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“Googorola” Triumphs in Snarky Nickname Poll Over $12.5B Bid

The results are in for AllThingsD’s survey of readers to determine the best (and snarkiest) moniker for the $12.5 billion Google bid for Motorola Mobility.

And the winner, by a huge amount, is Googorola, with 53.2 percent of more than 1,000 votes, with second place going to ScrewYouApple at 14.9 percent.

It was followed by: GooMo (6.7 percent); Gotorola (5.8 percent); MoGoo (4.9 percent); Motoroogle (4.6 percent); Motoogle (four percent); Moola (2.8 percent); YouTooMicrosoft (1.1 percent); MaBell (0.8 percent); AlsoNokia (0.6 percent); and NotSoMuchHP (0.6 percent).

Here’s a colorful chart to peruse:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus