As Yahoo continues to reconsider exactly which properties are core to the company, Yahoo Tech has failed to make the cut. The site has been given an end-of-life date, and everything of value (including visitors) will just be used to provide another Yahoo asset a lift.
An announcement that Nick Saint spotted today reads, "As of March 11, 2010, tech.yahoo.com will no longer be available. Visitors to the site will be redirected to Yahoo! Technology News where they will continue to have access to the best technology content available online."
A few people are sure to protest this move; Yahoo noted that tech.yahoo.com profiles, along with ratings and reviews, will be deleted, and no one likes to lose data.
However, this is probably a smart decision on Yahoo’s part given that Yahoo Tech’s existence seems a little redundant. It doesn’t do much for Yahoo in terms of search and advertising, either.
Then here’s one more good reason for the site to get shuttered: Although Nick Saint absolutely deserves credit for being the first blogger to spot Yahoo’s announcement, the Yahoo Tech closure notice appears to have been posted a full five days ago.