Yahoo has announced that it would be shutting down Yahoo Maps by the end of this month to focus its effort on search and digital content.
Amotz Maimon, chief architect at Yahoo said that the service was facing intense competition from others. However, Yahoo’s search and Flickr will continue to support Yahoo maps. Maimon said on the blog post, “We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo’s priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago.”
Ever since Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo took to the job, has been trying out several ways to rejuvenate Yahoo’s media and advertising business. She generated buzz with acquisitions, improved many of its products including Flickr and most importantly, she enhanced the company’s morale, which has been dwindling rapidly prior to her joining in 2012.
Along with Yahoo Maps, the California-based tech company is also gearing up to shut down Philippines homepage, Yahoo Music Services in France and Canada and Yahoo Movies in Spain. Yahoo Pipes will also be closed down by the end of August.