As of April 30, 2013, Yahoo! Axes "Deals, SMS Alerts, Older Version of Mail" and More

Yahoo! announces killing of several producs as of April 30, 2013, including: "Upcoming, Kids, Mail and Messenger feature phone (J2ME) apps," and more.

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Yahoo! has just announced that as of April 30, 2013, the following products and services will be killed:

Upcoming will be going away. "If you have uploaded events to the site, you can download your information," Yahoo said. Check here.

Additionally, Yahoo will also "no longer" support the Upcoming API.

Yahoo! Deals will be going away too. You can find out instructions on how to save your coupons prior to the Yahoo! Deals shutdown here.

Yahoo! SMS Alerts is giving way to the latest mobile apps including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! Sports, or Yahoo! Finance.

For those, receiving horoscope alerts, can check horoscope on Alternatively, you can go to and select to receive your alerts via email or Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! Kids (formerly known as Yahooligans) will be going away. Yahoo says, users who are under 13 can register for a Yahoo! ID through Family Accounts program, connect with family and friends through Yahoo! Mail and Messenger, and check out upcoming family friendly films on Yahoo! Movies.

Yahoo! Mail and Messenger feature phone (J2ME) apps going too as the company is founced to support Yahoo! Mail and Messenger via mobile web for users with feature phones.

We also offer Yahoo! Mail apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8; and Yahoo! Messenger apps for Android and iOS.

Older versions of Yahoo! Mail will no longer be available, and those using it are advised to switch to the new Yahoo! Mail.

Those on dial-up or an older browser, will be served an HTML only / basic version of the new Yahoo! Mail.

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