Yahoo Maktoob to Close Zinza in 9 Days
We reported last month that Yahoo is shutting down around 27 sites, since then the NASDAQ listed company has been doing a number of cleanups and introducing further integration between Maktoob sites and Yahoo services and Yahoo’s corporate look and feel.
The 27 sites that Yahoo Maktoob will shutdown were all in Arabic, but today while hitting Zinza I also found out that this site will be closing in 9 days.
Zinza was launched by Maktoob before the acquisition sometimes last year as far as I remember, it some how works as a news aggregator like google news for the region, but with some more interesting features, such as filtering news into companies, people, sectors and places. It highlights how many times a person or a company has been mentioned in the news across the web.
The site now seems to be out of order as we see many old stories, some old as last year.
We will contact Yahoo Middle East to know which other sites they will also close.