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Yahoo Shuts Down Products That Nobody Was Really Using Anyway

Yahoo announced today on its corporate blog that it would shutter five products by the end of the month, and old versions of its mail service starting in June. Upcoming, Deals, SMS Alerts, Yahoo Kids and the feature phone versions of its Mail and Messenger apps are all now scheduled to die by April 30. Older versions of Yahoo Mail will begin to get the ax starting June 3, platforms EVP Jay Rossiter wrote in the blog post. He added that the company is “taking a hard look at all of our products to make sure they are still central to your daily habits.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work