Yahoo! Shutters Unprofitable Services Including BlackBerry App, Yahoo! Avatar, Yahoo! Message Boards
The move to cut Yahoo!’s BlackBerry app is part of an effort to cull unpopular mobile products from the current lineup of more than 60 mobile apps. Yahoo! plans to pull all support for the app and make it unavailable for download on April 1st. If you created a Yahoo! Avatar, you’ll need to download it before support ends for that service (also on April 1st). Once you’ve downloaded the avatar, you can upload it to your Yahoo! profile.
As Reuters points out, Meyer’s decision to pull the plug on several under-performing products at once may be related to her prior experience with Google, which has made a habit of cutting multiple dogs simultaneously.