Yahoo shuts down services in China2021-11-02 18:55 by Daniela
Tags: Yahoo, China
Yahoo announced it is ending its services in China, more than 20 years after it entered the country and on the same day a data protection law takes effect in the world's second largest economy.
"In recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment in China, Yahoo's suite of services will no longer be accessible from mainland China as of November 1," according to a statement from a Yahoo spokesperson.
Access to many of Yahoo's features in China have disappeared since 2013, including email and news. In 2015, Yahoo closed its Beijing office and eliminated roughly 300 jobs.
Yahoo has become the second US tech firm to pull out of China in as many months. Less than one month ago, Microsoft shut down the Chinese version of LinkedIn. The service had been active in China since 2014, but this past March, the country advised Microsoft to "better regulate" the content on its platform. Months went by and in the end, Microsoft elected to replace the Chinese version of LinkedIn with a new app.
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