Verizon Rebranding AOL and Yahoo Under Oath Umbrella

April 4, 2017 9:08 am
(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Verizon’s announced Monday that it would be renaming its newly acquired brands AOL and Yahoo, under the banner of “Oath.”

And that name change had many in the tech community swearing oaths of their own.

Per The New York Times, Verizon is set to close its deal to buy Yahoo for $4.48 billion by the end of June. Brands AOL, Yahoo, and The Huffington Post will all be grouped under the Oath umbrella.

Those individual brands, however, will keep their original names under that banner.

The announcement of the name change was made by AOL head Tim Armstrong via Twitter, and was almost immediately panned by critics (see below).

Below, take a look at some reaction from the Twitterati to the new name.


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