Verizon Communications ( VZ) on Tuesday announced that it completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! ( YHOO) , and that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer resigned.
She will receive a $23 million severance package, according to an earlier company filing.
Yahoo!, which agreed to sell its business to Verizon last year for $4.5 billion, and AOL will form a new digital media company under Verizon called Oath.
"Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business to create a new subsidiary, Oath, a diverse house of more than 50 media and technology brands that engages more than a billion people around the world," Verizon said.
The Oath portfolio will include publishers such as HuffPost, Yahoo Sports, AOL.com, MAKERS, Tumblr, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Mail.
Former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong will now take the reigns as CEO of Oath. Armstrong has been leading the integration between the two companies since the transaction was announced.
"We're building the future of brands using powerful technology, trusted content and differentiated data. We have dominating consumer brands in news, sports, finance, tech, and entertainment and lifestyle coupled with our market leading advertising technology platforms," Armstrong said.
"Now that the deal is closed, we are excited to set our focus on being the best company for consumer media, and the best partner to our advertising, content and publisher partners," he added.
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Respect the stock charts: Don't feel too relieved by volatile tech name Nvidia (NVDA) finishing in the green on Monday after a violent selloff.
Nvidia underwent a "key reversal" on Friday that could send the stock plunging another 36%, BMO technical analyst Russ Visch said in a new note. Visch points out that normally, these pullbacks tend to lead to the stock falling back to its 200-day moving average. In the case of Nvidia, the 200-day moving average is $96.70, or $36% below Monday's closing price of $149.97. "Considerable downside risk exists here," said Visch.
On Friday, shares of Nvidia were off to another big rally, hitting new all-time highs of $168.50 following an analyst pontificating the stock could surge to $300. But the party abruptly ended Friday afternoon and continued into most of Monday's trading session. The reversal in one of the hottest tech stocks around spooked the market, pressuring shares of other high-flyers in the space such as Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) .
Apple and innovation: The reality of the here and now is that the public and would-be buyers of Apple's stock harbor greater doubts about Apple's ability to innovate than in many years, reports TheStreet. Apple did nothing to quiet those concerns by introducing its new voice activated speaker, sources explained to TheStreet.
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