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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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