Firm looks to ‘sharpen its focus’

Yahoo shuts down 7 products, including its BlackBerry app and Yahoo Message Boards

Yahoo has announced that seven of its products will be discontinued as it looks to focus on core products and experiences.

Along with its BlackBerry smartphone app and the Yahoo Message Boards, the firm will be closing Yahoo Clues, Yahoo Avatars, Yahoo App Search, Yahoo Sports IQ, and Yahoo Updates API.

"Before making these decisions, we look at a variety of factors. The most critical question we ask is whether the experience is truly a daily habit that still resonates for all of you today," read Yahoo’s blog.

"Ultimately, we’re making these changes in an effort to sharpen our focus. By continuing to hone in on our core products and experiences, we’ll be able to make our existing products the very best they can be."

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