In an announcement reiterating the company’s interest on focusing on fewer products, Yahoo has announced that a number of services will be going away in the following weeks. The most notable is probably AltaVista, a search engine which some of you might remember from back in the day. Axis on the other hand, is a search plugin and iOS app that launched not too long ago. Judging by the fact that it’s already being shut down, Axis probably didn’t take off.
Unlike a certain other high-profile shutdown that’s set to go down today, a lot of these services don’t seem to be the type that anyone will miss. But for the users that do still go to these services, Yahoo has kindly suggested alternatives that should be more than enough.
Here’s a list, straight from Yahoo, of all the products and services being shutdown along with their closure dates:
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)
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. You may wish to locate and remove the following line in your code:
FoxyTunes (July 1, 2013)
To see the latest in the music world, please visit Yahoo! Music.
Yahoo! RSS Alerts (July 1, 2013)
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! Downloads Beta (July 31, 2013)
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.
Does anyone still use, remember or at least heard of any of these? Let us know in the comments below!