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The "will they, won't they?" Microsoft-Yahoo! cliffhanger has had the IT world on tenterhooks for a couple of weeks now, and planet Earth has temporarily stopped spinning on its axis in anticipation of the outcome of the marriage proposal from Redmond to the company! which! saved! the! exclamation! mark! from! extinction! Of …

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YahSoft

Sounds like an insult from a Pirate.

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Gates Halo

Another possibility

Considering Microsoft's liking for abbreiviations (e.g. MSN) how about MY! (Microsoft - Yahoo!)

Saint Bill for "saving" Yahoo!

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Coat

You've forgot about...

Rupert Murdoch, What about 'Murdhoo'?

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Black Helicopters

Actually ....

... following past trends it's going to be like this:

On acquisition:

"We'll maintain the strong brand that Yahoo! has to offer"

3 months later, some Y! specific features start popping up on MSLive

6 months later:

"The Yahoo! brand doesn't really fit the strategy Microsoft Live is pursuing"

More Y! features get bastardized into Live

9 months to 1 year later:

"We've decided to discontinue the Yahoo! brand because it offers no significantly increased value over our Live! brand"

Final features get hacked into Live, the Y! domain gets redirected - extend, embrace, exterminate ....

I can see dark-colored helicopters approac...

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Coat

Other

Microsoft!

Because the bang is the best thing about Yahoo!.

IGMC

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Anonymous Coward

Fixed...

Aw... they have fixed the multiple voting in polls bug... Can't cheat anymore...

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Coat

Mi-go?

Those options sound like names of creatures from Lovecraft's works.

Very appropriate, if you ask me...

Anon, because i want to rest in peace, if there be any rest in the universe...

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Sam

Answer

How about "Lhoosers!!!!" ?

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Microhoo

Because it sounds right - Like someone's crying - which they probably are.

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Gates Horns

Tell Me When...?

When do we find out? Can we keep an eye on the results in the meantime? (It's a slow day at work, can you tell?).

Somebody on the train the other day was talking loudly about this, only their information was way out of date [from Metro, probably] ... and I thought "G*d! Just Drop! The! Mahoo!" (then wallowed privately in my sudden sense of feeling old).

Nice to see it as an option :)

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Coat

Slogan

"Microsoft - the massive company run by a bunch of Yahoos"

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Anonymous Coward

Well..

I prefer the tried 'n' tested strategy boutique anagram naming approach, which gives us...

...Osmotic Hoof Ray!

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Gates Halo

Personally!

I'm! Hoping! That! The! Merger! Goes! Ahead! Because! I'm! Looking! Forward! To! Reg! Staff! Having! To! Put! Exclamation! Marks! On! Every! Microsoft! Story! !!

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Yamicrosofthoo!

I was hoping for that choice, because it sounds more like an insult.

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What about

Microsoft Web Site Portal and Search - Premium Home Edition

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Gates Horns

Going Global?

If it's anything like the Alcatel Lucent take over it will be :-

1,$s/Yahoo\!/Microsoft/g

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Gates Halo

Y!crosoft...

...would get my vote.

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Joke

To misquote an old joke,...

... Knock, knock!

Who's there?

Microhoo!

<shrugs> That's show business! <slams door in their faces>

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Coat

MiYahoo?

MiYahee?

MiYahoo-hoo!!

Methinks there is another another dodgy you tube esque video coming

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Alert

I want to vote <Wibble!>

Mostly I just like to say <wibble!>, but then I'm like that.

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Linux

another

I personally think Microshaft is the best option...

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Coat

Maybe they should really mix it up......

How about:

'Micro Oaf Shy Too' or 'Shot Cia From Yoo' or my fave, 'Farty Coo Ish Moo'

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Stop

Er...

This isn't a merger, it's a takeover. The resulting company would be called "Microsoft". But if that's the case I think we should pay homage to Yahoo! by forever referring to the new outfit as "Microsoft!"

Long live exclamation marks!

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Coat

How about

More Bollocks from Microsoft? MBM?

May not be catchy... Just honest!

I'll get me coat. P.

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Linux

How about Ubunthoo!

Mark Shuttleworth must have some spare cash lying around..?

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How about this

Sh!te

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M$ + Yahoo!

How about just

$!

