This name is used by:
1) TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference held in Monterey, California and recently, semi-annually in other cities around the world. TED describes itself as a "group of remarkable people that gather to exchange ideas of incalculable value". Its lectures cover a broad set of topics including science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. The speakers themselves are from a wide variety of communities and disciplines and have included such people as former US president Bill Clinton, nobel laureate James D. Watson, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The TED Conference also has a companion conference, TED Global, held in varying locations.
2)Bruce Slesinger, better known by his stage name Ted, was the second drummer for the Dead Kennedys, from July 1978 to February 1981. He played the drums on their first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. He also co-wrote their first international hit single "Holiday In Cambodia" in conjunction with the rest of the group, and "Pull My Strings", a song especially written for the 1980 Bay Area Music Awards, with lead singer and primary songwriter Jello Biafra. He left because he wanted to pursue a career in architecture, and was replaced by D.H. Peligro.
He is now married and is living in San Francisco working as an architect.
3) TED (all Caps) is the name of the collective of individuals who recorded a 9 track EP in 1 hour.