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Yahoo Cutting Some Older Products

March 2, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 1:19 PM

Yahoo cutting old services like Yahoo Message Board.Yahoo! is continuing to make drastic changes under the leadership of new CEO Marissa Mayer as the company announced on Friday that it would be killing off some of its older, less popular products and services.

Products on the chopping block are listed below. Not shown, but also known to be on the list soon are large portions of Yahoo’s mobile applications, including its BlackBerry app.

Yahoo products and services to be discontinued:

  • Yahoo! Message Boards
  • Yahoo! Avatars
  • Yahoo! Updates API
  • Yahoo! Sports IQ
  • Yahoo! App Search
  • Yahoo! Clues
  • Yahoo! Updates API

On the company’s blog, Jay Rossiter, executive VP for Platforms, explains the cuts while also trying to strike a balance with the positive changes that Yahoo has recently made, including improvements to Flickr and Yahoo Mail.  Rossiter says that the company will focus only on products where a “daily habit still resonates” going forward.