Yahoo has revealed in a short progress report that they intend to discontinue Yahoo Directory, the first service the company offered, at the end of 2014. The company will also be discontinuing Yahoo Education (on September 30th, 2014) and Qwiki (on November 1st, 2014) as part of their refocusing.
Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Internet. While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they’re passionate about, our business has evolved and at the end of 2014 (December 31), we will retire the Yahoo Directory. Advertisers will be upgraded to a new service; more details to be communicated directly.