It looks like Yahoo! will be doing some cleaning this summer as they announced that they will shutdown 12 products. Yahoo! said “we’re shutting down a few products so we can continue to focus on creating beautiful products that are essential to you every day.”
Some of the product that Yahoo! mentioned will be shutdown as soon as today. Included in the list are; AltaVista, Yahoo! Axis, RSS Alerts and WebPlayer.
Here’s the complete list of Yahoo! Products that will be shutdown, as announced by Jay Rossiter, EVP, Platforms:
Yahoo! Axis (June 28, 2013) – If you installed the browser plug-in, it will no longer work. If you downloaded the app, it will continue to work, but won’t be actively maintained. We encourage you to use the Yahoo! Search app for iOS and Android.
Yahoo! Browser Plus (June 28, 2013) – To see all of our current developer offerings, please go here.
Citizen Sports (June 28, 2013) – You can still get all the latest sports news on Yahoo! Sports, play fantasy sports like Fantasy Football, and stay up-to-date when you’re on the go with our new Yahoo! Sports app for iOS and Android.
Yahoo! WebPlayer (June 30, 2013) – If you’re a publisher and currently using Yahoo! WebPlayer on your site, after June 30 the Yahoo! WebPlayer won’t load. Your users will continue to be able to play media files using native browser support.
FoxyTunes (July 1, 2013) – To see the latest in the music world, please visit Yahoo! Music.
Yahoo! Neighbors Beta (July 8, 2013) – You can visit Yahoo! Local Search to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood.
AltaVista (July 8, 2013) – Please visit Yahoo! Search for all of your searching needs.
Yahoo! Stars India (July 25, 2013) – To stay up on all your favorite celebrity news, check out Yahoo! India OMG!.
Yahoo! Local API (September 28, 2013) – As part of this shutdown, all Yahoo! Local API documentation will also be removed from the Yahoo! Developer Network portal.
Yahoo! Term Extraction API (September 28, 2013) – We are eliminating direct access to the Yahoo! Term Extraction API and as of September 28, will require developers to go through YQL. We encourage all existing users of the Term Extraction Legacy API to migrate to YQL requests by September 28. You can use the YQL forums for any questions you might have about migrating to YQL. If you are already using the Term Extraction API via YQL, you don’t need to take any action.
This decision of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to shutdown products is a reminiscent of her old employer – Google and may not be the last, since the company have been busy in acqui-hiring and product acquisitions these past months which could roll-out new and cooler products for Yahoo users.