List of Yahoo!-owned sites and services

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This is a partial, alphabetized list of websites and services owned by Yahoo! Inc.

Non-Yahoo branded[edit]

  • AdInterax
AdInterax was a USA Online advertising company acquired by Yahoo on October 17, 2006
Flickr is a popular photo sharing service which Yahoo purchased on 29 March 2005.
FoxyTunes is a browser extension which allows the user to control media players from the browser window.
Upcoming was a social event calendar which Yahoo! acquired on 5 October 2005 (formerly upcoming.org). Discontinued 30th April 2013.[1]
  • IntoNow from Yahoo
IntoNow is a consumer tech company that aims to enhance the way people engage with each other around the shows they love. Based on the SoundPrint platform, IntoNow gives users the ability to almost instantly recognize TV content and then helps them share and discuss those shows with friends, both within the product and through other social streams such as Facebook and Twitter. Will discontinue operation on 31 March 2014. [2]
Wretch is a Taiwanese social networking service acquired by Yahoo.
College recruiting website.[3]
A microblogging platform and social networking website acquired by Yahoo!

Yahoo! branded[edit]

A combination of advertising services owned by Yahoo.
Yahoo! Answers is a service that allows users to ask and answer questions other users post. It competes with Ask MetaFilter. Yahoo Answers uses a points system whereby points are awarded for asking and answering questions, and deducted for deleting a question or answer, or getting reported.
The New Ask Yahoo is a new version of the deactivated Ask Yahoo. The New Ask Yahoo was launched on May 16, 2013.
Yahoo Autos is a car buying and search engine
Yahoo Bookmarks is a private bookmarking service. All Users from Yahoo MyWeb were transferred to it.
Yahoo! Developer Network offers resources for software developers which use Yahoo technologies and Web services.
Yahoo was first formed as a web directory of web sites, organized into a hierarchy of categories and subcategories, which became the Yahoo Directory. Once a human-compiled directory, Yahoo Directory now offers two methods of inclusion: Standard, which is free and only available for non-commercial categories, and Express, which charges over US$300 for a quick inclusion in the directory.
Yahoo! Family Accounts is a family safety website that controls the Internet activity of children.
Yahoo Finance offers financial information, including stock quotes and stock exchange rates.
Yahoo Green is a website that gathers news, ideas, and discussion about ways to promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle. It includes numerous ideas on conserving natural resources and limiting consumption and waste. One of the main subheadings is a news board called "Climate Change News." This gathers many news items, from around the World, which are related to climate change on a variety of levels. It constitutes a significant appearance of climate change news as a separate news category at a major website. The site also links to Yahoo Answers and displays related questions and answers from Yahoo users. This constitutes just one way of enabling users to add content.
Yahoo Groups is a free groups and mailing list service which competes with Google Groups. It was formed when Yahoo acquired eGroups in August 2000. Groups are sorted in categories similar to the Yahoo Directory. Yahoo Groups also offers other features such as a photographic album, file storage and a calendar.
Yahoo Kids is a children's version of the Yahoo! portal. It also offers some online safety tips.
Koprol, since 25 May 2010 called Yahoo Koprol, is an Indonesian social networking service, allowing users to connect based on location. Mobile users can use the site as a positioning service, without the need for a GPS receiver. Once logged in, users can see other members who were in the same location.
Find local businesses and services and view the results on a map. Refine and sort results by distance, topic, or other factors. Read ratings and reviews. Uses hCalendar and hCard microformats, so that event and contact details can be downloaded directly into calendar and address-book applications.
