Another One Bites The Dust: Yahoo Shutters Kickstart

Yahoo is definitely on a cutting spree: after shutting down both Y!Live and Jumpcut, as well as selling off Kelkoo, it’s now time for Yahoo Kickstart to pay a visit to the deadpool.

Kickstart was launched by the company’s Advanced Products Group in April this November last year and aimed to connect students and alumni at specific colleges and universities and also help them connect on a professional level.

When it debuted, many wondered if there was room for Kickstart, given the fact that Facebook and LinkedIn pretty much had that ground covered already and the service didn’t really bring anything new to the table. It was really job board disguised as a social network (the site now suggests visitors go to Yahoo’s Hotjobs).

The shutdown doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as the service had been dealing with downtime and a ton of error messages for several weeks now, but we guess the image below makes it official.

(Thank you Dan for the tip)