List of Yahoo!-owned sites and services
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Yahoo!, once one of the most popular web sites in the United States, is as of 2017 a content sub-division of Verizon Media. It has offered a wide range of sites and services since its inception in 1994, a majority of which are now defunct.
Current Yahoo! services
- Yahoo! Answers
- Yahoo! Developer Network
- Yahoo! Entertainment
- Yahoo! Finance
- Yahoo! Gemini
- Yahoo! Groups
- Yahoo! Lifestyle
- Yahoo! Mail
- Yahoo! Mobile
- Yahoo! News
- Yahoo! Research
- Yahoo! Safety Center
- Yahoo! Shopping
- Yahoo! Small Business
- Yahoo! Smart TV
- Yahoo! Sports
- My Yahoo!
Defunct Yahoo! services
- AdInterax was an online advertising company which Yahoo! acquired on 17 October 2006.
- Yahoo Aviate
- Yahoo acquired Aviate, a startup providing contextually relevant information on Android homescreens. It was shut down on March 8, 2018.
- Arthas.com was a company based in the United States acquired by Yahoo! on March 23, 2000. Before its acquisition, it was a provider of online payment and commerce systems similar to PayPal.
- Astrid was a task management application for Android which was acquired by Yahoo! on 1st May 2013. It was discontinued on August 5, 2013.
- Ask Yahoo was a Q&A platform that was shut down due to the release of Yahoo! Answers. On 16 May 2013, a new version of Ask Yahoo called "The New Ask Yahoo" was launched.
- Bix was a contest website and web service that was best known for its online competitions. The site provided self-service tools for the creation of contests, and site votes reached as much as 1,000,000 in a day in 2007. Bix was acquired by Yahoo on November 16, 2006. Bix was shut down by Yahoo on June 30, 2009.
- blo.gs is a directory of recently updated weblogs, purchased by Yahoo in June 2005. In 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.
- 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! Autos was a car buying and search engine service. Yahoo started to redirect the service link to autoblog.com.
- Yahoo Axis was a web browser extension and mobile browser. Discontinued 28 June 2013.
- 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. Closed May 2012 and replaced by Bing Translator.
- Yahoo Briefcase was a free file hosting service. It closed on 30 March 2009. Premium users have been fully refunded.
- Yahoo! Buzz was a community-based news article service. It allowed users to publish their own news stories. Closed April 21, 2011.
- The Yahoo! Directory was a web directory which at one time rivaled DMOZ in size. The directory was Yahoo!'s first offering. It was a human-edited directory, and cost $299 (USD) to "suggest" a site be included. Closed December 31, 2014.
- Fire Eagle is a location brokerage service created by Yahoo Brickhouse and launched at ETech on 5 March 2008.
- FoxyTunes was a browser extension which allowed the user to control media players from the browser window. The service was closed on July 1, 2013.
- Yahoo! Family Accounts was a family safety website that controls the Internet activity of children.
- 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. Yahoo closed the majority of its online gaming on 31 March 2014.
- 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 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. A great deal of information was lost but many of those sites and pages have been mirrored at the Internet Archive, OOcities.com, and other such databases.
- Yahoo! GeoPlanet offered geographic information services both directly and via third-party applications. Closed on August 2016.
- A once popular Java based phone application with access to most of Yahoo! services was closed down on January 12, 2010.
- Yahoo! Green is a website created by Yahoo! 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. Closed in 2012.
- 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! Homes
- Yahoo! Homes offered Real estate-related news, home prices. Defunct.
- Yahoo HotJobs provided tools and advice to job seekers. Closed in 2010 and merged into Monster.com.
- 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. Discontinued operation on 31 March 2014.
- Yahoo! Indonesia was the Indonesian affiliate of Yahoo!, founded in 2010. Its headquarters was Jakarta, Indonesia.
- 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.
