The Internet Explorer team at Microsoft held a "Ask Me Anything" chat on Reddit earlier today, and revealed that the company did have a debate at one point on rebranding the web browser.
In fact one of the first questions from the Reddit community to the IE team was if they had considered renaming or rebranding IE. At first, the question got a humorous answer: "We briefly considered Ultron, but the lawyers said no." Later the chat got a more serious response.
"It's been suggested internally; I remember a particularly long email thread where numerous people were passionately debating it. Plenty of ideas get kicked around about how we can separate ourselves from negative perceptions that no longer reflect our product today."
Obviously, Microsoft decided to stick with IE as the name of the browser, and in fact has made fun of the fact that earlier versions of the software were not well loved by the public.
Another Reddit member also asked if the IE team would use UserVoice as a way to obtain feedback from the public for future versions of the browser. The answer? "Good news coming! Stay tuned." That would seem to confirm that Microsoft will be adding IE to its list of software and services that access the UserVoice service, such as Xbox Music, the Xbox console, and soon the Lumia app beta labs. What do you think of Microsoft's efforts to improve Internet Explorer?