DEADPOOL

  • Delightful, The ‘Date Concierge’ Startup Out Of OKCupid Labs, Hits The Deadpool

    Delightful, The ‘Date Concierge’ Startup Out Of OKCupid Labs, Hits The Deadpool

    Just three months after its public launch, Delightful, the startup that helped build “tailored dates” for romantic couples short on time, has shut down. Delightful was created last year as one of the first products out of OK Cupid Labs, and quietly launched in beta last year. The company’s service, which allowed you to either choose a pre-planned date or build your own… Read More

  • Digital Postal Mail Startup Zumbox Hits The Deadpool

    Digital Postal Mail Startup Zumbox Hits The Deadpool

    Zumbox, the startup that created a service to deliver postal mail digitally in a paperless format, is shutting down. The company announced the shutdown in an email sent this week to users of the service, which was first posted by InfoTrends writer Matt Swain. Zumbox is recommending that users export their digital documents by Monday April 14th — less than a week from today. It’s a… Read More

  • With ‘No Meaningful Position Beyond Flash’, Gaming Platform Mochi Media Will Close March 31

    With ‘No Meaningful Position Beyond Flash’, Gaming Platform Mochi Media Will Close March 31

    Mochi Media, a distribution and monetizing platform for Flash-based games that was acquired by Shanda Games for $80 million in 2010, is closing down, with all services ceasing March 31. The latest casualty in the decline of Flash, Mochi’s shut-down is also a message to those businesses built on it to diversify or perish. Read More

  • Goodreads Competitor Slice Bookshelf Shuts Down

    Slice Bookshelf, a social community for readers taking on Amazon-owned Goodreads by offering a more modern experience, and one that was less dependent on manual input from users, is shutting down. The company says that, going forward, it’s focusing on improvements to its core product, mobile shopping companion, Slice, instead. The news comes on the heels of last summer’s… Read More

  • FindIt’s Universal Search App Closes Down

    Tough times for cross-platform personal search tools, maybe? Techstars Chicago grad FindIt, a mobile application offering universal search across your emails and files stored in the cloud, is shutting down, the company announced in an email sent out to the service’s early adopters. The app, which allowed you to quickly connect your Gmail, Dropbox and Google Drive accounts, then search… Read More

  • Inq Mobile, One Of The First Facebook Phone Makers, Shuts Down

    Inq Mobile, One Of The First Facebook Phone Makers, Shuts Down

    Inq Mobile, one of the first companies to build a Facebook phone, announced that it has shut down with a message on its site (h/t Android Police). The U.K.-based, Hutchison Whampoa-backed company didn’t say why it decided to close. We’ve emailed them for more information. Read More

  • Wine-As-A-Service Company Rewinery Has Shut Down

    Wine-As-A-Service Company Rewinery Has Shut Down

    Today Rewinery confirmed with TechCrunch that it has ended its San Francisco-area wine delivery service. As a company, Rewinery had a simple plan: Amazing wines delivered to you, now, at discounted price points. If that sounds appealing, you’ll understand the excitement TechCrunch had at the launch of the service. However, after existing for more than a year with what its now former… Read More

  • Everpix, The Cloud-Based Photo Startup, Is Shutting Down

    Everpix, The Cloud-Based Photo Startup, Is Shutting Down

    When it comes to photo-oriented web services, for every slam-dunk success like Instagram, there seem to be quite a few Color-like shutdowns. And today, another photo startup is hitting the deadpool. Everpix, the San Francisco startup that launched its cloud-oriented photo storage and sharing platform at SF Disrupt in 2011, announced today it is shutting down. Starting now, new sign-ups and… Read More

  • Forkly, The Foodspotting Competitor From Brightkite Founders, Is Looking For A New Home

    Forkly, The Foodspotting Competitor From Brightkite Founders, Is Looking For A New Home

    Forkly, a Foodspotting competitor launched back 2010, is shutting down. Well, sort of – it will remain open for six to eight months, and maybe more, while looking for a new home, we’re told. It looked like bad news for the company when one of its co-founders, Martin May, left the startup to join as CTO at Push.io, and now we’ve confirmed why: Forkly is “in… Read More

  • After Buying Wibiya For $45M, Conduit Discontinues Product As It Shifts Away From Toolbars

    After Buying Wibiya For $45M, Conduit Discontinues Product As It Shifts Away From Toolbars

    Less than a month after browser-toolbar and mobile startup Conduit merged its Client Connect division with Perion, the company is making another change to its business. Conduit has announced that it will be discontinuing Wibiya, the social browser toolbar service that it acquired in 2011 for $45 million, as it shifts further away from its toolbar business. Read More

  • Tutorspree, The Tutor-Matching Startup Backed By Sequoia And YC, Shuts Down

    Tutorspree, The Tutor-Matching Startup Backed By Sequoia And YC, Shuts Down

    Tutorspree, the New York-based tutor-matching startup that had been dubbed the “Airbnb for tutoring” when it launched out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2011 class, is shutting down. The company’s three co-founders Aaron Harris, Josh Abrams and Ryan Bednar announced the closure this morning in a post to Tutorspree’s official blog, writing: Read More

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