According to several reports Microsoft is expected to rebrand and relaunch its Windows Live Search, to Kumo.com early next year.
However the report went on to say that very few people in the company are privy to name of the new brand and it could still change.
Kumo.com maybe seen as Microsoft venture into search rather than buying Yahoo.
Microsoft confirmed Thursday that it hired Yahoo search executive Sean Suchter to be general manager of Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Search Technology Center “working on Live Search.”
Kumo, a Japanese word that means “cloud” or “spider”.