In 2000, Joseph N. Grasso had applied for the “iPod” trademark which he planned to use for Internet Kiosks. However, in 2003, he assigned it to Apple.
The trend of receiving only one US dollar as annual salary was probably started by Apple's Steve Jobs. Founders of several popular tech companies - Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg etc. - copied that idea and get only $1 per year as salary. [more...]