Mashable: Facebook is shutting down Hobbi, the Pinterest competitor almost nobody used

Mashable: Facebook is shutting down Hobbi, the Pinterest competitor almost nobody used. “Facebook has quietly taken its Pinterest competitor Hobbi out behind the barn and shot it. Launched this February, iOS app Hobbi was promoted as a platform for collecting, organising, and sharing photos of projects you’re working on, ‘whether it’s cooking, baking, DIY, arts & crafts, fitness or home decor.’ So it was basically Pinterest for progress shots.”

Android Police: Google Photos subscription service for printed pictures is shutting down

Android Police: Google Photos subscription service for printed pictures is shutting down. “Google Photos has offered the ability to create and order photo books for years, but earlier this year, a new subscription option for photo prints was added. For $8 a month, ten of your best pictures from the previous month would be automatically selected, printed on cardstock, and mailed to you. However, after only four months, Google is ending the service.”

India Times: Google to shut down Neighbourly app in May

India Times: Google to shut down Neighbourly app in May. “Google is shutting down its neighbourhood community app Neighbourly, nearly two years after its launch. In a note to its users, the Internet giant said that the app hasn’t gained traction as they had hoped, due to which they will be closing down the app on May 12, 2020 and users will be able to download their Neighbourly content until October 12 this year.”

The Verge: Facebook is shutting down MSQRD, the AR selfie app it acquired in 2016

The Verge: Facebook is shutting down MSQRD, the AR selfie app it acquired in 2016. “On April 13th, Facebook will remove the MSQRD app from both the Android and iOS app stores. Facebook purchased MSQRD in 2016, and the AR app played a key role in boosting Facebook’s internal portfolio of AR image and video tools.”

Bleeping Computer: SETI@home Search for Alien Life Project Shuts Down After 21 Years

Bleeping Computer: SETI@home Search for Alien Life Project Shuts Down After 21 Years. “SETI@home has announced that they will no longer be distributing new work to clients starting on March 31st as they have enough data and want to focus on completing their back-end analysis of the data. SETI@home is a distributed computing project where volunteers contribute their CPU resources to analyze radio data from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). “

MakeUseOf: 7 HQ Trivia Alternatives for Fans of Quizzes

MakeUseOf: 7 HQ Trivia Alternatives for Fans of Quizzes . “HQ Trivia was a live quiz app that gave out real money to people for answering a series of questions correctly. Unfortunately, HQ Trivia is no more thanks to a diminishing audience and lack of funds. So, in this article, we list the best HQ Trivia alternatives for former fans.”

PC World: Five major Google products that might not live to see 2030

PC World: Five major Google products that might not live to see 2030. “With many of Google’s ancillary apps and services already in the graveyard, it stands to reason that some big-name products will get the ax over the next 10 years, as the landscape shifts away from traditional devices and new trends begin to emerge. Here are five major Google products that might not be around this time next decade.” It’s not major… but I am very worried about FeedBurner.

The tech we lost in 2019: RIP iTunes, MoviePass, and AirPower (Mashable)

Mashable: The tech we lost in 2019: RIP iTunes, MoviePass, and AirPower. “From folding phones to more wireless earbuds than we can name, there was a lot of new tech we fell in love with in 2019. But for every eye-popping new gadget we tried, there was another one that never made it. From Apple toys that once had so much promise (AirPower! 12-inch MacBook!), to those that were probably doomed from the start (MoviePass, Coolest Cooler), this is our annual reminder that no product or service can sustain itself on hype alone.”

CNET: Wunderlist is dead. These 3 to-do list apps make great alternatives

CNET: Wunderlist is dead. These 3 to-do list apps make great alternatives. “Wunderlist is still available to users until May 6, but is no longer accepting new signups. If you had been hoping Microsoft would give the popular Wunderlist task manager a reprieve, now’s the time to look for another list-making and organizational app to use. Here are three task-management app alternatives that allow you to directly import your Wunderlist lists.”

TechCrunch: Microsoft to finally shut down to do list app Wunderlist on May 6, 2020

TechCrunch: Microsoft to finally shut down to do list app Wunderlist on May 6, 2020. “Today, Microsoft is finally announcing a shut-down date for Wunderlist of May 6, 2020. After this date, Wunderlist to-do’s will no longer sync but users will still be able to import their content into Microsoft’s own To Do app.”

The Register: After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta… straight into ad giant’s graveyard

The Register: After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta… straight into ad giant’s graveyard. “Google has announced plans to close down its Cloud Print service over the coming year. The Mountain View goliath today told punters that, effective January 1, 2021, they will no longer be able to use the service to remotely print documents. Netizens are advised to spend the next 12 months finding and setting up a different way to print.”

Engadget: Google open sources Cardboard as it retreats from phone-based VR

Engadget: Google open sources Cardboard as it retreats from phone-based VR. “Google’s decision to back away from phone-based VR may have an upside for creators. The internet giant is releasing a Cardboard open source project that will let developers create VR experiences and add Cardboard support to their apps.”

TechCrunch: Kik says it’s ‘here to stay,’ following shutdown reports

TechCrunch: Kik says it’s ‘here to stay,’ following shutdown reports. “It’s been a rough run for Kik of late. The once mighty messaging service announced in late September that it would be shutting down its app. CEO Ted Livingston noted in a blog post that the startup would be trimming its headcount from over 100 people to ‘an elite 19 person team,’ following a protracted 18 month battle with the SEC.”