Yahoo Shuts Down Six More Products, Including Deals, Kids

After Launching New Weather, Mail Apps This Week, Some Old Ones Get Tossed On Scrap Heap

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Yahoo is shutting down six more products as it streamlines its portfolio to focus on what CEO Marissa Mayer calls consumers' "daily habits."

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer

Some of the services shut down have been around a while and have significant brands and followings, services like Yahoo Kids, once known as "Yahooligans" and Yahoo Deals, as well as Upcoming, a reminder service for upcoming events.

In a statement, Yahoo said the closures would allow the company to focus more on the kinds of apps it rolled out this week, such as Yahoo Mail for the iPad and Android tablets and Yahoo's new weather app for the iPhone, powered by The Weather Channel's Weather Underground.

No word from Yahoo on whether the closures will result in staff reductions. The company posted weak earnings this week on lower ad revenue as it revamps its web properties.

Products to be jettisoned are:

  • Upcoming
  • Yahoo Deals
  • Yahoo SMS Alerts
  • Yahoo Kids
  • Yahoo Mail and Messenger for feature phones
  • Old versions of Yahoo Mail
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