Yahoo Shelves Meebo Competitor myM

Yahoo has killed off their web chat ambitions, we’ve heard. The six person team that was working on the unlaunched myM service are now working on the webmail product. (update: commenters have noted that the Yahoo web messenger product remains live).

Chris Szeto, the director of product management for Yahoo Messenger, oversaw the project but has since moved on to join Sequoia-backed Meebo. From what we hear, myM was going to basically be a Meebo clone. But the team has dispersed, and the software has been shelved indefinitely.

It joins the deadpool. For posterity, we’d love to see a screen shot of what the service looked like. If you were a beta tester and have one, please email it to us (editor at techcrunch).