Yahoo announced today that it is retiring five of its products at the end of this month, including Upcoming, Yahoo Kids and Yahoo Deals. Older versions of Yahoo Mail will be disabled as well on June 3.

In an attempt to narrow their focus, Yahoo stated they wanted to put their energy into building “beautiful products,” citing Yahoo Mail for iPad and Android tablets, andYahoo Weather for iPhone that were both introduced this week.

Upcoming, Yahoo’s events and calendar tool, will be cease to exist as of April 30, 2013 along with its API support. Other products scheduled to retire this month include Yahoo Kids, YahooDeals, SMS Alerts, and Yahoo Mail and Messenger feature phone (J2ME) apps.

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