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Yahoo Japan Will Make Sure Users' Digital Lives Die When They Do

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:38:31 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Yahoo is offering an appropriately named "Yahoo Ending" service in Japan that will help users "solve problems in the last moments of life," according to a translated news release.

The service is a bit like a digital undertaker -- but with everything prearranged by the person before they die.

It will delete any messages stored in a user's account and terminate any billing connected to Yahoo. It even allows users to create a memorial tribute site for themselves where they can leave a farewell message for family and friends. The site will only be published once their death is confirmed, according to the company.

Yahoo Ending also allows people to make their own funeral arrangements and offers help for writing a will.

There's no word yet on whether the service will be introduced outside of Japan.


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