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Yahoo planning to kill off 6 apps this month

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Yahoo planning to kill off 6 apps this month
One of Marissa Mayer's main aims when taking over as CEO of Yahoo has been to bring focus to the company. That aim has led to a number of different actions from layoffs to killing off products and services that weren't deemed necessary. Now, Yahoo has announced 6 more apps that are on the chopping block this month.

Yahoo had said that its ultimate goal was to cut down its array of apps by 80%, meaning a drop from around 70 mobile apps to around 15 or so. This round of cuts is set to kill off Upcoming, Yahoo Deals, Yahoo Kids, Yahoo SMS Alerts, as well as feature phone apps Yahoo Mail, and Yahoo Messages. Each of these will be seeing its last day on April 30th. 

Additionally, as of June 3, 2013, older versions of Yahoo Mail (including Yahoo Mail Classic) will no longer be available, and users will have to upgrade to the new Yahoo Mail. 

source: Yahoo via Engadget

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posted on 21 Apr 2013, 15:11 3

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hell Yea.......!!!

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 16:00 2

2. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Are they killing the whole company..?

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 21:48

6. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

i heard last time they hired iCEO for yahoo.....

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:14

3. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

She's a dumbass.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:28 2

4. Knicknevin (Posts: 151; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

This is a very good step for Yahoo. remove the legacy and abandoned products and refocus their efforts on forward. They will likely be combining the apps whose products have some overlap. These are things that have been needed for some time.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:46

5. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

long as they dont delete my yahoo rare ids lol those are worth Real money, then i dont care what she does. :)

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 01:10

7. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

A long long time ago, Microsoft was about to buy yahoo but did not materialize. Now i guess they are broke. Anyways, it seem this new CEO has something up her sleeve. We'll see.. :)

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