Yahoo has axed its Search Monkey platform in the wake of a deal to use Microsoft's Bing to power its web searches.
The company has put a stop to its platform, barring third party web developers from developing, managing and offering better search results by creating applications in Yahoo search services, as it begins the transition to Bing search, technology news website Cnet reported on Tuesday.
“Third party custom result apps, infobar apps, and data services will no longer appear on Yahoo's search results. For developers who wish to retain their code, please export it using your favourite copy/paste tool before then," wrote Natasha Fattedad, principal product manager at Yahoo Search in an official blogpost.
The future of Search Monkey, launched in May 2008, was always in question since Yahoo signed a 10 year search partnership deal with Microsoft in 2009.
As part of the search partnership, Microsoft will provide Yahoo with its technology of ranking and listing search results along with back-end services. Yahoo holds the responsibility to display those results