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10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011

Tech companies have created some of the strangest and funniest company and product names in business. Here's the most recent evidence that this trend is only accelerating.
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When I saw the product name "Unrabble," I assumed it was something cities would use to clear out Occupy Wall Street camps. "This will get rid of those pesky protesters. Activate Unrabble! Bwahahaha!"

Actually, Unrabble is a human resources product designed to help businesses evaluate potential hires.

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dengman276
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11/30/2011 | 6:47:51 PM
re: 10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011
Some of these are not very original. There was a ping pong like game back in the 70s call Gnip Gnop. And Zazu was the bird in the Lion King that started the king's with a morning report of all he needed to know. Maybe the writer should do a bit more research into these things would writing an article.
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11/30/2011 | 6:54:31 PM
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When I hear the word "flux", I think of the paste that is put on wires or pipes to prepare them for soldering.
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ANON1247574512923,
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11/30/2011 | 7:37:51 PM
re: 10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011
You missed one... or perhaps you were saving this one for the "10 Dumbest Tech Company Names" list ;)

BOMGAR -Great product, dumb name
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11/30/2011 | 8:52:51 PM
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I don't know Jim, how many of us are going to forget the name WinoBot? :) Some could argue too that having a weird sounding name can make it memorable even if it doesn't roll off the tongue. I'd be curious to know what level of success some of these companies are having.
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jrapoza,
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11/30/2011 | 8:57:33 PM
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I was actually at the end there quoting the old Gnip Gnop commercial. You can still find it on YouTube.
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12/12/2011 | 5:38:53 PM
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We've been doing business with a company called "Jardogs". They build and host patient portals for medical providers.
Great product and great service.
Dumb name.
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