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  • Cloud development platform Nitrous.io shuts down

    Cloud development platform Nitrous.io shuts down

    Nitrous.io, an online development environment and IDE, today announced that it is shutting down its service on November 14. The service is now closed for new signups and the team says it will refund any payments made after October 16. Nitrous’ existing users will be able to download their existing data soon. The team says that it will also soon release an open-source version of its… Read More

  • Fishing in the dead pool Crunch Network

    Fishing in the dead pool

    I have used my free time this summer revisiting a childhood passion: fishing. My father loved to fish. He would take me to Central Park’s Ramble and Lake with a hook and lure. I would inevitably catch something very small, put it in a cup and hope it would survive overnight to show my friends. As I grew older, we graduated to fishing boats launching from City Island and Sheepshead Bay. Read More

  • Blab shuts down, founders promise new app on the way

    Blab shuts down, founders promise new app on the way

    Livestreaming app Blab, which amassed 3.9 million users in just one year, shut down this weekend, its CEO Shaan Puri announced with a post on Medium late Friday. The app, which competed with Twitter’s Periscope, Facebook Live, IBM-owned UStream.tv and other media companies in the livestreaming game, was created at Monkey Inferno, a tech incubator self-funded by the founders of Bebo… Read More

  • Vyclone hits the deadpool

    Vyclone hits the deadpool

    The end has come for Vyclone, an app that combines videos shot by different participants at the same event. With a message on its website – and a rather melodramatic introduction – the company announced today “with a heavy heart” that the Vyclone app will be switched off on July 22, 2016. Launched in 2012, the company aimed to help its users “make… Read More

  • 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

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