Yahoo announces closure of several products and websites

The progress report for Yahoo Products has been released by Yahoo. Some key changes include the closure of some products and websites, and support for older Apple devices.
 
Here are some upcoming product changes.
 
Yahoo Maps

Yahoo Maps will shut down at the end of June. It was around for more than 8 years, but has suffered tough competition from Google Maps and Bing Maps. However the support for maps will be available on Yahoo Search and other properties like Flickr, etc.
 
Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes is going into read-only mode on August 30. It is a tool to filter, aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. As stated on the official website of Yahoo Pipes:
 
Thank you for using Yahoo Pipes! To help focus our efforts on core Yahoo product experiences, users will no longer be able to create new Pipes starting August 30th 2015. The service will be put in read-only mode until we will discontinue Yahoo Pipes on September 30th 2015. You can find more details here.
 
GeoPlanet and PlaceSpotter APIs

These two APIs will no longer be supported by Yahoo after Q3. According to Yahoo, Yahoo Query Language (YQL) for non-commercial usage and BOSS Geo Services for commercial usage are already proving the same functionality.
 
Support prior to iOS 5

On June 15, the support for Yahoo Mail on the built-in mail app for devices prior to iOS 5 will end. The support for syncing Yahoo Contacts for Macs prior to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will also end on the same date as announced by Yahoo in its report. However, users can access them on these devices using the Safari Mobile Browser.
 
Other Closures
  • In early July, Yahoo Entertainment for Singapore will close.
  • Yahoo TV in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Canada will be closed at the end of June.
  • Yahoo Autos in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, and Italy will be closed at the end of June.
  • Yahoo Music in France and Canada, Yahoo Movies in Spain and Yahoo Philippines homepage will close in mid-June.
For more visit the official progress report from Yahoo Inc.