Yahoo buys one app, plans to kill 80% of its existing mobile apps
posted by Michael H. / Feb 12, 2013, 8:00 PM
Mayer said today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that while there are currently somewhere between 60 and 70 apps coming from Yahoo, the company would cut that by 80%, and bring the final total down to around 12 to 15 core apps, which is still quite a number, but much more manageable. Of course, on the other side of things, Yahoo is continuing to acquire apps, which may or may not continue as standalone products, or be folded into existing Yahoo properties.
Today, Yahoo also announced that it had purchased Alike, a mobile location-based suggestion engine app similar to Foursquare. The Alike team said that it would no longer be supporting its Alike Nearby app since it would now be joining the Yahoo mobile team.
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Do not go to Yahoo for your news info...lol
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 9:41 PM 0
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I actually do. I have Yahoo as my home page. The different sections of the site is nice. I like the games blog, sports, tech news. So far having it as my homepage, the setup is the best for me. As far as the individual writers go....thats another story.....lol.
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 11:12 PM 0
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Yahoo is a joke. Adding a yahoo email address to a phone or tablet often fails, and their response is to use the app to get your email instead. Of course they want you to use an ad-filled app to get your information, so they get the ad revenue from it. Piece of junk.
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 7:16 AM 1
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