Effective August 26, 2021, Yahoo India has ceased publication of content in India and has shut down Yahoo’s content operations in the country.
The content offerings closed include Yahoo News, Yahoo Cricket, Finance, Entertainment and MAKERS India.
Yahoo did not come to this decision lightly, after Yahoo India felt it’s been impacted by changes to regulatory laws in India that now limit the foreign ownership of media companies that operate and publish digital content in India.
Yahoo has had a long association with India as it provided both premium and local content to its users for the last 20 years.
In case you are a Yahoo Mail user, this change does not affect you in any way. This development does not impact products like Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Search, where the company will continue to serve users in India as before, without any change.
So, have all Yahoo India news sites shut down?
Yes. The Yahoo India sites that have shut down include Yahoo Cricket, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, Entertainment, and MAKERS India. The new FDI regulations for digital media limit foreign ownership of media companies that operate and publish digital content in India in the ‘News and Current Affairs’ space, impacting our products Yahoo Cricket, Finance, News, Entertainment, and MAKERS India.
Will my mail account address change?
Absolutely not. There will be no impact on your Yahoo Mail account from this development. Your email ID will remain unchanged.
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