Recently, Yahoo has been trying to regain their internet prominence. Although they haven’t always succeeded, they keep trying. They have been experimenting with mobile advertising and creating native ads. Today they took another step in the right direction, and they might have to pay a big price for it if this bet doesn’t pay off. They removed Google and Facebook login options from their sites.
Yahoo will require their users to create and use a Yahoo User ID for their services, like fantasy sports and flickr. According to a recent study, and at least half of them use them to gain access to at least one site or more. Facebook is the most prominent one of the bunch.
Yahoo purchased the social visualization company Vizify. They are now shutting down the site, or as they call it, sunsetting. We will see what happens with that.