Just What It Sounds Like

  • Android: Secretive, But Still Not Exciting

  • Twitter: Connecting the Digital Flock 140 Characters at a Time

  • Windows 7: Counting on the Power of 7

  • iPod: "Open the pod bay door, Hal"

  • Firefox: Second Time's a Charm

  • Mac OS X and "The Big Cats": Catlike Sleekness and Style

  • BlackBerry: Sweet Addictiveness

  • ThinkPad: Simplicity Wins Out

  • Red Hat Linux: A Name Rich with Meaning

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