Along with several changes in its products and services, Yahoo took people by surprise by announcing the shut down of the Yahoo Maps at the end of this month after an running for eight years. According to Yahoo, “The Yahoo Maps site will close at the end of June. We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo’s priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago.”
Though Yahoo will continue to show mapping within their services but it won’t necessarily be powered by their own mapping services.
Over the past few years, Yahoo has slowed their innovation around maps.
Yahoo has also announced the end of Yahoo Pipes, a developer tool and some additional product changes, in addition to shutting down of the Yahoo maps.Yahoo To Shut Down Yahoo Maps!,