How Did These 25 Corporations Get Their Names?

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Misc
http://thechive.com/2011/07/27/how-big-businesses-actually-got-their-names-25-photos/

Sega, Ikea, eBay, LEGO and a bunch more--how in the hell did they come up with their company name?
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Male 1,451
Fatninja are you retarded?
Sega: Japan
Ikea: Sweden
Nintendo: Japan
Sharp: Japan

First 4 weren`t I stopped there...
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Male 25,416
All in america :(
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Male 1,625
@Scuzoid:

sonic as pinball

they also made a sonic pinball game
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Male 8,302
Nintendo means `entrusted to heaven`?? Wow, when Jesus updates his corporate strategy, he certainly embraces the new technology! Who`d have thought with all the swearing I do playing that thing, that I was actually being `Saved` by playing it?
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Male 362
i was gonna type sega was from service games then i clicked the link and it was first on the list..
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Male 16
useless information but still kinda cool to read
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Male 554
i learned something today
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Male 1,268
Only now realizing Sonic the Hedgehog as a pinball game makes me feel dumb.
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Male 142
they should never have put the "(not unlike the term check in chess.)" on the Atari one since it is very unlike the term check....
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Male 4,902
This was pretty interesting, who didn`t know WalMart was named after Sam Walton?
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Male 238
very informative read.
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Male 1
the more you know...
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Male 19,840
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