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Your Company's Called What?

Heading to Mobile World Congress? Still trying to decide which companies to meet? In need of some light relief from your schedule-building?

Well, we've got a new game to play at this year's show: Who's got the most laughable company name?

The clear leader currently is Dat-uh.

Really.

It's business is industrial IoT, an incredibly important topic as Light Reading has noted. But dat's not a name that reflects the importance of those developments… (See Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany and US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT .)

And then there's Appy Pie. All that name has done is make me hungry (and not for more information about this DIY app builder platform).

Tongyu Communications is a perennial classic at MWC -- I have had my picture taken more than once in front of its stand.

So Lick Me
It's a name that sticks out...
It's a name that sticks out...

As for SlashMobility… well, the potential for stifled giggles will depend on whether you are British.

Any more? Please share on the message boards below. And here's a few that some idiot prepared earlier: Top 20 Terrible Company Names.

— Ray Le Maistre, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profile, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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kq4ym 2/23/2016 | 4:01:00 PM
Re: Also, this One would wonder if there's any research done when folks come up with those names? There are actually agencies that specialize in coming up with notable company names and why the odd ones rise to birth is a mystery.
Joe Stanganelli 2/23/2016 | 11:48:47 AM
Re: Also, this @Mitch: You don't remember Flooz.com?
Joe Stanganelli 2/22/2016 | 8:17:41 PM
Re: What's in a name? I would read that book.  I bet it's way better than, say, Great Expectations.
Mitch Wagner 2/22/2016 | 11:50:59 AM
Re: Also, this "Google" and "Yahoo" won that competition years ago. 
Mitch Wagner 2/22/2016 | 11:50:11 AM
Re: What's in a name? Link
Joe Stanganelli 2/21/2016 | 11:32:27 AM
What's in a name? Of course, if you think about it, "IBM" is a pretty snicker-worthy name.
Joe Stanganelli 2/20/2016 | 9:30:08 PM
Re: Also, this Reminds me of allanalytics.com ... I'm always afraid of hitting "Enter" too soon when typing the URL and having embarrassing search results pop up.
jbtombes 2/19/2016 | 5:29:21 PM
Re: Also, this Speaking of analyzing technology, or being anal about these names, I think i'd pay for regression analysis: Silly Name Quotient against Overvalued Stocks or some other Bubble Factor.
Mitch Wagner 2/19/2016 | 1:37:55 PM
Also, this
Mitch Wagner 2/19/2016 | 12:54:50 PM
Re: Quuppa If Google has served me right on what "slash" means in the UK, then it sounds like the name of a company that would provide aftermarket products for the Quupa coffee app. 

Or Slash could be a fan club for Saul Hudson.
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