Yahoo shuts down remaining China services
After LinkedIn ….
Yahoo’s withdrawal came less than a month after another US tech company, Microsoft’s professional networking platform LinkedIn, announced it was shutting down operations in China.. In public, the company blamed a “significantly more challenging operating environment” as well as “greater compliance requirements in China”.
On Tuesday, Yahoo users in mainland China were told the company’s services would no longer be accessible. The products affected included Aol.com and news outlets such as TechCrunch. Users of apps such as Yahoo Weather were told in October that it would be discontinued this month, according to the Wall Street Journal.
On November 2nd, it was learned from Yahoo China’s official website that from November 1, 2021, users will not be able to use Yahoo’s products and services from mainland China.
Officials said that this does not affect Yahoo’s products and services in other parts of the world.
In addition, Yahoo’s well-known technology media Engadget announced that it will close the “Engadget China Edition” that provides simplified Chinese content from November 1.
The official Sina Weibo update of engadgetChina also stayed on October 29. At the same time, the certification mark has turned gray, and the information shows that “the qualification of this company has not been reviewed annually.”
At present, visiting the homepage of Engadget China will guide users to the Engadget Chinese site with traditional Chinese content.
According to data, Yahoo was once the world’s number one portal search website, with business in 24 countries and regions, providing diversified network services to more than 500 million independent users worldwide.
In September 1999, the Yahoo China website was launched. In August 2005, Yahoo China was wholly acquired by Alibaba Group.
In 2013, China Yahoo Mail, News, and Community announced the suspension of services, and the original team will focus on the dissemination of Alibaba Group’s public welfare undertakings.