Yahoo! Axis AltaVista, Axis, RSS Alerts and More Products, Buys Qwiki for $50M

Yahoo! announces closer of: AltaVista, Axis, RSS Alerts, WebPlayer, FoxyTune, and Seven other products, with some goes down on June 28. Reimagine Yahoo!'s storytelling experience with Qwiki.

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Yahoo! is sunsetting a few products to continue to focus and deliver experiences that enhance daily lives of its users including:

Yahoo! Axis, a browser plug-in, will no longer work from June 28, 2013 onwards. If you downloaded the app, "it will continue to work, but won't be actively maintained," Yahoo said. Instead, users can now the Yahoo! Search app for iOS and Android.

Yahoo! Browser Plus shutting down on June 28, 2013. Visit here to see all of current developer offerings.

With latest sports news now available on Yahoo! Sports, as well as on new Yahoo! Sports app for iOS and Android--Yahoo is closing down Citizen Sports on June 28, 2013.

Those, using Yahoo! WebPlayer on their site, note "after June 30 the Yahoo! WebPlayer won't load." So, webmaster are advised to remove the following javascript code in their HTML:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Your users will continue to be able to play media files using native browser support.

Yahoo! eliminating direct access to the Yahoo! Term Extraction API as of September 28. And, all existing users of the Term Extration Legacy API are advise to migrate to YQL requests by September 28. "If you are already using the Term Extraction API via YQL, you don't need to take any action," the company said.

FoxyTunes giving way to Yahoo! Music, will no longer work from July 1, 2013 onwards. To see the latest in the music world, you can now visit Yahoo! Music.

To get the latest content that you care about, you can now subscribe to Keyword News alerts at Yahoo! Alerts and receive them via email--as Yahoo! RSS Alerts shuts down on July 1, 2013.

Yahoo! Neighbors Beta closing on July 8, 2013-you can visit Yahoo! Local Search to find out what's going on in your neighborhood.

AltaVista on July 8, 2013, making way to Yahoo! Search.

Check out Yahoo! India OMG!--as Yahoo! Stars India shuts down on July 25, 2013.

To stay up on all your favorite celebrity news

Yahoo! Downloads Beta starting July 31, will no longer support 3rd party downloads. "It will continue to offer downloads of Yahoo! products like Yahoo! Toolbar or Yahoo! Messenger."

All Yahoo! Local API documentation will also be removed on September 28, 2013, from the Yahoo! Developer Network portal.

Update 07/03: Yahoo! has acquired Qwiki, a company that uses awesome technology to bring together pictures, music and video to capture the art of storytelling for $50 million.

The Qwiki app automatically turns pictures and videos that you already have on your iPhone into quick, beautiful movies to share, including transitions and a soundtrack.

"We're thrilled to announce that Qwiki is joining Yahoo! We will continue to support the Qwiki app, and the team will join Yahoo! in our New York city office to reimagine Yahoo!'s storytelling experience," Yahoo stated.

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