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Gates Halo

Pastafarians unite

Mihoo! sounds like a type of noodle...hmmm is this a match endorsed by His Noodly Appendages?

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don't forget Live

Microsoft Yahoo Live! services for the Web Online Edition 2009 Premium

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Pirate

Microsoft!

...simple as that, the Why?crosoft! is also appealing.

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Gates Horns

Yacrosoft!

'Cause it sounds like you're yakking up every time you say it...

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M

Hmm I just think they will only add one thing....

...."Microsoft!"

Oh the WOW! Start! Here! Yippee!

Oh! That! Sure! Will! Start! The! Chair! Throwing! Game!

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Linux

Ooo-wee!

... as Burma Jones would have said.

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Linux

How about

"oh shit we are all doomed"

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Coat

Microhooooooo$oft! Live.NET 2008 SP5

I've taken it too far haven't I?

Coat, please!

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Go

Microhoo

Looks like this one is winning so far. A squllion quid and/or a big legal battle to whoever snaps up Microhoo.com first, then

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Happy

Mihoo !!

that is the tibetean name for what westerners call the 'terrible snowman !'

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IT Angle

Glad my choice is winning

I like the "MicroHoo!" option because it helps us move towards the day when we can say "Micro Who?" out loud.

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Anonymous Coward

Moo!!!

The reader should decide if this is a reference to cowed customers / analysts, bovine waste product or even setting up Gateway as a future takeover target

-MLF

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Happy

@Waggers, microhoo.com

Seems somebody went there already. And they seem to be ready for the legal implications, with the logo and stuff. If they're US based they could probably call it parody, but UK has different rules, right? :-)

Regards,

Peter

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Paris Hilton

Let me see...

yoohoogoogle! (Are you there?)

MSY (Why? 'cause I gotta!)

Yahoo! (when MS realizes that fish bite back)

Mahoo! (We all owe it to mum)

MSX! (Anyone remember this?)

Miycarhoosooft! (just an idea)

Yamaicansoft (peace)

Nevergonnahappen! (Yahoo!'s answer)

Linux! (Shit happens, Microsoft)

Fubar! (one month after takeover)

Layoff! (two months after takeover)

Leftover! (three months after takeover)

Scraps! (any bid!)

PH! (Any excuse!)

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None of the above

The moneypit, formerly known as Yahoo!

MSN 2.0

My Internet

Portal de Vista

Microsoft South (Microsoft North being Redmond)

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Gates Horns

MiiHoo!

I'm more fond of MiiHoo!

It reminds me of a certain game console that *might* somehow runs Yahoo!...

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How about:

Yahshit.

Which really isn't a change, is it?

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Pirate

Anagrams

"I comfort yahoos"

"Rot – ooh, my fiasco!"

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Off topic, as always

In order to understand this Microsoft/Yahoo thing I think one schould look at the state "off balls" within Microsoft.

Bill is gone, he newer become the "great innovator" in IT. Well there was this "Newton" or something. Something about inventing the computer or something like that.

Bill has a bright future of becoming the number god sellsman for Windows bundling Windows with his fundation for bundling Windows with that fundation.

A sort of swapp this for that and lets all be merry.

Ballmer. however, has a problem, the balls are there, king size, I bet, perhaps.

But then there is that problem with all those billions of dollars under the madrass attracting the attention of shareholders who have been looking at the "figures" and rightly, demand some of that as a compensation for the hardship of beeing a Microsoft shareholder.

So, dear Ballmer, has to do something. I am sure he has not got the faintest idea about what to do with Yahoo. But then, what are the alternatives, really.

And having signed the biggest IT deal in the history of IT is really something for the Ballmers.

Microsoft / Yachoo, best version so far is Yahvool.

(or something close, check theinquirer.net)

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Coat

Well...

One can only hope for "Microsoft!". I'd always wanted to see that company end with a bang...

Yes indeed sir, that looks exactly like my coat, thank y<thud>

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Joke

For perfect slogans...

Offered with all sincerity by spokesperson: "MicroHoo cares!"

More helpful during 'downtimes': "YahSoft? Get BluePill 2.0!"

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Paris Hilton

MiHooHoo!

Paris, because that's all she's interested in.

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Coat

ER....

Why not "MicroHoo?" because nobody has a decent name for the godawful unpronounceable thing.

The diving suit please, it's getting pretty deep around here.

Late Night Larry

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