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So what would you call a merged Microsoft/Yahoo?
Shall we play the name game?
grelmar




msg:3565602
 7:25 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'll start with:

MicroHoo

Which is apropriate, with the spread of online apps and decent cross-platform desktop apps, the OS you choose will become irrelevant (eventually, might take a decade or so), and with Microsoft's and Yahoo's recenet track record of success *ahem* online, in ten years or so, the younguns' will be saying:

"Micro-who?"

 

Habtom




msg:3565603
 7:27 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mahoo

Habtom




msg:3565604
 7:38 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Bill and Yang Foundation :)

vincevincevince




msg:3565605
 7:38 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't think a merger is on the table. This is a hostile buy-out.

Think: MSN Yahoo!, Yahoo Live, etc.

Domains will be unchanged; expect the biggest winner here to be Yahoo.

Either way, this is not about merging and consolidation, it is a crude game of retaining traffic. Microsoft has constant streams of new user traffic but can't keep it, Yahoo! can keep new user traffic but they're not able to attract it.

Every new PC, every new download of MSIE, every default installation of MSN Messenger, etc. results in a browser homepage set to Microsoft's MSN service. That's massive and is where they get almost all their traffic.

Users get quickly frustrated and change their homepage to Yahoo or Google, depending on which they think of first.

Now imagine if MSN was a half-reasonable service with a reputable brand name, such as Yahoo. They could keep many of those default homepages. All the practically-stolen traffic might actually pay off in terms of producing serious userbase growth on the Yahoo! side.

mack




msg:3565611
 8:17 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yasoft

Vishal




msg:3565622
 8:30 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

One don't always need to change/create a name while acquiring a company or setting up a new division. Especially in case like Yahoo, I believe maybe one of the biggest mistake a company can make is to change Yahoo's identity or name in any way. A change of name can in turn change many loyalties too, and that is the last thing MSN would want.

phranque




msg:3565666
 10:13 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

livehoo

named for a couple of classic rock performers carrying on after the rhythm section has snuffed it.

King_Fisher




msg:3565667
 10:13 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Whatever you call it, I welcome it! Maybe Google will finally get some stiff competition. Gates & Co. have the money to make this go if all the stars stay in alignment...KF

surrealillusions




msg:3565689
 11:07 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Whatever they call it, its still going to be rubbish...probably :P ;)

I dont like yahoo or microsoft..but i wouldn't mind been one of yahoo's directors and getting a few billion $$$ in the bank..

:)

vivalasvegas




msg:3565726
 1:02 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yaami

balam




msg:3565886
 4:10 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

livehoo
named for a couple of classic rock performers carrying on after the rhythm section has snuffed it.

LOL!

A Microsoft/Yahoo! merger = woo. (Including the period!)

HelenDev




msg:3565918
 4:38 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

MyYakroHooSoft?

MyYak! for short?

Receptional Andy




msg:3565928
 4:49 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Just for the record, the BBC are using the word 'Microhoo' on their technology homepage [news.bbc.co.uk]: 'Microhoo vs Google' (in a link to a story, not in an actual story itself) :)

LifeinAsia




msg:3565937
 4:59 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

So the employees would then be called Microhooligans?

Jane_Doe




msg:3565945
 5:10 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yikes!crosoft.

Lilliabeth




msg:3565953
 5:15 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

M$ Y!
edit_g




msg:3566263
 11:22 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Clusterf.... Never mind.

zoncept




msg:3566294
 12:27 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

! MY $

MWBeech




msg:3566295
 12:31 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

$!

phranque




msg:3566324
 1:00 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

mu [en.wikipedia.org]hoo!

King_Fisher




msg:3566497
 8:16 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yami
Miya
Yahmir
Miryah

The only place these would work is Japan!...KF :o)

Old_Honky




msg:3566548
 10:28 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think the new company will be called "Microsoft".

phranque




msg:3566648
 12:45 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

as do we all, but that would have been a boring name game...

sem4u




msg:3566650
 12:51 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

BillHoo

Receptional Andy




msg:3566676
 1:27 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Microhoogle :P

jomaxx




msg:3566918
 5:59 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I expect them to go from "Microsoft" to "Microsoft!".

youfoundjake




msg:3566926
 6:11 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Foo?

LifeinAsia




msg:3566930
 6:20 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google, Jr.

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 6:22 pm (utc) on Feb. 5, 2008]

grelmar




msg:3567023
 7:41 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I expect them to go from "Microsoft" to "Microsoft!"

I think you mean going from Microsoft to Microsoft

jatar_k




msg:3567036
 7:53 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

just call it

Moo

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