[EN]: Before Google became synonymous with web search, there were some sites people used to use to do their daily searching activities, like Yahoo!, Infoseek, Excite, Lycos and Altavista, but today, when Yahoo! announced it will discontinue many of its online services, a piece of the Internet will become history soon.

Yahoo!, under the command of its CEO Marissa Mayer, said it will shut down the Altavista site along with eleven other services.

Mayer is taking a page from her former employer Google when revealing a list of services that will no longer continue. Altavista was one of the premier sites to look for until Google arrived into the web scene. It started as property of Digital Equiptment Corp, in 1995 and was sold in 1999 to Compaq. Later, Compaq sold a majority stake to CMGI. After being bought by Overture in February 2003, Yahoo bought Overture and its properties (including AltaVista) in July 2003.

It is too bad seeing one of the first well-known sites say adiós. Hasta la vista, AltaVista.

[ES]: Antes de que Google se convirtiera en sinónimo de búsqueda en la web, hubo algunos sitios que la gente solía usar para hacer sus actividades de búsqueda diarias, como Yahoo, Infoseek, Excite, Lycos y Altavista, pero hoy, cuando Yahoo! anunció que descontinuará muchos de sus servicios en línea, una parte del Internet pasará a la historia pronto.

Yahoo!, bajo el mando de su jefa ejecutiva Marissa Mayer, dijo que cerrará el sitio Altavista, junto con otros once servicios.

Mayer está tomando una página de su antiguo empleador Google al revelar una lista de servicios que ya no van a continuar. Altavista fue uno de los sitios principales a tener en cuenta hasta que Google llegó a la escena web. Comenzó como una propiedad de Digital Equiptment Corp. en 1995 y fue vendido en 1999 a Compaq. Más tarde, Compaq vendió una participación mayoritaria a CMGI. Después de haber sido comprada por Overture en febrero de 2003, Yahoo adquirió Overture y sus propiedades (incluyendo a AltaVista) en julio de 2003.

Es una lástima ver a uno de los primeros sitios bien conocidos decirle adiós . Hasta la vista, AltaVista.

[Source/Fuente]: Yahoo! @ Tumblr: Keeping our Focus on What’s Next [].


The following is a list of products and/or services that will be closing down (info from the Yahoo account at Tumblr):
La siguiente es una lista de los productos y/o servicios que se cerrarán (info de la cuenta de Yahoo en Tumblr) :

Yahoo! Axis (June 28, 2013)

If you installed the browser plug-in, it will no longer work. If you downloaded the app, it will continue to work, but won’t be actively maintained. We encourage you to use the Yahoo! Search app for iOS and Android.

Yahoo! Browser Plus (June 28, 2013)

To see all of our current developer offerings, please go here.

Citizen Sports (June 28, 2013)

You can still get all the latest sports news on Yahoo! Sports, play fantasy sports like Fantasy Football,  and stay up-to-date when you’re on the go with our new Yahoo! Sports app for iOS and Android.

Yahoo! WebPlayer (June 30, 2013)

If you’re a publisher and currently using Yahoo! WebPlayer on your site, after June 30 the Yahoo! WebPlayer won’t load. Your users will continue to be able to play media files using native browser support. You may wish to locate and remove the following line in your code:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”“></script>

FoxyTunes (July 1, 2013)

To see the latest in the music world, please visit Yahoo! Music.

Yahoo! RSS Alerts (July 1, 2013)

To continue to get the latest content that you care about, you can subscribe to Keyword News alerts at our Yahoo! Alerts and receive them via email.

Yahoo! Neighbors Beta (July 8, 2013)

You can visit Yahoo! Local Search to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood.

AltaVista (July 8, 2013)

Please visit Yahoo! Search for all of your searching needs.

Yahoo! Stars India (July 25, 2013)

To stay up on all your favorite celebrity news, check out Yahoo! India OMG!.

Yahoo! Downloads Beta (July 31, 2013)

Yahoo! Downloads will no longer support 3rd party downloads. It will continue to offer downloads of Yahoo! products likeYahoo! Toolbar  or Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! Local API (September 28, 2013)

As part of this shutdown, all Yahoo! Local API documentation will also be removed from the Yahoo! Developer Network portal.

Yahoo! Term Extraction API (September 28, 2013)

We are eliminating direct access to the Yahoo! Term Extraction API and as of September 28, will require developers to go through YQL. We encourage all existing users of the Term Extraction Legacy API to migrate to YQL requests by September 28You can use the YQL forums for any questions you might have about migrating to YQLIf you are already using the Term Extraction API via YQL, you don’t need to take any action.

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