Yahoo Shuts Down A Handful Of Products

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Yahoo announced today that it is shutting down a number of its products as part of its efforts to make sure its products "are still central to your daily habits".

The company is killing Upcoming, Yahoo Deals, Yahoo SMS Alerts, Yahoo Kids, Yahoo Mail and Messenger for feature phone (J2ME) apps and older versions of Yahoo Mail. Upcoming, Deals, SMS Alerts, Kids, and the feature phone apps will be closed on April 30.

Yahoo is offering a way to download any events you may have upoladed.

Yahoo provides details for saving coupons from Yahoo Deals here.

"If you’ve been receiving SMS alerts, we encourage you to stay-up-date on all the latest with our mobile apps including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! Sports, or Yahoo! Finance," says Yahoo's Jay Rossiter. "If you’ve been receiving horoscope alerts, you can check your horoscope on Alternatively, you can go to and select to receive your alerts via email or Yahoo! Messenger."

Regarding Yahoo Kids (formerly Yahooligans), he says, "Our youngest users still have plenty of opportunities to engage with Yahoo! content and products. For example, users who are under 13 can register for a Yahoo! ID through our Family Accounts program, connect with family and friends through Yahoo! Mail and Messenger, and check out upcoming family friendly films on Yahoo! Movies."

Yahoo will continue to support Mail and Messenger on feature phones via the mobile web. Obviously those using old versions of Yahoo Mail are encouraged to upgrade to the new one. The old versions will stop working the week of June 3.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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