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Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social network this week. The app allow

ClusterHQ, an early player in the container ecosystem, calls it quits

ClusterHQ, an early player in the container DevOps ecosystem, today announced that it is shutting down operations immediately. “Unfortunately, it’s often the pioneers who end up with arrows in

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

Fishing in the dead pool

Josh Rochlin Contributor Josh Rochlin recently retired from IBM. He was the CEO of Xtify and later the big fish @ IBM’s mobile engagement business. Josh can be found on the Prowler 5 off the Atlanti

Home furnishings retailer Dot & Bo closes down

Online furniture retailer Dot & Bo has closed its doors today. The San Francisco-based company said in an announcement that it had been in "deep discussions to be acquired by a prominent public co

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&#

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

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

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 substantia

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,

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"
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