Yahoo has announced a new service named Yahoo! Search Alerts. It is basically a replacement service for Yahoo! RSS Alerts which is being discontinued.
Instead of getting alerts through a RSS feed, Yahoo now wants you to subscribe to updates by email.
The company highlighted the features of Yahoo! Search Alerts:
To help you find hot-off-the-press information on the things that are important to you, like breaking news about a specific topic or the latest images of your favorite celebrity, we’re launching a brand-new Yahoo! Search Alerts experience. All you have do is tell us the topics you want to be alerted about, and we will constantly scour the web for you, emailing you when we find a new hit so that you will always be in-the-know.