Verizon is moving forward with a $4.8 billion £4 billion deal to acquire Yahoo, which will see Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer step down and the company rename itself to Altaba Inc.

The internet firm has sold its core digital service to Verizon, including its digital advertising, email, websites, mobile apps, and other media assets.

Verizon is expected to keep the Yahoo brand, though the US telecoms firm is re-examining the terms of the deal after Yahoo last year disclosed two data breaches.

The first of these breaches involved 500 million customer accounts, while the second involved more than a biliion, with Verizon not yet ruling out calling off the deal via Reuters .

A regulatory filing from Yahoo reveals that five Yahoo directors would also resign if and when the deal is finalised, while the remaining directors would oversee the new Altaba Inc firm.

Altaba would function as a holding company with a 15% stake in Chinese company Alibaba, and a 35.5% stake in Yahoo Japan.

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