It’s truly the end of an era with Yahoo being officially over. Its beleaguered CEO Ex-Googler Marissa Mayer has left the company with a $55 million severance package and the new owners Verizon have decided to do away with the name Yahoo. Yahoo has been renamed ‘Altaba’, and the internet has some strong reactions on the oddball name.
1. Because Altaba also happens to be a prescription drug.
Do not take Altaba if you have a heart condition. Side effects may include vertigo and difficulty urinating. Tell your doctor immediately if
— mat honan (@mat) January 9, 2017
2. Are we sure it’s Verizon and not Alibaba that’s bought the company?
3. Verizon’s paid for $4.83 Billion for Yahoo’s core business.
Altaba is Arabic for "set money on fire."
— Rudolf E. Havenstein (@RudyHavenstein) January 10, 2017
Altaba: The part of Yahoo that's not being sold to Verizon
Yahoo will continue to remain Yahoo
And we all will continue to remain elsewhere
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 10, 2017
5. …but Google is worth $495 billion.
— Christian Carmichael (@surfperch) January 10, 2017
love how the name 'Altaba' just rolls off your tongue, if your tongue was first dipped in a scorching hot grande caramel macchiato
— Mark Constantine (@vexmark) January 9, 2017
7. Remember the millions of compromised emails?
Yahoo is changing its name to Altaba, which will hopefully throw hackers off the scent for a while.
— Mark Milian (@markmilian) January 9, 2017
8. It really was that simple
— Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) January 10, 2017
9. More ouch.
Yahoo! is being renamed "Altaba" in a symbolic gesture that signals they will continue to make horrific branding decisions.
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) January 10, 2017
10. It just doesn’t end, unlike Yahoo.
"Ask your doctor if Altaba is right for you. Side effects include inability to stop laughing at silly coined corporate renames"
— Stuart Elliott (@stuartenyt) January 9, 2017