Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Continues to Carve Up Yahoo! Offerings by 'Sharpening Focus'

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is working hard on turning around the company’s fortunes, and in order to focus better on improved products and user experiences, she’s now put several of Yahoo!’s offering on the chopping block. Some will be missed; some you have perhaps never heard of.

Upcoming, the “events & things to do” service, is getting the axe, and so is Yahoo! Kids. Yahoo! Deals is on the kill list as well. On the communication side, the company is ending Yahoo! SMS Alerts and the feature phone versions of Mail and Messenger (J2ME), which will no doubt bother the few people who still use both Yahoo! Mail and a feature phone.

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All of the above will go dark on April 30th. On June 3rd, Yahoo! will also do away with older versions of its Yahoo! Mail service, including Yahoo! Mail Classic.

These deletions follow the company’s announcement earlier this week of a new and improved Yahoo! Mail apps for iPads and Android tablets as well as a new weather app for iOS.
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This is smart. Yahoo tried to have everything. Sharpening focus will help, and they'll have more engineers and other resources for the more profitable parts.

Hell. Yahoo might even be cool again.

It could happen!

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Clixxer replied on Mon, Apr 22 2013 1:00 AM

Well atleast Yahoo finally got someone to right the ship. Run slimmer and make the products you keep the very best you might get close or on top again. 


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3vi1 replied on Fri, Apr 26 2013 7:30 PM

She's at least started to begin to almost maybe say what was pretty frickin' obvious to everyone when back Yahoo was making a constant stream of bad decisions::

Until she divorces the company from Microsoft, they're walking around with an 800lb vampire on their neck. Everything she's done so far is still short-term tourniquet work.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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