Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > Yahoo shutters more services, closes feature phone apps

Yahoo shutters more services, closes feature phone apps
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Online
Reply With Quote
Apr 21, 2013, 05:06 PM
 
Yahoo has shuttered a number of services, in its continued efforts to remove underperforming products and shift its focus towards more profitable areas. A company blog post signed by Jay Rossiter, executive vice president for platforms at Yahoo, states that local event calendar service Upcoming, Yahoo Deals, SMS Alerts, the Yahoo Mail and Messenger apps for feature phones using J2ME, and Yahoo Kids, formerly known as Yahooligans, will be closed down.

For many of the services, Yahoo has provided ways for users to save their content, or in a few, how to move on to more modern versions of its content. For example, while Mail and Messenger will cease, users are encouraged to use the mobile web version, or to use versions of the apps made for smartphones.

Users of the older versions of Yahoo Mail and Mail Classic will no longer be able to use them from the week beginning June 3rd. The new version of Yahoo Mail is touted as a suitable replacement, though for users on slower connections or older browsers will have access to a HTML-only or basic version of the new service.

The closure of services follows more bad news from Yahoo, in the form of disappointing quarterly results. Net revenues reached $1.07 billion, under analyst estimates of $1.1 billion, with the falling revenues being a symptom of the company's dropping advertising revenues. Despite the poor results, CEO Marissa Mayer was still pleased, claiming there to be more stability in the business, along with a strengthened team and promises to create well-designed products for its users in the future.
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2014 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2