Posted 06/05/2015 at 9:14 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Yahoo is doing a sprucing up of its entire interface, and some tools are going the way of the dodo bird.
The company has announced that it will close its maps portal, Maps.yahoo.com, at the end of June.
The chief architect, Amotz Maimon, elaborated on the decision by saying, “We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo’s priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago.”
Mapping still will be a major part of Yahoo’s operations, especially in terms of their Flickr service and web searches.
The move is seen as a way to not compete directly with Google and be over-matched, and also a way to improve Yahoo’s financial standing.
Yahoo is also putting a stop to specific sites and scaling back efforts in other areas, with the web-content gathering tool Pipes being discontinued, as an example.
They will also end support for the mail systems on older operating system versions of the iPhone.