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Bye Bye Buzz: Yahoo Discontinues Its Sharing Feature

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Buzz no more: Yahoo is discontinuing their Buzz feature, a Digg-like application for sharing news.

"Yahoo! Buzz will be discontinued as of April 21, 2011. As of this date, you will be unable to access the Yahoo! Buzz site. This was a hard decision. However this will help us focus on our core strengths and new innovations," Yahoo wrote.

Buzz, which was introduced in 2008, let users share photo uploads, status changes, or recommended news stories through a button. That button could also be added to other web pages to enable further sharing.

Buzz is not the first casualty of the company's recent streamlining efforts: bookmarking site Delicious (which is trying to separate from Yahoo and run independently), site tracker MyBlogLog and others were all revealed to be sunsetting through a slide show leaked in December.

"Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond," Yahoo said at the time.

The company has also laid off over 700 workers, while trying to turn the site around. They are expected to post a decline in profits when reporting first-quarter earnings this Tuesday.

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