There Goes the Neighborhood…Yahoo! Neighbors Suddenly Shuts Doors

Search Engine Giant Yahoo! Ends Its "Neighbors" App, Users Migrate to Crowdfynd

Online PR News – 03-July-2013 – Chicago, IL – As Yahoo! CEO Melissa Mayer continues her rebrand of the search engine's core business, the pending closure of the sporadically popular "Neighbors" application forces users to find a new place to migrate their community. Chicago-based start-up crowdfynd is absorbing a portion of those users who are actively engaging via Lost & Found posts, neighborhood watch organizing and community message boarding.

The increase in user traffic to the mobile-first crowdfynd community, which also offers a website and social media tie-in, creates an even transfer for Yahoo! users who had little say in the sudden end of "Neighbors." After a Top 5 showing at Techweek Chicago's LAUNCH competition, marketing agreements with Hailo Chicago and Lyft Chicago, the bump of activity kicks off a busy July for crowdfynd.

"Our most active users were already the type you'd find typically posting on Yahoo! Neighbors, " observed crowdfynd's Corey Benjamin. "Pet Owners, Parents and Community Groups have really come to rely on a virtual network to compliment their real-world relationships and when options like Everyblock or Yahoo! Neighbors disappear, we're there to meet those needs."

For more information on crowdfynd, visit or download the crowdfynd app from the iTunes store. crowdfynd for Android is slated for release in mid-Summer 2013.