What's the deal with Yahoo changing its name to Altaba?

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The company formally known as Yahoo is becoming Altaba. But the Yahoo branding you're familiar with will stick around and become part of Verizon.

Let's unknot this pretzel.

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News broke late Monday that once Yahoo is officially acquired by Verizon, the company will change its name to Altaba. That works because the company that remains will be a husk, stripped of its primary assets. 

Think of it this way: Years ago, someone planted a seed and called it "Yahoo Inc." It grew into a big ol' tree with some fruit hanging off of it. Verizon comes along with a basket and says, "Hey, I want to buy that fruit." Read more...

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