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Yahoo Buzz to Die on April 21, 2011

We saw it coming. Yahoo has officially announced that it is going to shut down Yahoo Buzz as of April 21, 2011. Yahoo Buzz is a Digg-like product where users can rank stories from publishers.

Yahoo Buzz LogoAccording to the message onf the Yahoo Buzz website:

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.


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Launched in 2008 as a Digg-like aggregate, Yahoo Buzz never really took off and now Yahoo realizes that it is not worth maintaining.

We heard rumors about the shut down on many yahoo products in December 2010, including  Buzz  as well as Delicious, AltaVista, MyBlogLog, Yahoo! Bookmarks, Yahoo! Picks, and AlltheWeb. Yahoo is trying her best to keep Delicious alive.

Earlier 2011, Yahoo shut down MyBlogLog and AllTheWeb. Lets see what comes next in the “Shut Down” list.

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