Verizon merges: Yahoo + AOL = Oath

Verizon has announced a major rebranding of Yahoo following its billion-dollar acquisition of the tech company. Yahoo will merge with AOL to form a company known as Oath. Verizon, who took control of iconic sites like Yahoo search and mail, is possibly planning an Oath launch for summer 2017.

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Yahoo originally agreed to sell its internet operations to Verizon in July for $4.83 billion, but after it was revealed in September that a Russian hack breached 500 million user accounts back in 2014, the company scraped $350 million off its asking price.

Originally published at SocialUnderground.