Yahoo! China shuts down news services

Yahoo! China looks to be shutting down its news and community services, redirecting to the services of a company it has a stake in

YAHOO! IN CHINA. The social media giant Yahoo! is not doing as well as hoped in China, leading to the shuttering of some services. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

MANILA, Philippines – Following the August 19 shutdown of Yahoo! China’s email services it seems more Yahoo! services in the region are being shuttered.

The Global Times is reporting that, some time during the weekend, Yahoo! stopped offering news and community services in China.

The Next Web adds that the Yahoo! China website currently shows a farewell post and then redirects people to now.taobao.com. Taobao is a website run by Alibaba, an e-commerce group which Yahoo! has a stake in.

Currently, the direction of Yahoo! in China looks to be unclear. With what looks to be a push towards getting Yahoo! users in China to work with Alibaba instead, the current assumption seems to be that Yahoo! China may fold into Alibaba in the region. – Rappler.com

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