Yahoo acquired Four11 on 8 October 1997, and its webmail service Rocketmail became Yahoo Mail. Since Google released Gmail on 1 April 2004, Yahoo Mail has made several improvements to keep ahead of the competition, which also includes MSN Hotmail and AOL Mail. Yahoo Mail is the only web-based email service that offers unlimited storage for all users. On 9 July 2004, Yahoo acquired an e-mail provider named Oddpost and used its technology to create Yahoo Mail Beta, which uses Ajax to mimic the look and feel of an e-mail client. On 19 June 2008, Yahoo Mail introduced its 2 new email domains: ymail.com and rocketmail.com ("@ymail.com" and "@rocketmail.com" at http://mail.yahoo.com).[2]
Yahoo Maps offers driving directions and traffic.
Yahoo Messenger is an instant messaging service first released on 9 March 1998, which competes with AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ and QQ. It offers several unique features, such as IMvironments, custom status messages, and custom avatars. On 13 October 2005, Yahoo announced that Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) would become interoperable.
Yahoo Mobile is a mobile website used predominantly in the UK. It offers mobile downloads such as ringtones.
Yahoo Movies offers showtimes, movie trailers, movie information, gossip, and others.
Yahoo Music offers music videos and internet radio (LAUNCHcast), a for-fee service known as Yahoo Music Unlimited and the Yahoo Music Engine- which has been sold to Rhapsody on Oct. 31st, 2008.
  • Yahoo News news updates and top stories at Yahoo News, including world, national, business, entertainment, sports, weather, technology, and weird news.
  • Yahoo OMG
OMG is a Yahoo Entertainment online tabloid with most content provided by Access Hollywood and X17.
  • Yahoo Originals
Yahoo Originals offers original video content.
Yahoo Parental Controls are special controls given by parents for their children, closely associated with Yahoo Kids.
Yahoo Pipes is a free RSS mashup visual editor and hosting service.
Yahoo Publisher Network is an advertising program, which is currently in beta and only accepts United States publishers.
Yahoo Real Estate offers real estate-related information and allows users to find rentals, mew houses, real estate agents, mortgages and more.
Yahoo Search is a search engine which competes with MSN Search (now Bing) and market leader Google. Yahoo relied on Google results from 26 June 2000 to 18 February 2004, but returned to using its own technology after acquiring Inktomi and Overture (which owned AlltheWeb and AltaVista). Yahoo Search uses a crawler named Yahoo Slurp.
Yahoo Search Marketing provides pay per click inclusion of links in search engine result lists, and also delivers targeted ads. The service was previously branded as Overture Services after Yahoo! acquired Overture in 2003.
A computer security and safety hub.
Yahoo Shopping is a price comparison service, that allows users to search for products and compare prices of various online stores.
Yahoo! Small Business offers web hosting, domain names and e-commerce services for small businesses.
Yahoo Smush.it optimizes digital images by removing unnecessary bytes and reducing their file size.
Yahoo Sports offers sports news, including scores, statistics, and fixtures. It includes a "fantasy team" game.
Yahoo Thế giới sao offers hottest news from celebrities around the world. It is totally different from Yahoo News nor Yahoo Tin tức (a Vietnamese version of Yahoo News)
An online translator similar to Google Translate.
Yahoo Travel offers travel guides, booking and reservation services.
Yahoo TV offers scheduled recordings on Tivo box remotely.
Yahoo Video is a video sharing site.
Yahoo Voice was formerly known as Dialpad. It is a Voice over IP PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service.
Associated Content (AC) was an online publisher and distributor of original content. On May 19, 2010, Yahoo announced that it would purchase Associated Content for slightly more than $100 million. It was renamed Yahoo Voices.
IndexTools was acquired by Yahoo! and re-branded as 'Yahoo! Web Analytics'.
Social networking services as the replacement for Yahoo 360°. Popular in Vietnam.

