3 Mar 2013

Yahoo Shutting Down 7 Products including BlackBerry App

By Mohammed Anzil at Social media today:
Yahoo Inc announced on Friday that they are going to shutdown their 7 products. The company going to shutdown it’s BlackBerry app, Avatars, Clues, app search, Sports IQ, Message Boards, and its Updates API next month. On April 1 first six products will be shutdown.

Here is what Yahoo says “Ultimately, we’re making these changes in an effort to sharpen our focus. By continuing to hone in on our core products and experiences, we’ll be able to make our existing products the very best they can be”.

The products to shutdown

Yahoo! Avatars Effective April 1, 2013, we will no longer support Yahoo! Avatars across our properties. If you like your existing avatar and want to keep it, please go to the Avatars download page, pick a picture size and format, and click the appropriate download button. Similarly, if you want to edit your avatar, you can download the image and then use a photo editing service of your preference. If you want to continue using your avatar with our products, go toYahoo! Profile and upload the avatar you downloaded. For more details, please click here. Additionally effective April 1, we will no longer support the Avatars YQL table.

Yahoo! app for BlackBerry Effective April 1, 2013, the Yahoo! app for BlackBerry will no longer be available for download. For those of you who have already downloaded the app, you can continue to use it but it will no longer be actively supported.

Yahoo! Clues (beta) Effective April 1, 2013, Yahoo! Clues (beta) will shut down.

Yahoo! App Search Effective April 1, 2013, Yahoo! App Search will shut down.

Yahoo! Sports IQ Effective April 1, 2013, Yahoo! Sports IQ will shut down. Your final lifetime Sports IQ score and rank will be automatically transferred to and preserved within your Yahoo! Fantasy Profile.

Yahoo! Message Boards website Effective April 1, 2013, the Yahoo! Message Boards website will shut down. Our message boards on individual properties (like Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Fantasy Sports) will remain active. We also encourage you to ask and answer questions on Yahoo! Answers, and discuss issues in the comments section on Yahoo! News.

Yahoo! Updates API
As of April 16, 2013, we will no longer support the Yahoo! Updates API.

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