Yahoo! Briefcase Shutting Down March 31 2009

By Mike Maddaloni on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 04:00 AM with 2 comments

Yahoo! Briefcase logoAlmost a couple of years ago I reported about the demise of Yahoo! Points, and now I report on the end of Yahoo! Briefcase, which is shutting down March 31, 2009.

Yahoo! Briefcase? It was a Web-based file cabinet you could share with others. When I got the email I couldn’t think of what I could have up there to begin with. It turns out the files date back to 2001 for a project for the now-defunct Boston Jaycees. I took a quick look at them, and promptly deleted them.

It is widely reported of the problems at the one-time search giant, and this may or may not be related to them. Briefcase could have been a service not used frequently and they decided to axe it. As there are other comparable services – not to mention more secure ones like Mozy – it was probably overdue for shutting it down. I will compliment Yahoo! on notifying its customers before cutting the service. These days, too many services come and go, and who knows what happens with the data and information you had stored with them.

Now I am wondering what is next to fall. Any ideas?


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