I think a name that sounds good and is memorable but does not necessarily have meaning can be quite powerful. Think Google - what benefit does that convey?
I also think that some of the “Web 2.0” names are quite good. Tumblr and Disqus come to mind.
Having said that, choosing a name for your product or company is a very important step - and one that is hard to change once you launch, so you should spend the requisite amount of time working to get this right the first time.
Europe had three elections on the weekend: presidential in France, parliamentary in Greece and regional in Germany. The results are strongly anti-incumbent across he board. In France, Sarkozy is out and Hollande is in. In Greece, the PASOK party went from 160 to 41 seats and no longer has a…