The surprise name was announced Monday afternoon on Twitter by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, in what some thought was a late April Fools Joke."Billion Consumers, 20 Brands, Unstoppable Team. Yahoo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Oath would not be the first media company to take on a strange rebranding.We unite like-minded American singles & cater for all races, religions and ages.So whether you’re looking for single parent dating, Christian dating, gay dating, Asian dating – or simply long-lasting love– meet singles you want to be dating with Elite Singles.The site uses algorithms to find digital matches for its 7 million users based on their answers to questions about themselves.To give us some tips on Ok Cupid and how best to maintain an online dating profile, we reached out to experts Julie Spira and Laurie Davis.
But when Verizon closes its .8 billion purchase of Yahoo it'll put the two old, yet still popular internet brands under one new entity: Oath. Oath will house brands and be a subsidiary of Verizon."In the summer of 2017, you can bet we will be launching one of the most disruptive brand companies in digital," Armstrong said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY.
Last year Tribune Publishing Co., owners of the , changed its name to Tronc, much to the internet's delight.
As one would expect, the internet was equally perplexed with Verizon's naming announcement, with "Oath" quickly becoming a trending topic on Twitter and users flooding the site to share their thoughts on the new name.
But Armstrong reiterated in an appearance Tuesday morning on CNBC, that the AOL and Yahoo brands will remain.
So you want to be the next Virgil (Dante, Homer, Milton, Camões, Valmiki, whoever) and learn to write epic poetry? The way I see it, you have two options: you either need to crack open the Mahabharata, or you need to go on Yahoo! Thanks to a tweet from the Washington Post’s book critic Ron Charles, it has also been brought to our attention that “How do I write an epic poem?