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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 7:27 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mahoo

Habtom

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 7:38 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Bill and Yang Foundation :)

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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.

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 8:17 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yasoft

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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.

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 1:02 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yaami

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 4:38 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

MyYakroHooSoft?

MyYak! for short?

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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) :)

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 4:59 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

So the employees would then be called Microhooligans?

Jane_Doe

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 5:10 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yikes!crosoft.

Lilliabeth

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 5:15 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

M$ Y!
edit_g

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 11:22 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Clusterf.... Never mind.

zoncept

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 12:27 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

! MY $

MWBeech

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 12:31 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

$!

phranque

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 1:00 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

mu [en.wikipedia.org]hoo!

King_Fisher

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 10:28 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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

phranque

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 12:45 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 12:51 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

BillHoo

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 1:27 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Microhoogle :P

jomaxx

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 5:59 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 6:11 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Foo?

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 6:20 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google, Jr.

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

grelmar

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 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

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Msg#: 3565600 posted 7:53 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

just call it

Moo

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