Yahoo Shuttering Podcast Resource
Posted on September 27, 2007Read/Write Web reports that Yahoo is shuttering its podcast resource located at podcasts.yahoo.com. A message on Yahoo Podcasts reads, "Yahoo! apologizes deeply, but we will be closing down the Podcasts site on Oct. 31, 2007."
Two years to the month after launching its large podcast search and listening site, Yahoo! has announced that Yahoo! Podcasts will cease operation on Halloween, October 31st. The site never came out of Beta before the plug was pulled. There's not much information available beyond an underlined non-link now at the top of the site reading "Yahoo! apologizes deeply, but we will be closing down the Podcasts site on Oct. 31, 2007."Yahoo claimed thse service was "among the largest and best organized collections of podcasts on the Internet." The Yahoo podcast resource usually was mentioned in articles and posts about podcast resources so it is suprising they are closing it. There are competing podcast resources such as Podcast.net, Podcast Alley, iTunes, Odeo, Podcast Bunker, Podscope, NPR's Podcast Directory and AmigoFish where people can find podcasts to listen to.