Yahoo Inc said declared that it would be shutting down a few of its services, including Yahoo Maps, as it is focusing on search and digital content.
Amotz Maimon, Yahoo’s Chief Architect confirmed that Maps.yahoo.com will bid farewell by the end of this month. However, it would still be supported by Yahoo’s search and other services including photo-sharing website Flickr.
This is a move made by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer to revive a “meaningful revenue growth with a string of acquisitions and product revamps,” reports the ET. According to sources, she is under pressure to show fast progress in order to bolster Yahoo’s media and advertising business.
The company is getting its mail support on the built-in Mail app for older versions of Apple Inc’s iPhone operating system.
UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy would be barred from accessing Yahoo TV and Yahoo Autos at the end of June.