Yahoo has been shutting down a lot of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. It even closed the famous Yahoo Directory that put the company on the map.
Yahoo just announced its next round of shut-downs.
“In 2014, we invested in our strengths – search, communications, and digital content,” the company says. “To do this, we’ve sunset more than 60 products and services over the past two years, allowing us to focus on the offerings that matter most to our users. With more people focused on our core services, we’re seeing those investments pay off with better, richer user experiences that align with Yahoo’s vision.”
First off, the company will shutter some market-specific media properties.
“This month and in Q1 2015, we will be closing some of our regional, genre-specific media sites and automatically redirecting users in these markets to the Yahoo homepage,” Yahoo says. “The infinite news stream on the Yahoo homepage will feature relevant local and global content from Yahoo editorial and our regional content providers.”
As of today, Yahoo has consolidated its regional homepages in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile, and redirected them to the Yahoo en Español homepage. Soon it will close Yahoo News, Yahoo Lifestyle, Yahoo Movies and Yahoo Celebrity in these countries, redirected them to the Yahoo en Español homepage.
On December 22, it will close the regional Yahoo News and Celebrity properties in Greece, Romania, and South Africa, redirecting them to the Yahoo homepage, which has been updated for the regions. This month it will also close all genre-specific media sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, including Yahoo News, Yahoo SHE, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo OMG, and Yahoo Entertainment. Users will be redirected to the Yahoo homepage for the market.
Yahoo is also shutting down Maktoob Forums, Profile.Yahoo.com, Yahoo Classic Games, Alerts.Yahoo.com, and Open Cascade. More details on all of that here.
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