Yahoo cancels some of their mobile apps, plans to keep moving and keep innovating

Yahoo has announced that they're canceling some of their mobile apps in an effort to -- wait for it -- keep moving and keep innovating. Some of the apps that will be discontinued:

  • Yahoo! Meme (iPad and iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Mim (iPad)
  • Yahoo! Answers (Android)
  • Yahoo! AppSpot (Android and iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Deals (iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Finance (BlackBerry)
  • Yahoo! Movies (Android)
  • Yahoo! News (Android)
  • Yahoo! Shopping (iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Sketch-a-Search (iPad and iPhone)

Yahoo has been in the mobile space for quite some time and managed to amass a good amount of apps so looking to cut some of their weight and move on isn't necessarily a bad thing. The decommissioning of these apps, as Yahoo noted, will allow them to put more effort into creating other applications, like LiveStand in the mobile space. Of course, the apps that Yahoo! cut weren't really up there in terms of usage and it's hard to imagine anyone will be sad to see any of them go.

Source: Yahoo via: Android Central

Chris Parsons

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