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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 ex

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.

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

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 th

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 cea

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, A

UPDATED: Turntable.fm Clone Plug.dj Has Shut Down

9/28/15 UPDATE: According to a blog post on its site, Plug.dj has shut down as of 3PM PT. A playlist export tool is available. Thank you for the fun! We’ll be shutting down at 3PM PDT today –

Wuala, The Secure P2P Cloud Storage Service Acquired By LaCie, To Shut Down

In a <a target="_blank" href="https://support.wuala.com/2015/08/wuala-shutdown-notice/">blog post</a> to customers, secure P2P cloud storage service Wuala just announced that it is to shut down.

Yahoo Sunsets Yahoo Pipes, An IFTTT Precursor, Along With Yahoo Maps And More

Before there were tools like IFTTT, which lets you mash up data from web services along with other content in new ways, there was Yahoo Pipes, an online (and somewhat geeky) visual interface tha

After Facebook Acqui-Hired Branch Media In 2014, Founders Shutter Branch (And Potluck)

Another day, another acqui-hired shutdown, albeit a pretty long, drawn-out one. Branch Media, acquired by Facebook in January 2014, has shut down the two sites that it created, online "conversations"

Price-Tracking Service PoachIt Shuts Down

Price monitoring as a standalone service doesn't seem to be resonating with consumers. The latest example? PoachIt, a smart shopping tool that helped consumers track price changes and find discounts v

Balanced To Close Its Payment Platform, Strikes Transition Deal With Rival Stripe

The march of consolidation in the world of e-commerce has claimed its latest victim. Balanced, a payments platform for peer-to-peer marketplace businesses, is closing its doors after failing to grow

With Treat’s Shutdown, Shutterfly Exits The Mobile Greeting Card Business

Shutterfly, the publishing company that operates a number of online and mobile brands associated with personal photo printing, is now shutting down Treat, its online and mobile greeting card service.

Everest, The Peter Thiel-Backed App For Achieving Your Dreams, Shuts Down

Everest, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile startup that launched an app last year to help you "achieve your dreams," is shutting down. The company had raised $2.2 million over three rounds, according to dat

Sproutkin Ditches Its “Netflix For Kids’ Books” Service, Moves Into Digital Subscriptions

Parents weren’t interested in a “Netflix for Children’s Books” service, apparently. A company called Sproutkin, which launched in spring of 2013 offering shipments of just un

Location-Based Video Editing App Clinch Heads To The Deadpool

Mobile video app Clinch (not to be confused with Klout’s Cinch) is heading to the deadpool, but the company itself lives on, developing products for the digital advertising space. First introd

No More Words From TuneWiki As Vert Capital Pulls The Plug On Its Music Lyric App

Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

About six years ago, former Apple Application Division CTO Jean-Marie Hullot founded Fotopedia, a startup that in its early days tried to bring the coffee table book experience to the iPad (and later

Mobile Music Streaming Startup Bloom.fm Fails To Escape The Deadpool, Will Shutter In Next Few Days

Just in: After a gallant effort to avoid the deadpool after its investor, Russian TV channel TNT, withdrew funding a few weeks ago, mobile-first UK music streaming startup <a target="_blank" href="htt

Samba Mobile, Another Ad-Funded Free 3G Startup, Hits The Deadpool — But Its Tech Lives On As B2B Play

Samba Mobile, a U.K. startup that was offering free 3G broadband in exchange for users watching video adverts on PCs and tablets, has shut down after less than two years of operation. Samba had launc
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