Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

quote [ The troubled internet giant announced in a public filing on Monday that it will change its name to Altaba following the $4.8 billion sale of its core business to telecom titan Verizon, marking the end of one of the most famous brand names in Silicon Valley history.

Yahoo didn't provide an explanation for what “Altaba” means or why it was selected as the new name of the company. But it’s worth noting that the name is phonetically similar to “Alibaba,” the name of the Chinese internet giant that is part-owned by Yahoo. ]

In other Verizon news, they're purging their 'Unlimited' users that use 200gb+ a month.
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[by HP Lovekraftwerk@4:08amGMT]

Comments

cakkafracle said @ 4:20am GMT on 10th Jan
robotroadkill said @ 4:49am GMT on 10th Jan
How can anyone who is not specifically aiming for that goal use 200GB in a month? - on a phone especially I mean.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 5:35am GMT on 10th Jan [Score:2]
It would be pretty easy if you lived in a rural area and that was your only internet connection. Think about all the updates for your computer and apps along with the general casual use during the day, especially if you have Netflix.
arrowhen said @ 8:30am GMT on 10th Jan
Yeah, my girlfriend and I typically use at least 150GB a month on WoW, Netflix, and general browsing, with the odd torrent thrown in here and there. If you picture a family of four, each with their own devices, using the one phone with a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan as a wireless hotspot, it's not hard to see them going over 200GB.
lilmookieesquire said @ 4:58am GMT on 10th Jan
Like all decisions coming out of Yahoo! since 2000, "Altaba" is fucking horrible.

I figured something was up when someone else moved into a few of their buildings.
Kat said @ 6:11am GMT on 10th Jan [Score:2]
Alt+tab -> A

Always on top?
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 7:04am GMT on 10th Jan
If the internet is about anything, it's about there being a variety of positions and locations, isn't it?
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:05pm GMT on 10th Jan
No. The internet is about cat videos.
cb361 said @ 5:21pm GMT on 10th Jan
And porn.

Cat porn.
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:41pm GMT on 10th Jan
Must resist...urge...to search for cat porn...
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 6:03pm GMT on 10th Jan
Furaffinity?
maximumtodd said @ 10:58pm GMT on 10th Jan
midden said @ 6:22am GMT on 10th Jan
Altaba sounds ridiculous now, but I felt the same way when Bell Atlantic changed its name to Verizon. "'Verizon'? What the hell kind of stupid attempt at neologism is that shit?" Now, I take it for granted.
hellboy said @ 10:42am GMT on 10th Jan
It probably won't be around long enough for you to get used to it.
cb361 said @ 11:40am GMT on 10th Jan
They've got more than 30 billion dollars of investment, but I don't suppose we'll hear from them.
hellboy said @ 7:46pm GMT on 10th Jan
I have faith in their ability to squander that.
foobar said @ 6:58am GMT on 10th Jan [Score:2]
I can't believe it held on this long.
damnit said @ 8:06am GMT on 10th Jan
Altaba Delete
cb361 said @ 9:50am GMT on 10th Jan
I've been cb361@yahoo.com for eighteen years, and I'm too old to change now. I guess it's time to climb aboard the next iceberg and float out into the ocean, rather than accept senility, physical degradation and being a burden to the new Altaba generation...
hellboy said @ 11:11am GMT on 10th Jan
Good as in good riddance. I've been wondering why Yahoo was still in business for over ten years now. Their search sucked, their email sucked, and their web services sucked. And let's not even talk about their security. They've been coasting on legacy customers like they're AOL-back-from-Hell (figures, as Verizon bought them too) and pretty much every decision they've made has been the wrong one.
mechavolt said @ 11:34am GMT on 10th Jan
You're absolutely correct. Now I need to get a new e-mail address for my mom.
hellboy said @ 7:45pm GMT on 10th Jan
Yeah, I'm probably going to need a new disposable account soon.
microbio said @ 6:28pm GMT on 10th Jan
Yahoo Answers?
Yahoo Groups?

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