Yahoo! to shutdown GeoCities

Posted: April 26, 2009 in Tech

Yahoo is set to officially shut down GeoCities by the end of 2009. The free personal web-page host, which Yahoo acquired in 1999, is a relic from the Web 1.0 era, which cost Yahoo an estimated $4.6 billion.

The Geocities website contains the following message:
“After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We’ll share more details this summer. For now, please sign in or visit the help center for more information.”

The service will be shuttered as part of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s cost cutting initiatives.

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