Yahoo Closing Its Briefcase

Posted Jan 30, 2009

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) plans to be discontinuing their Briefcase service.  Briefcase is a Yahoo! service allows people to store files online.  Yahoo! Briefcase will be shut down on March 30.  Yahoo! told users to retrieve or delete their documents before shutting down the service.  Yahoo! Briefcase offered users 30MB of free online storage.  The service was launched about 10 years ago.  The service “usage has been significantly declining over the years, as users outgrew the need for Yahoo Briefcase and turned to offerings with much more storage and enhanced sharing capabilities.”

The news of Yahoo! Briefcase shutting down this service arrives on the same day that Google was revealed to be working on GDrive, a file storage service.  Microsoft SkyDrive offers 25GB of free storage online too.  Other services that Yahoo! shut down recently includes Mash, Content Match in Europe, and their unlimited music service.