Yahoo UK & Ireland Directory Closing November 8, 2010

The Yahoo UK and Ireland directory will be closing November 8, 2010. Yahoo officially posted the details on in their help section. Yahoo closed four European directories earlier this year including France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Yahoo however told us that the US directory is safe and will not be going away. As many of you know, Yahoo started out as a web directory. Yahoo told us months ago: As part of Yahoo!’s ongoing effort to build products and services that deliver the best possible experiences for consumers, we are increasing investment in some areas while scaling back i [...]


Once The Most Powerful Person In Search, Srinija Srinivasan Leaves Yahoo

Back in the mid-to-late 1990s, the most powerful person in search was arguably Yahoo's Srinija Srinivasan. If Yahoo's was the "gateway" to the web in the way some think Google is today, Srinivasan was the chief gatekeeper. And now after 15 years, she's leaving Yahoo. Srinivasan was Yahoo's "Ontological Yahoo," among other titles including being a vice president and editor-in-chief. She was Yahoo's fifth employee, hired in 1995 to help organize Yahoo's listing service. That's all Yahoo was at the time, a listing service. Human editors -- "web surfers" as Yahoo called them -- organized web [...]


Yahoo Closes European Directories, Says US Directory Is Safe

Yahoo has closed its web directories in four countries, and it seems no one noticed. It happened back in December, and Yahoo is now redirecting those directories to the country-specific web search pages. Sean Carlos dropped us a note about his blog post today on Antezeta.com, and we got this confirmation from Yahoo: As part of Yahoo!'s ongoing effort to build products and services that deliver the best possible experiences for consumers, we are increasing investment in some areas while scaling back in others. After careful consideration, Yahoo! will no longer offer the Yahoo! Directory [...]


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