Wednesday 3 July 2013

Yahoo closes 12 services, including Alta Vista

The U.S. portal Yahoo! continues to focus by announcing the abolition of 12 more online services including the iconic search engine Alta Vista created in 1995. Yahoo! turns a page in the history of the Internet in ordering the closing of Alta Vista. The news came Friday so trivial via a blog detailing the closure of 12 online services between June 28 and September 28. Thus, Alta Vista will cease operations effective July 8, after 18 years of existence. Yahoo had acquired it in 2004 through the takeover of Overture. Other services to be the key figure, the Axis plug-in Yahoo! and Yahoo! Browser Plus, Yahoo! WebPlayer reader or RSS alert the service. This series of closures following a first wave decided last April during which five applications and services were closed: Upcoming (discovery of events), Yahoo! Deals (promotions), SMS Alert (alerts via SMS of topics), Kids (games, education) as well as Yahoo Mail and Messenger for standard mobile Java (J2ME).

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