With its large population, and big number of regional and international banks, the “big four” banks in the US only control around 39 percent of the country’s deposits. It should also be noted that...
HSN stands for Home Shopping Network.
ESPN, the self-titled “Worldwide leader in sports”, is short for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.
IBM is short for International Business Machines.
The networking firm is a contraction of San Francisco. Cisco was founded by a husband and wife team when they were working for Stanford University, which is located halfway between San Francisco and San...
The state’s name is Aluet for “great land”. Header image: Sawyer Glacier – Tracy Arm Fjord Glacier (Closer) by Ian D. Keating on Flickr.
Named for a word spoken by the Alabama people, and was originally used for the Alabama River, where they lived. What the word actually means is up for debate. Header image: Vulcan’s View by...
Refers to the north face of a mountain, which in the northern hemisphere is the coldest and most difficult to climb. Header image: The North Face by Andy on Flickr.
Named after the Greek goddess of victory, Nike, and pronounced nigh-kee. Definitely better than its original name, Blue Ribbon Sports.