Yahoo Is Shutting Down [Confirmed]

A screenshot leaked few hours ago on Twitter shows an interesting and breaking changes that Yahoo is planning to do in near future.

According to the screenshot posted by MyBlogLog founder Eric Marcoullier on Twitter, Yahoo! is either closing or merging the social bookmarking service ‘Delicious’ as well as Upcoming, Fire Eagle, MyBlogLog and others.




Listed under the ominous “Sunset” are: Delicious, Altavista, MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Bookmarks, Yahoo! Picks.

Under “Merge” are: Upcoming, FoxyTunes, Sideline, FireEagle, Yahoo Events and Yahoo People Search.

TechCrunch contacted Yahoo for more information and validity of the post and here is the official response from Yahoo:

“Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond.

We continuously evaluate and prioritize our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months such as Yahoo! Buzz, our Traffic APIs, and others. We will communicate specific plans when appropriate.”