Panda Strikes Again: Yahoo Voices & The Yahoo Contributor Network Closing Down

panda-xcu-600 Yahoo has announced another round of product cuts and changes, all part of what it calls a continued effort on "furthering our focus." The most notable cut announced today is the upcoming closure of both Yahoo Voices (voices.yahoo.com) and the Yahoo Contributor Network (contributor.yahoo.com). The former is Yahoo's home for user-generated articles; the latter is the network of authors that generates the content. Yahoo says that Voices will shut down on July 31st -- a help document pegs the exact (and odd) time at 11:38 pm on July 30th. The Yahoo Contributor Network will follow "by th [...]


Yahoo Deletes 75,000 Associated Content Articles, Moves Rest To New Yahoo Voices Site

yahoo logo Yahoo is cleaning up Associated Content by deleting some of the articles, moving the keepers to Yahoo's domain and giving the site a new name, too. And next year, Yahoo will begin an online training course to help its writers create higher quality content. The company has announced plans to "retire" more than 75,000 Associated Content articles, keep only "the best content submitted over the last seven years," and move it all to a new site, Yahoo! Voices (www.voices.yahoo.com). In the process, Yahoo has also introduced new submission guidelines for its army of writers. Associated Content [...]


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