"It was almost a year ago that I received a tip that Microsoft was considering three new names for its Live Search engine. Those three were “Hook,” “Bing,” and “Kumo.” After the LiveSide.Net sleuths discovered that Microsoft had taken control of the Kumo domains, it seemed almost certain that Kumo was going to be the new name.
But now I’m not quite so sure. According to a “Who Is” search,
Microsoft is now listed as the registrar of the “Bing.com” and “Bing.net” domains."
I never liked any of these names - but was suprised many people seemed to like Kumo
but now it looks like they might change it to ..bing...
sheesh - who leaks these things this way
What i picture for each:
Bing: Badda Boom Badda Bing - the Italian Search engine. The Bing Crosby Search engine
Kumo: Take off the kumono - Sumo wrestler
Hook: hook line and sinker / captain hook
i have no reco - except windows.com - with a search box in the middle
which name do you hope wins? any of them?