But…how will I save my important dates!!!!!

Google apparently doesn’t have an exclusive lock on being a Blue Meanie. Not to be out-e-vil’d,  Yahoo! 1 has entered into the fray, shutting several of its long-time services:

Upcoming   2  
As of April 30, 2013, Upcoming will be going away. If you have uploaded events to the site, please click here to learn how to download your information. Additionally, effective on April 30, 2013, we will no longer support the Upcoming API.

Yahoo! Deals
As of April 30, 2013, Yahoo! Deals will be going away. You can find out more details about this, including instructions on how to save your coupons prior to the Yahoo! Deals shutdown here.

Yahoo! SMS Alerts
As of April 30, 2013, Yahoo! SMS Alerts will be going away. If you €™ve been receiving SMS alerts, we encourage you to stay-up-date on all the latest with our mobile apps including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! Sports, or Yahoo! Finance. If you €™ve been receiving horoscope alerts, you can check your horoscope on yahoo.com. Alternatively, you can go to alerts.yahoo.com and select to receive your alerts via email or Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! Kids
As of April 30, 2013, Yahoo! Kids (formerly known as Yahooligans) will be going away. Our youngest users still have plenty of opportunities to engage with Yahoo! content and products. For example, users who are under 13 can register for a Yahoo! ID through our Family Accounts program, connect with family and friends through Yahoo! Mail and Messenger, and check out upcoming family friendly films on Yahoo! Movies.3

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  1. It’s hard on my brain to imagine Yahoo! being relevant enough for anyone to care about these services being shuttered, but I have received actual wailing e-mails  about this announcement. Go figure.
  2. AKA Spammers Heaven
  3. None of these seem anywhere near as useful as Reader.

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