Uncovering tech's most peculiar product codenames

Tech companies go to painstaking lengths to keep new products confidential, which is why many of them assign "secret" product codenames. Here's an insider's look at some of the most unusual codenames, with themes ranging from felines to fairytales.

By Kristin Burnham, CIO |  Software, Apple, Facebook

What's in a Codename?

The brains behind consumer tech's most popular products have borrowed top-secret code names from everything from cuddly animals to tasty treats, exotic locations and more.

So what's in a codename? Take a look at the following companies and their unusual naming conventions for products both past and present.

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