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Yahoo Closes Yahoo Live; Is Yahoo Kickstart Gone Too?
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira is reporting that Yahoo has announced the closure of Yahoo Live. Yahoo Live was part of the brickhouse program which was where Yahoo would try out a large number of different "quick apps" and see which ones stick. The Yahoo Live blog confirms the closure and notes that the service will shut down on December 3, 2008.
Another service I’ve wondered about is Yahoo Kickstart, a "connection" source for students and alumni looking for a job, hiring or just keeping in touch. When the service launched I wondered why they created it and gave it a "WTF alert". As of this afternoon, attempts to load the site are met with the error message below. Perhaps Yahoo is really starting to focus on the applications and services where they can drive usage, revenue, and value.