Closed/defunct services[edit]

Discontinued on August 5, 2013 following the official acquisition in May 2013.[4][5]
Ask Yahoo was a Q&A platform that was shut down because of the release of Yahoo Answers. On May 16, 2013, A new version of Ask Yahoo called "The New Ask Yahoo" was launched.
Bix was a contest website acquired by Yahoo.
blo.gs is a directory of recently updated weblogs, purchased by Yahoo in June 2005. On April 2009 the service has been transferred from Yahoo to Automattic, the business that runs WordPress.com.
del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website which allows users to store and share bookmarks online. Yahoo bought it on 9 December 2005. The service was sold to AVOS, owned by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, on April 27, 2011.[6][7]
Fire Eagle is a location brokerage service created by Yahoo Brickhouse and launched at ETech on 5 March 2008.
Was a popular web hosting service that offered 15 MB of web space. It was formed in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet and allowed users to select a "city" to place their site in, based on the site's content. At one point it was the third-most-browsed site on the World Wide Web[8] It was purchased by Yahoo! in 1999 that implemented changes, such as changing the Terms of Service. Yahoo! closed the service on October 26, 2009 in preference of a strictly premium hosting service, thus deleting some seven million web pages.[9] A great deal of information was lost but many of those sites and pages have been mirrored at the Internet Archive,[10] OOcities.com, and other such databases.[11]
Jumpcut was a service where the uploaded photos and videos can be edited online.
Kelkoo is a shopping search engine which operates in 10 European countries. It was acquired by Yahoo in 2004. It is no longer part of Yahoo since 2008, but a partner.
Rocketmail was a service that competed with Yahoo's own Yahoo Mail product in the 1990s. Yahoo acquired the service and later closed it; however, in 2008, Yahoo! Mail allowed users to create email accounts with "rocketmail.com".
Closed April 21, 2011.[12]
Yahoo 360° was a social networking site and blog host. Since its launch on 29 March 2005, it has gained over 2 million members. It was invite-only until 24 June 2005, and then became available to all users above 13. Yahoo! 360 was closed on July 13, 2009.
Yahoo Assistant was a browser helper object for Internet Explorer. It was developed by Beijing 3721 Technology and originally called 3721 Internet Assistant, but was renamed Yahoo Assistant after Yahoo acquired Beijing 3721 Technology. Yahoo Assistant blocks pop-ups and removes Internet history information. However, it is regarded as spyware or malware by Microsoft AntiSpyware, Panda AntiVirus and similar security programs.
Yahoo Auctions was an online auction site created to compete against auction sites such as eBay. Yahoo Auctions never gained the popularity of market leader eBay in the U.S. and Canada; the main Yahoo Auctions service shut down on June 16, 2007. Yahoo Auctions still exist in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. In Japan, Yahoo! has a 33% stake in Yahoo Japan and does not own the service outright. This service also brought the Australia SOLD.com.au site from Fairfax Holdings' media business F2.
  • Yahoo Avatars
Yahoo Avatars allows users to create personalized character images, also known as avatars, which are displayed on Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Answers.
Yahoo Babel Fish was a translation service.
Yahoo Briefcase was a free file hosting service. It closed on March 30, 2009. Premium users have been fully refunded.
Yahoo Gallery was a directory of applications built by third-party developers using Yahoo! technologies. It was shut down on July 14, 2009.
Yahoo Games allows users to play games, such as chess, billiards, checkers and backgammon, against each other. Users can join one of various rooms and find players in these rooms to play with. Most of the games are Java applets, although some require the user to download the game, and some games are single-player. Yahoo! acquired a one person effort called ClassicGames.com in 1997, which became Yahoo Games.[citation needed] Yahoo closed the majority of it's online gaming on 31 March 2014. [13]
A once popular Java based phone application with access to most of Yahoo! services was closed down on January 12, 2010.
  • Yahoo Greetings
Yahoo Greetings was an e-card service. One of the features was that you could upload your own photo to use as the card image. Now, on the U.S. and Canadian Yahoos, the Greetings link simply redirects to American Greetings.
Yahoo HotJobs provided tools and advice to job seekers. Now it is owned by Monster.
Yahoo Kickstart was a new professional network with a distinct purpose: To build a community of college students, recent grads, employers, professionals, and alumni, where people can connect and discover internships or jobs, or solicit career development advice and mentorship.
Allowed users to broadcast videos in real time. It was closed on December 3, 2008.
Yahoo Mash was a social network that allowed other users to edit any page.
Yahoo Meme was a beta social service, similar to the popular social networking site Twitter. Discontinued on May 25, 2012.
  • Yahoo Music Unlimited and Yahoo! Music Jukebox
Premium services offered by Yahoo. Yahoo Music Jukebox was the final product of Yahoo! Music Engine which was offered to users with embedded support of Yahoo Music Unlimited, which Yahoo acquired from MusicMatch. It was later sold to Rhapsody on 31, Oct. 2008, a leading company owned by Real Networks providing fee based music subscription service.
Yahoo Personals was an online dating service with both free and paid versions. However, the free service was limited, as only paying users couldn contact users they meet through Yahoo Personals and exchange contact information. Discontinued July 21, 2010, with users referred to Match.com.
Yahoo Photos was a photo sharing service similar to Flickr, which Yahoo acquired. Users had unlimited storage, but only JPG photographs were allowed. Users can categorize and upload their photographs to albums they have created. Users can set various access levels for albums, ranging from public to private. Yahoo Photos closed in 2007. Photos can be moved with other photo hosts, including Flickr.
  • Yahoo Player
Yahoo Player is a discontinued computer based media player that was designed by Yahoo. The underlying technology was based on Microsoft's Windows Media Player and was similar to other competing media players such as MusicMatch or Winamp.[14][15]
Yahoo Podcasts was a beta service that allows users to search for and view podcasts. The podcast service was discontinued in November 2007 due to declining popularity and implemented into the Yahoo audio search.
  • Yahoo Remote
Yahoo Remote was a JavaScript based "remote control" implemented as a popup window that included links to Yahoo services. The service was closed in 1999, but as of August 2007, instructions for adding it to a web page were still available online.[16]
Yahoo Tech offered reviews and advice for buying and using electronics, but was closed down on March 11, 2010, with some residual features moved to a technology themed section of Yahoo News.
Yahoo Widgets was a cross-platform desktop widget runtime environment. The software was previously distributed as 'Konfabulator' until it was acquired by Yahoo! and rebranded 'Yahoo Widgets' and made available for free. On 2nd March 2012 it was announced that Yahoo would be closing down support for the Yahoo Widget Engine and closing the Yahoo Widget Gallery altogether. Yahoo's reason for closure was twofold, the need to replace the older servers that support the gallery and the refocussing of resources on the development of the Yahoo! Connected TV widget platform.

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