Yahoo drops FYI that it is terminating itself

Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Internet. While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they’re passionate about, our business has evolved and at the end of 2014 (December 31), we will retire the Yahoo Directory. Advertisers will be upgraded to a new service; more details to be communicated directly.

Progress Report: Continued Product Focus | Yahoo

And Directory goes out with a muffled whimper in a deliberately easy to miss Tumblr post.