Social Media Journalists, social media users ridicule AOL and Yahoo merger, called Oath The Verizon-owned company will launch this summer, and the name was chosen to ‘connect all the brands,’ AOL’s chief says. By Beki Winchel@bekiwekiApril 5, 2017 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content “Verizon’s long-promised Yahoo acquisition has a name. And it, for some reason, is Oath,” Techcrunch reported. On Monday, Tim Armstrong, AOL’s chief executive, announced in a tweet: Billion+ Consumers, 20+ Brands, Unstoppable Team. #TakeTheOath. Summer 2017. pic.twitter.com/tM3Ac1Wi36 — Tim Armstrong (@timarmstrongaol) April 3, 2017 Additional information for the upcoming company is being kept under wraps. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.