- Yahoo! Korea Corporation was the South Korean affiliate of Yahoo!, founded in September 1997. Its headquarters was the Yahoo! Tower on Teheranno in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Because there wasn't many users the company announced the exit of the affiliate on Monday, December 31, 2012.
- Yahoo Koprol
- 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. Despite a planned August 2012 closure, Yahoo! reached an agreement with Koprol's founders to return all rights associated with the trademark and domain names, effectively resurrecting the service.
- 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. Closed in 2008.
- Yahoo Kids was a children's version of the Yahoo! portal. It also offered some online safety tips. Discontinued April 30, 2013 due to declining popularity.
- Allowed users to broadcast videos in real time. It was closed on December 3, 2008.
- Yahoo Maps was a free online mapping portal. Closed June 30, 2015.
- Yahoo Mash was a social network that allowed other users to edit any page. Closed September 28, 2008.
- Yahoo Meme was a beta social service, similar to the popular social networking site Twitter. Discontinued on May 25, 2012. The original URL is now a meme search engine.
- Yahoo Messenger was an instant chat application. Discontinued on July 17, 2018.
- Yahoo! Music was the provider of a variety of music services, including Internet radio, music videos, news, artist information, and original programming. Discontinued in September 2018 and consolidated into Yahoo! Entertainment's "Music" section.
- 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 October 31, 2008, a leading company owned by Real Networks providing fee based music subscription service.
- Yahoo! OMG was a Yahoo! Entertainment online tabloid with most content provided by Access Hollywood and X17. It was discontinued on January 6, 2014.
- Yahoo! Parental Controls sdfde special controls used by parents for their children, once closely associated with Yahoo! Kids.
- Yahoo Personals was an online dating service with both free and paid versions. However, the free service was limited, as only paying users could 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 on September 20, 2007. Photos can be moved with other photo hosts, including Flickr.
- 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.
- Yahoo! Pipes was a free RSS mashup visual editor and hosting service. Discontinued September 30, 2015.
- 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! Profile
- An early directory of Yahoo users with their personal information before Facebook.
- Yahoo Publisher Network was an advertising network that only accepted US based publishers. Closed on April 30, 2010 and users of the service were referred to the Chitika advertising network.
- 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".
- Upcoming was a social event calendar which Yahoo! acquired on 5 October 2005 (formerly upcoming.org). Discontinued 30 April 2013.
- Wretch was a Taiwanese social networking service acquired by Yahoo. Discontinued 26 December 2013.
- Yahoo Remote
- Yahoo! Screen (formerly Yahoo! Video) was a video sharing website on which users could upload and share videos. Yahoo! Video began as an internet-wide video search engine and added the ability to upload and share video clips in June 2006. (The ability for users to upload their own content was removed on December 15, 2010. User-generated content was removed entirely on March 15, 2011.) A re-designed site was launched in February 2008 that changed the focus to Yahoo!-hosted video only. After a $42 million writedown, Yahoo Screen closed in January 2016.
- Yahoo! Site Explorer allowed users to view information on websites in Yahoo!'s search index. Closed on November 21, 2011 and merged into Bing Webmaster Tools.
- Yahoo! Smush.it optimizes digital images by removing unnecessary bytes and reducing their file size. Discontinued in 2015.
- 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. Resurrected in 2014.
- An online translator similar to Google Translate.
- 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 refocusing of resources on the development of the Yahoo! Connected TV widget platform.
- IndexTools was acquired by Yahoo! and re-branded as 'Yahoo! Web Analytics'.
- Yahoo Voice was formerly known as Dialpad. It is a Voice over IP PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service. Closed January 30, 2013.
- Yahoo! Voices, formerly Associated Content (AC), is a division of Yahoo! that focuses on online publishing. Yahoo! Voices distributes a large variety of writing through its website and content partners, including Yahoo! News. Closed July 31, 2014
- 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.
- Social networking services as the replacement for Yahoo 360°. Popular in Vietnam. Closed January 17, 2013.
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