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Flexible freelance jobs. Get paid for taking surveys and writing articles and reviews.
Categories: Paid Surveys, Online Surveys, Freelance Marketplace, Freelance
- 📰 The Vivatic website will be taken down on Sunday 1st September 2019. On this day you will no longer have access to your account and all links to our partner companies for jobs and surveys will be removed. ~ reddit.com
Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.
Lifespan: over 6 years
Reason: Replaced by "Hangouts Chat"
Categories: Group Chat & Notifications, Communication, Messaging, Internet Calls
- 📰 Google isn't going to just drop a billion-install user base, though, and despite Hangouts Classic and Hangouts Chat being different services with different use cases, Google plans to close the gap between the two and migrate Hangouts Classic users to Hangouts Chat. Google says it will spend April through September launching new features for Hangouts Chat. That will include, the company says, "features from classic Hangouts" and some interoperability. ~ arstechnica.com
Bust your data out of its silo! Combine it with other data on the web.
Lifespan: over 10 years
Categories: Maps, Data Dashboard, Web Mapping
Google Fusion Tables Alternatives
- Tableau - Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
- Qlikview - QlikView is business intelligence software that gives companies a direction using full business analysis to navigate a competitive market.
- CollateBox - Web-based app for collating and sharing parts of your spreadsheet.
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Google Correlate finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.
Lifespan: over 8 years
Reason: Low Usage
Categories: Data Analysis, Trends, Search Trends, Keyword Research
- 📰 Google Correlate will shut down on December 15th 2019 as a result of low usage. You can download your data under Manage my Correlate data in the top bar. ~ google.com
Google Correlate Alternatives
Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.
Lifespan: almost 9 years
Reason: Migrating to Microsoft To-DO
Categories: Task Management, Project Management, Todos
- 📰 The slow death of Wunderlist continues. Beginning April 15, Microsoft will disconnect Cortana and Wunderlist, so that you won’t be able to issue oral reminders via Cortana any more. It’s a consequence of Microsoft’s move away from the Wunderlist app, and toward its own Microsoft To-Do. As of January, Cortana integrates with Microsoft To-Do, though you’ll need to be running a Windows Insider version of the Windows 10. ~ pcworld.com
See this 3D content, and more like it, in the Remix 3D community!
Lifespan: about 3 years
Categories: 3D, 3D Modeling, 3D Models Database, 3D Models Marketplace
- 📰 We hardly knew you Microsoft's Remix 3D planned to shut down Remix 3D is shutting down, and users have until January 10, 2020 to download content before it's deleted. ~ windowscentral.com
Remix 3D Alternatives
Fabric is a Python library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application...
Lifespan: over 5 years
Categories: IDE, Product Deployment, Text Editor
Python Fabric Alternatives
- Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
- Firebase - Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications for mobile and web.
- Xcode - Xcode 4 is the new version of Apple’s powerful integrated development environment for creating great apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode 4 includes the Xcode IDE, instruments, iOS Simulator, and the latest Mac OS X and iOS SDKs.
- » All Python Fabric alternatives
Real time alerts and analytics for apps powered by Crashlytics and Answers.
Lifespan: over 5 years
Reason: Merging into "Firebase"
Categories: Analytics, Mobile Analytics, Web Analytics
- 📰 We are integrating the best of Fabric into Firebase to give you one powerful platform. We'll support Fabric until March 31, 2020, but we recommend that you migrate to Firebase sooner so you can take advantage of the new tools we are building there. ~ get.fabric.io
- 📰 Early next year, Firebase will have a new version of Crashlytics ready for developers to implement in their apps, including new support for the Crashlytics Beta service that allows for simplified beta testing. Finally, sometime mid 2019, the Fabric SDK will cease to work in favor of developers exclusively using the Firebase SDK. ~ 9to5google.com
Fabric by Google Alternatives
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Plan and organize your trips with the travel guide from Google.
Lifespan: almost 3 years
Categories: Maps, Design Inspiration, Vacation Rental
Google Trips Alternatives
- TripIt - TripIt is a travel app that creates a master itinerary to organize all of your plans for your vacation or work trip in one spot.
- Traveler Buddy - Travel Itinerary Management.
- Roadtrippers - The ultimate road trip planner to help you discover extraordinary places, book hotels, and share itineraries all from the map.
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MoviePass gives you access to new movies in theaters nationwide for a low monthly fee.
Lifespan: over 8 years
Categories: Movies, Movie Subscriptions, Theatre Subscriptions
- 📰 “Due to maintenance related issues, MoviePass services have been put on a temporary hold,” according to a MoviePass tweet. “Once we have resolved these technical problems, the service will be live again. We estimate this process will take several weeks. We sincerely appreciate your patience." ~ deseretnews.com
- 📰 On the surface that sounds like a good thing, but as Movieweb notes, MoviePass is continuing to struggle. Last April, MoviePass suffered a number of unexpected service interruptions, restrictions of use, and price fluctuations. These issues led to roughly 90 percent of MoviePass subscribers to leave the service. The service was launched in 2011 with the promise that fans could see any movies any time they wanted at a limit of one movie per day. ~ comicbook.com
ThinkGeek creates unique products that stimulate the imagination. Shop for apparel, home and office, gadgets, collectibles, and more. Free shipping available!
