updated 11:18 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2014
First migration related to NCAA basketball tourney bracket selection
Adding to the list of substantive changes by the new CEO, Yahoo will stop the practice of letting users access Yahoo services by signing in with Google or Facebook login information. The migration will happen gradually, with the ultimate goal of 100 percent of services requiring a Yahoo account over the next year.
The first migrated service is the NCAA college basketball tournament portal Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick'Em. The change began on Monday.
"Yahoo is continually working on improving the user experience," said the company in a statement marking the change. The new focus on Yahoo login credentials will "offer the best personalized experience to everyone" according to the Yahoo statement.