Yahoo set to shut down its keystone service 'Yahoo Directory'

Yahoo set to shut down its keystone service 'Yahoo Directory'

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM
Yahoo announced on Friday that it is shutting down Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Education which is a portal for education services, and Qwiki, an app for creating short movies from videos on a mobile device.



But the real significance, if only sentimentally, is the shut ting down of Yahoo's Directory which was once the cornerstone of the company, CNET reported.


The service, lists popular sites by category, instead of surfacing search results by keyword, like search engines such as Google allow.


Even before the formation of the company, co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo created the directory in 1994, calling it 'Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web.'


The directory will officially close December 31, and advertisers will be given details on getting upgraded to a new service.

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