Yahoo planning to kill off 6 apps this month

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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7 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

2. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Are they killing the whole company..?

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

3. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

She's a dumbass.

4. Knicknevin

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

5. bobolicious

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

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

7. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 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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