Yahoo closing its news service Buzz & Traffic APIs: Goodbye To Yahoo Buzz

Yahoo closing its free news sharing service called Buzz on April 21st 2011. Yahoo buzz started in 2008. It allowed users to share stories.

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yahoo-Buzz

Discontinuation of Yahoo! Buzz
Yahoo! Buzz will be discontinued as of April 21, 2011. As of this date, you will be unable to access the Yahoo! Buzz site. This was a hard decision. However this will help us focus on our core strengths and new innovations.
We appreciate your patronage.
The Yahoo! Buzz Team

Yahoo buzz allowed users to “see and share updates such as when they’ve uploaded photos, changed their status, buzzed up a news story or posted a new restaurant review, all from Yahoo,” the company said at the time.

Webmaster could add a “Buzz Up” button to their Web site and readers who wanted to Buzz an article that did not have the Buzz button attached could submit it directly on the Yahoo Buzz Web site. PCMag and its blogs were among the 100 sites that participated in the alpha trial for the service when it launched in February 2008.


Websites of Yahoo that will be closing

•    MyBlogLog
•    Yahoo Buzz
•    Yahoo Picks
•    Yahoo Bookmarks
•    Delicious
•    AltaVista
•    AlltheWeb.com

Other services that are listed under merge are:

•    Fire Eagle
•    Upcoming
•    Sideline
•    FoxyTunes
•    Yahoo Events
•    Yahoo People Search

Delicious

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yahoo-delicious

Delicious, however, denied that it was shutting down, and insisted that it was instead shopping for a home outside of Yahoo. In March, Business Insider reported that Yahoo was nearing a deal to sell Delicious for $1-2 million.

Discontinuation of Yahoo! Buzz

Yahoo! Buzz will be discontinued as of April 21, 2011. As of this date, you will be unable to access the Yahoo! Buzz site. This was a hard decision. However this will help us focus on our core strengths and new innovations.

We appreciate your patronage.

The Yahoo! Buzz Team