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Breaking the oath: Verizon's subsidiary will become Verizon Media Group in 2019

Oath will become Verizon Media Group in January 2019
Oath will become Verizon Media Group in January 2019
Less than two years since it launched the Oath subsidiary, Verizon has decided to rebrand it as Verizon Media Group. This change will become effective on January 8, which also happens to be the day when next year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will open its gates for the public (after two days of media-only events).

Last week, Verizon disclosed a US$4.6 billion write-down in the value of Oath. Now — less than two years since the creation of the Oath brand — the wireless giant has unveiled the decision to rename its unit that combines AOL and Yahoo assets into Verizon Media Group.

According to the official press release, the replacement of the Oath brand represents the company's "strong alignment as a core pillar of Verizon's business." The change will come into effect on January 8, 2019. Remains to see what new hardware products and services will be shown by Verizon Media Group at CES 2019, because the aforementioned date is also the day when next year's trade show in Las Vegas opens its gates for the general public.

Verizon made many changes to various Oath-related products, including the launch of the Yahoo app, new Yahoo Mail features and the Yahoo Mail app for iOS 12, the recent no-porn Tumblr policy changes, and much more. 

Is Verizon on the right path or not? Would you rather keep Oath or go with the straightforward Verizon Media Group name? After all those breaches, maybe they should have decided to rename Yahoo instead.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-12-19 (Update: 2018-12-19)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.