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News ByteLinkedIn profile, Jeff Bonforte has been named SVP of communication products at Yahoo. An insider tipped me to the new title for the former CEO of Xobni, the maker of address-book apps and plugins which Yahoo bought in July. “I have responsibility for Yahoo Mail, Messenger, Groups, Contacts, Calendar and some other stuff,” wrote Bonforte on his profile helpfully (to me!). AllThingsD had previously reported that the well-regarded former Yahoo was likely to get just this key portfolio at Yahoo, which could certainly use his expertise.
News Byteannounced 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.”