Reason: Merging with GameSpot
Categories: Geeks, Tech Gadgets, Gifts
- 📰 ThinkGeek, the online destination with a vast catalog of nerdy and otherwise unique items, will close its website next month, the company has announced. The products aren’t disappearing, but will instead be made available under parent company GameStop’s website in a dedicated ThinkGeek section. The company revealed all of the details ahead of the site’s closure on July 2. ~ slashgear.com
- 📰 After 20 years of serving the nerds of the internet with a wide variety of geek-related merchandise, ThinkGeek will officially close down its website and will migrate its operations over to its parent company GameStop’s website instead. In the meantime, the store is holding a 50 percent off “moving sale.” ~ theverge.com
- 📰 It's the end of an era for longtime ThinkGeek fans, as the digital store announced this week that ThinkGeek.com officially is shutting down. Starting July 2, ThinkGeek's curated collection of apparel, collectibles, and other geeky merchandise will be available only in a ThinkGeek section at GameStop, its parent company. The 40 physical ThinkGeek stores across the US will remain open, but ThinkGeek.com will no longer be a place to shop. ~ gamespot.com
Caring for nursing home residents at their moment of need, and beyond.
Categories: Healthcare, Health, Digital Health
- 📰 The company, which provided medical equipment and a video platform (via iPad) that enabled doctors to talk with nursing home residents, says its struggle owed to the country’s very slow adoption of “value-based care” — in which doctors are paid based on patient outcomes — rather than the current “fee-for-service” model on which the healthcare industry still relies largely. ~ techcrunch.com
Hands-free time tracking for Alexa and Google Assistant
Lifespan: over 1 year
Reason: Not able to establish a sufficient user base to keep going
Categories: Productivity, Amazon, Alexa Skills, iPhone, Accounting
- 📰 Tali was not the first voice-enable time tracker for lawyers. The first was Workspace Assistant from Thomson Reuters, which I wrote about in May 2017. But while Workspace Assistant could be used only with TR’s 3E Workspace, Tali was the first that could be used as a standalone product or through third-party integrations. ~ lawsitesblog.com
Koinex is India's most advanced digital assets exchange.
Lifespan: almost 2 years
Reason: India crypto regulations and laws
Categories: Crypto, Cryptocurrencies, Crypto Trading, Bitcoin
- 📰 After months of uncertainty and disruption, we have regretfully decided to shut down all digital assets exchange services and operations today. It is, without a doubt, a sad day for all digital assets and blockchain enthusiasts in India and we can’t express in words how hard it’s been for us to make this decision. ~ medium.com
The site uses data collected from actual cases to analyze the financial situations of parties going through a divorce and recommend a suggested support award. The suggestion forms a data-driven basis for negotiations with opposing counsel.
Lifespan: about 3 years
Reason: Not enough energy by the founder
Categories: Legal, Divorce Services
- 📰 SupportHound was founded in 2016 by Julie Gentili Armbrust, an attorney and family law mediator in Oregon. The site uses data collected from actual cases to analyze the financial situations of parties going through a divorce and recommend a suggested support award. The suggestion forms a data-driven basis for negotiations with opposing counsel. In an email last week to SupportHound customers, Armbrust said that she had made the difficult decision to shut down the site. ~ lawsitesblog.com
BBM for Android and iPhone is here. Connect with anyone, anywhere for free. - Global
Lifespan: almost 14 years
Categories: Group Chat & Notifications, Messaging, Communication
- 📰 Now it is the time to move on from BBM. The user’s version of the BlackBerry Messenger will be going to delete on May 31. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company which has a partnership with BlackBerry in 2016. ~ techbillow.com
BlackBerry Messenger Alternatives
Connect to a world of gamers with the broadest mix of games, videos, and live streams all in one place. LiveTom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. 2015. 496 live. GTA V.
Lifespan: almost 4 years
Categories: Fashion, Photography, Video
YouTube Gaming Alternatives
- Twitch - Twitch is one of the most prominent streaming services around, serving as a platform primarily for video game and pop culture streamers.
- Livestream - A video live streaming platform that allows it's customers to broadcast live video content...
- Mixer - A network empowering creative professionals to connect with the right people, find jobs, and recruit talent.
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Check out my Utrip Itinerary or personalize your own
Lifespan: over 2 years
Reason: Failed to raise more money
Categories: Trip Organizer, Itinerary Organizer, Travel
- 📰 Utrip made money by licensing its software and building products for businesses in the hospitality space, such as hotels and cruise lines. In 2017, Utrip partnered with JetBlue to create a trip-planning portal stitching together flights, hotels, must-see sites, activities, and restaurants. Other “strategic partners” included Hilton, Holland America Line, Allegiant, and Starwood Preferred Guest. ~ geekwire.com
Chitika is an online ad network that leverages targeting and optimization technology to deliver ads.
Reason: Ad suppliers leaving the platform
Categories: Ad Network, Ad Networks, Digital Marketing
- 📰 Chitika tells publishers that they need to remove all ad code by April 30, 2019. “Please remove all Chitika ad code from all your websites on or before April 30th 2019. Any Chitika ad code or other calls to Chitika ad services after this time period will cease to operate.” Based on the termination of their partnership with their biggest exchange partner, no earnings accumulated after March 1, 2019 will be paid out. ~ billhartzer.com
HomeShare helps democratize cities with attractive yet affordable housing. Find cheap rooms for rent in luxury apartments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lifespan: almost 3 years
Categories: Home Share, Shared Housing, Flat Share
- 📰 To HomeShare’s employees: it’s an understatement to say that our story did not end where I hoped it would. Thank you for your dedication and hard work. You enabled HomeShare to expand to five markets, 50 properties and reach many residents’ lives. Our mission was one worth fighting for and I am thankful for the time and energy put forth behind each line of code, each installed partition, and each matched resident. ~ homeshare.com
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