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

    Ya-who?

    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
    Joke

    What...

    ...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
    Facepalm

    How?

    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

    What

    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
    Meh

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

    Ah a tax fiddle then.

  7. lglethal Silver badge
    Joke

    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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