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 September 2021 a content sub-division of the namesake company Yahoo! Inc., owned by Apollo Global Management (90%) and Verizon Communications (10%). It has offered a wide range of online sites and services since its inception in 1994, a majority of which are now defunct.

Current Yahoo! services[edit]

Yahoo offers a multi-lingual interface available in over 20 languages: Yahoo International. Yahoo! Japan is a separate entity, controlled by SoftBank.[1] Yahoo!Xtra, launched in 2007 in New Zealand is owned by Yahoo!7, a joint venture between Yahoo! and the Seven Network.

  • My Yahoo! - Enables users to combine their favorite Yahoo features, content feeds, and information onto a single page.
  • Yahoo! Developer Network
  • Yahoo! Entertainment
  • Yahoo! Lifestyle
  • Yahoo! Mail - In May 2007, it began offering unlimited storage.[3] This was cut back to 1 terabyte in 2013.[4] The site was redesigned in June 2013.[5]
  • Yahoo! Plus - a collection of individual subscriptions: Yahoo Mail Plus, Yahoo Finance Plus, Yahoo Fantasy Plus, Yahoo Plus Protect Home, Yahoo Plus Protect Mobile, Yahoo Plus Secure and Yahoo Plus Support
  • Yahoo! Research
  • Yahoo! Small Business
  • Yahoo! Weather

Defunct Yahoo! services[edit]

  • Yahoo Accessibility Lab - Improved access to the Internet for the disabled community.[8]
  • Yahoo! Answers - A community-driven question-and-answer (Q&A) website discontinued in May 2021.[10]
  • Astrid - A task management application for Android; acquired in May 2013 and shut down on August 5, 2013.[13][14]
  • Ask Yahoo! - A Q&A platform that was shut down in March 2006 due to the release of Yahoo! Answers. On May 16, 2013, a new version of Ask Yahoo was launched.
  • Yahoo! Autos - A car buying and search engine with content from autoblog.com; shut down in 2016.[15]
  • Yahoo Aviate - Provided contextually relevant information on Android home screens; it was acquired in 2014 and shut down on March 8, 2018.
  • Bix - A website that provided tools for the creation of contests; acquired by Yahoo on November 16, 2006 and shut down on June 30, 2009.[20][21]
  • Yahoo! Buzz - A community-based news article service that allowed users to publish news stories; shut down on April 21, 2011.[26] MyBlogLog was discontinued on May 24, 2011.[27]
  • Yahoo! China shut down on September 2, 2013 and was redirected to taobao.com.[28][29]
  • Fire Eagle - A location brokerage service created by Yahoo Brickhouse; launched in March 2008.
  • Yahoo! GeoCities was a popular web hosting service founded in 1995 and was one of the first services to offer web pages to the public. In 1998, it was the third-most-browsed website.[37][38] Yahoo acquired GeoCities in 1999 and shut it down in 2009, deleting 7 million web pages.[39][40] Many of those web pages are available at mirror sites such as the Internet Archive[41] and OOCities.org.[42]
  • Yahoo! Go - A Java based phone application with access to most of Yahoo! services; shut down on January 12, 2010.
  • Yahoo! Green - News, ideas, and discussion about ways to promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle; shut down in 2012.
  • Yahoo! Groups - One of the largest collections of online discussion boards; shut down on December 15, 2020.[43][44]
  • Yahoo! Homes - Offered Real estate-related news, home prices.
  • IntoNow from Yahoo - Gave users the ability to almost instantly recognize TV content; acquired in Spring 2011 and shut down in March 2014.[46]
  • Jumpcut.com - A service where the uploaded photos and videos can be edited online; shut down in June 2009.[47]
  • Kelkoo Group - A European price comparison tool that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2004 and sold in 2008.[48][49]
  • Yahoo! Korea 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. On December 31, 2012, Yahoo! Korea shut down all its services and the website was redirected to the main Yahoo! search page.[50][51][52]
  • Yahoo! Kickstart - A professional network targeting college students, recent grads, employers, professionals, and alumni. Shut down in December 2008.[55]
  • Yahoo! Kids - A children's version of the Yahoo! portal, it offered online safety tips and parental controls; shut down in April 2013 due to declining popularity.[56]
  • Yahoo! Live - Allowed users to broadcast videos in real time; shut down on December 3, 2008.
  • Yahoo! Media Player / Web Player - A computer based media player that was based on Microsoft's Windows Media Player and was similar to other competing media players such as MusicMatch or Winamp.
  • Yahoo! Music - Provided Internet radio, music videos, news, artist information, and original programming; shut down in September 2018 and consolidated into Yahoo! Entertainment's "Music" section.
  • Yahoo! Next - An incubation ground for future Yahoo technologies.
  • Yahoo! OMG - An online tabloid with most content provided by Access Hollywood and X17; shut down on January 6, 2014.[59]
  • Yahoo! Photos - A photo sharing service similar to Flickr, which Yahoo acquired; shut down on September 20, 2007.[61]
  • Yahoo! Pipes - A free RSS mashup visual editor and hosting service; shut down on September 30, 2015.
  • Yahoo! Profile / Yahoo Pulse - A directory of Yahoo users with their personal information.
  • Rocketmail - An email service acquired in 1997. Shut down but users were able to use an @rocketmail.com email address.[63]
  • Yahoo SearchMonkey - Allowed developers and site owners to use structured data to make Yahoo Search results more useful and visually appealing, and drive more relevant traffic to their sites; shut down in October 2010 as part of the Microsoft and Yahoo search partnership.[67]
  • Shine - A site tailored for women between the ages of 25 and 54. Launched On March 31, 2008.[68] It was shut down in 2014.[69]
  • Yahoo! Site Explorer - Allowed users to view information on websites in Yahoo!'s search index; shut down on November 21, 2011.[70]
  • Yahoo Transliteration - An online translator.[73]
  • Upcoming - A social event calendar acquired in October 2005; shut down in April 2013.[75]
  • Yahoo! Widgets - A cross-platform desktop widget runtime environment; shut down in March 2012.
  • Yahoo Web Analytics - Web analytics tools; formerly IndexTools was acquired by Yahoo! in 2008 and re-branded; discontinued in 2012.[76][77]
  • Yahoo! Voices - Formerly Associated Content (AC), distributed writing through its website and content partners, including Yahoo! News; shut down July 31, 2014.[79]

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