Zomato – Sharing Great Food Experiences

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Zomato, a whimsical name again, is my choice for the last letter Z, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’.

Founded in mid 2008 as Foodiebay by Deepinder Goyal, Pankaj Chaddah, and Gunjan Patidar, and renamed as Zomato in late 2010, it is a rapidly growing online restaurant search and discovery service with presence in 22 countries across the world and a coverage of more than 1 mllion restaurants.  

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Yahoo! – In Need of a Makeover

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Yahoo!, the quirky name with an exclamation mark, is my choice for the letter Y, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’.

Founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, two Electrical Engineering students in Stanford University, Yahoo was initially known as Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web. The Guide, which was a directory of other websites organized in a hierarchy, shaped up into the Yahoo search engine and was renamed as Yahoo! in 1995.

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Xerox – Making Work Simpler

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Xerox, the name synonymous with photocopier, is my choice for the letter X, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’.

Founded in 1906 in Rochester, US as The Haloid Photographic Company, which originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment, the company was renamed as Haloid Xerox in 1958 and then Xerox Corporation in 1961 after its first plain paper photocopier Xerox 914, which sold in the millions.

 

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Walt Disney – Laughter, Magic & Dreams

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Walt Disney is my obvious choice for the letter W, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’.

The name Walt Disney automatically conjures, in the mind, pictures of Mickey Mouse with a funny mischievous expression on his face and hands up in the air, playing pranks or embarking on an adventure with his girlfriend Minnie Mouse, pet dog Pluto, his friends Donald Duck, and Goofy.

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Visa – Whenever Wherever

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Visa, the name that is imprinted on many of your credit cards is my choice for the letter V, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’.

Visa, a simple memorable name that is pronounced the same in every language, has its roots dating back to 1958, when Bank of America, launched the first general purpose card, BankAmericard, in Fresno, California. In the 1970s, BankAmericard became an independent entity, and it took the name Visa.

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Unilever – Crafting Brands for Life

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Unilever, the multi-brand company, whose brands are a part of our everyday life, is my choice for the letter T, for today’s #AtoZChallenge, for the theme ‘Brands that people identify with’.

One of the oldest multinational companies, Unilever was founded in 1929 by the merger of the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie and the British soap maker Lever Brothers.

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