back to article Verizon utters solemn Oath: Yahoo! will remain Yahoo!

After a brief social media flurry, Yahoo! has spiked speculation that it's about to lose its name. The errors started with Business Insider, where “there's going to be a new name after the acquisition” speculation was given wings by a perhaps-badly-timed Tweet from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong launching a brand called "Oath:" to …

  1. fidodogbreath Silver badge


    Why? do? companies? include? annoying? punctuation? in? their? names?

    PS: Oath: is: a: lousy: name: for: an: ad: snooper:

    1. Captain DaFt

      Re: Ya-who?

      "PS: Oath: is: a: lousy: name: for: an: ad: snooper:"

      They were going to call it what users normally called Yahoo! and AOL, but compromised on OATH: because SHIT! was considered to edgy for the market. ☺

  2. Pomgolian


    ...bumbling incompetent oath came up with that? I'll swear nothing good will come of it.

    1. MrDamage

      Re: What...

      'Ken Oath was the man responsible.

  3. Your alien overlord - fear me

    It'll be a new internet protocol (like http:) but for shit websites.

  4. imanidiot Silver badge


    How does any board ever approve of such a shit name?

    And more importantly how the flux is Yahoo! still a thing? It's a brand that deserves to be taken out behind the shed and shot. Repeatedly. At close range. With a large bore shotgun. Using deer slugs. After receiving a damn good beating with a baseball bat.

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: How?

      Yahoo still needs to be a thing as otherwise they've spent 4 billion dollars on a bunch of e-mail accounts, mostly spam traps and inactive.

  5. Robert Carnegie Silver badge


    about OAuth? Name already taken.

    Or indeed what about Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)? (thank you Wikipedia)

    Maybe U-Turn?

    (Well, that's taken by "U-Turn Vending Machines", amongst others)

  6. Anonymous Coward

    "Oath:" is to Yahoo! as Alphabet is to Google,

    Ah a tax fiddle then.

  7. lglethal Silver badge

    Very appropriate name...

    ... as anyone who has had to deal with verizon or Yahoo is sure to have muttered the words

    "F&CKIN' OATH!!!!"

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