Verizon is kicking the Yahoo! and AOL names to the curb

Well, it seems that Verizon is sick of both AOL and Yahoo! as it finalizes the purchase of Yahoo! Thanks to security breachs of gargantuan proportions, Yahoo has lost a ton of value — and the company was struggling even when Verizon announced its intentions to buy the former internet juggernaut. Part of the value lost is in the Yahoo brand, which Verizon apparently considers toxic at this point. To that end, Verizon is changing the name of the combined Yahoo and AOL company. Business Insider first reoprted that”Oath” will be the new name of the company. Minutes after we Click Here to Read more

Report: AOL and Yahoo! in merger talks

AOL and Yahoo, fallen giants of the first age of the internet, are reportedly discussing a merger. The news comes after Yahoo axed chief executive Carol Bartz earlier this week. AOL’s chief executive Tim Armstrong has approached Yahoo’s advisers to gauge its interest in combining the companies, Bloomberg reported. Armstrong has reportedly approached investment bankers from Allen & Co. who are working with Yahoo. Yahoo announced this week that it was conducting “a comprehensive strategic review” after the decision to fire Bartz. She had been brought in to turn the company around but, while she cut costs by firing staff, she failed Click Here to Read more