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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald