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  • Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming that at least some of the company is getting acquired. We heard of the shutdown initially from one of Simply Hired’s partners, who received an email Friday from the company noting that it is terminating… Read More

  • On-demand private chef startup Kitchit shuts down

    On-demand private chef startup Kitchit shuts down

    Kitchit, the startup that brought chefs into your home to cook for you, is shutting down because “investment runways are finite, and unfortunately ours reached its end at a moment of substantial upheaval in the food-tech world,” Kitchit founders Brendan Marshall and Ian Ferguson wrote on the company’s site. Marshall and Ferguson detail the entire story of the company… Read More

  • Dinner Lab shuts down after failing to find a sustainable business model

    Dinner Lab shuts down after failing to find a sustainable business model

    After laying off staff in December as it shifted business models to find a sustainable operation, Dinner Lab has officially shut down, according to a blog post on the company’s site. Dinner Lab, like many startups, is facing a challenging environment for startups that lately have to find their way to profitability instead of simply fund operations with venture capital. Gumroad, for… Read More

  • Instagram kills newly launched ‘Being’ app, which saw 50K downloads its first week

    Instagram kills newly launched ‘Being’ app, which saw 50K downloads its first week

    In case there was any doubt where Instagram was drawing the line when it came to its shutdown of third-party feed reading apps, it appears that its decision to revoke API access doesn’t just extend to those that offer an alternative means of browsing the photo-sharing service. It also reaches apps that offer an expansion of what you can do with Instagram – for example, the… Read More

  • Skype is killing its smart TV app

    Skype is killing its smart TV app

    Skype, the Microsoft-owned video calling service, has quietly announced that it will no longer offer an app for smart TVs from June. Read More

  • Tripda, Rocket Internet’s Carpooling Business, To Shut Down March 4

    Tripda, Rocket Internet’s Carpooling Business, To Shut Down March 4

    Another transportation startup has run out of gas while larger companies continue refuelling to tap into economies of scale. Tripda — a carpooling startup operating in 13 countries including the U.S. and backed by the Berlin-based incubator Rocket Internet — has announced that it will cease operations on March 4 after facing high operating costs and failing to raise funding to… Read More

  • Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik

    Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik

    Skype Qik, Microsoft’s attempt at spinning off video messaging into a simplified mobile application, is shutting down. The app was first introduced in fall 2014 to serve a different audience than the larger, more fully-featured, Skype application. Instead of offering real-time chat, screen sharing and audio and video calling, Qik was designed only for asynchronous video messaging. The… Read More

  • Flint Mobile Payments Go Offline, Tells Customers To Use Stripe To Continue Service

    Flint Mobile Payments Go Offline, Tells Customers To Use Stripe To Continue Service

    The number of startups hoping to break through into the world of payments appears to be shrinking a little bit more. Flint Mobile, a startup backed by the likes of Verizon and True Ventures, has ceased payment operations, and this week it started directing its customers to use Stripe for payments services. The shutdown has been slow and confusing, it seems. We have been trying to reach out… Read More

  • Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

    Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

    Amazon is exiting the daily deals space. According to a message now being displayed on the Amazon Local homepage, the company’s deals platform is closing up shop on December 18, 2015. At that point, Amazon will stop selling deals via the website and in the Amazon Local mobile app. Customers who have already bought deals, however, will still be able to use them, the company notes. Read More

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