Neowin News Feed for: Shutdown Neowin News Feed for: Shutdown en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 YouTube is forcing popular Discord music bot Rythm offline, millions impacted <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is forcing Discord music bot Rythm to close its doors to users. The service is massively popular on Discord with installations on over 20 million servers and a user base of 560 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 13 Sep 2021 05:08:01 +0000 Dr. Mario World is shutting down in November, just two years after launch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nintendo has announced that it is shutting down Dr. Mario World in November, just a little over two years after the game&#039;s launch. The title was reportedly doing poorly in terms of revenue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:00:01 +0000 PayPal plans to shut down its domestic payment service in India <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PayPal will be shutting down its domestic payment service that allowed Indians to pay domestic merchants in local currency. However, the company will continue to offer cross-border payments in India. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:00:01 +0000 Konami denies shutting down its gaming division <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Recently, rumors emerged that Konami is shutting down its gaming division. However, the firm has now refuted the claim, stating that it is simply doing some internal restructuring of its departments. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:22:01 +0000 Report: Chinese government would rather see TikTok U.S. shut down than being forcefully sold <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Chinese government would rather see TikTok U.S. shut down than being forcefully sold. The officials believe that a forced sale would make the government and ByteDance appear weak. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Khan) Sat, 12 Sep 2020 03:50:02 +0000 Twitch Sings service to close down by the year's end <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has come to light that live-streaming platform Twitch is going to shut down its online karaoke game service, Sings. The Amazon-owned subsidiary is going to start removing content from December 1. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Sat, 05 Sep 2020 15:44:01 +0000 Sony will discontinue PlayStation Vue on January 30, 2020 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony is shutting down its PlayStation Vue TV streaming service on January 30, 2020 due to what it describes as &quot;expensive content and network deals&quot; in the competitive Pay TV industry. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:14:01 +0000 Wise Auto Shutdown 1.75.94 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Wise Auto Shutdown is a small utility that you can use to schedule automatic shutdown, restart, sleep or logoff on your PC. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:32:01 +0000 Uncharted 2, 3, The Last of Us PS3 multiplayer servers to go offline September 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Naughty Dog will shut down PS3 multiplayer servers for Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, and The Last of Us on September 3. Until then, the service remains active, and all multiplayer DLC is free to get. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Wed, 05 Jun 2019 20:24:02 +0000 Telltale games are disappearing off stores as studio finalizes shutdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Telltale Games&#039; liquidation process has already begun, and multiple games by the studio such as Back to the Future have been removed from Steam as the company prepares to shut down for good.  <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:12:02 +0000 Yahoo! Messenger will shut down in July, after a two decade run <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="!mshutdown_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Yahoo!&#039;s nearly two decade old service will finally be shutting down next month. The company has also provided a way for users to download their chat history until the date of closure. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:46:01 +0000 Vidme to shutter its site due to costs and tough competition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Citing the dominance of Facebook and YouTube in the user-created content space along with unsustainable costs, Vidme will wind up its site and focus on a new product to be announced next year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sun, 03 Dec 2017 03:12:02 +0000 China stops Bitcoin execs from leaving the country <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The authorities have ordered Bitcoin exchange executives to stay in the country in order to help the authorities with their investigations as they move to close down Bitcoin exchanges in China. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:01 +0000 Take-Two Interactive slaps popular GTA modding tool OpenIV with cease and desist order <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Publisher Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Rockstar Games, has issued a cease and desist letter against long-running modding tool OpenIV. Distribution of the tool has been halted. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:26:02 +0000 iPhone 6s unexpected shutdowns; Apple cites manufacturing issue as cause of battery problem <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has posted an article to its Chinese support page explaining the cause of recent unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6s devices. The shutdowns stem from of a &quot;controlled ambient air&quot; exposure issue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Firth) Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:08:01 +0000 Apple launches free iPhone 6s battery replacement program "for unexpected shutdown issues" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has announced a worldwide program to provide free battery replacements for &quot;a very small number of iPhone 6s devices&quot; that have been affected by &quot;unexpected shutdown issues&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:06:01 +0000 AlomWare Reset 2.50 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AlomWare Reset: Why wait for your PC to reboot? Quickly reset in 10 seconds instead&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:44:01 +0000 Rdio music streaming service sets the date for its shutdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The radio-style online music streaming service Rdio fell on hard times in recent months, forcing the company to sell off much of its business - and now it&#039;s set a date for the closure of its services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:48:02 +0000 Samsung to kill off its video streaming service just one year after launch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung expanded its Milk Music streaming service to include curated video clips from providers like BuzzFeed and Funny or Die - but Milk Video is to be shut down, one day after its first birthday. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:34:01 +0000 Comcast is shutting down its Xfinity app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 in two weeks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Comcast says it will shut down its Xfinity app on the Xbox 360, and remove the app from those consoles, on September 1, &quot;to make way for new updates and improvements to our online experience&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:48:01 +0000 Google+ Photos is shutting down on August 1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After announcing changes to its Google+ platform earlier this year, the search giant has now revealed that its Google+ Photos app will shut down next month, beginning with the Android version. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:16:01 +0000 Grooveshark free music streaming service shuts down, apologizes for "very serious mistakes" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Grooveshark has ceased operations to avoid paying up to $736m in damages to music labels for copyright violations, posting an apology on its site for &#039;failing to secure licenses from rights holders&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 01 May 2015 11:42:01 +0000 The Pirate Bay rises from its digital ashes -again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Bay is back online with a few changes; the site&#039;s logo is changed as well as the staff. The site is not fully functional yet but will probably be restored to its original form soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:09:31 +0000 The Pirate Bay possibly looking to make a comeback <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Bay was shut down almost two weeks ago with no solid indication of making a return. However, now the website is back online with a waving pirate flag giving some hope to its fans. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:12:01 +0000 Massive raid shuts down more than 400 dark net websites, worldwide arrests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dark net sites hide a user&#039;s identity by routing their traffic through a series of computers. They have been associated with illegal activity so many of them are being shut down in a global raid. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:02:02 +0000 TwitPic is shutting down, creator points finger at Twitter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For the past six years, Twitter users have relied on TwitPic to host photos and videos. But after September 25th, they will have to look elsewhere, as the service will shut down indefinitely. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:56:15 +0000 MSN Messenger will finally shut down on October 31 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is finally shutting down its Windows Live Messenger service - still popularly known as &#039;MSN Messenger&#039; - on October 31, after it closed in all markets last year with the exception of China. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:16:18 +0000 Popcorn Time, the Netflix for pirates, has already closed its doors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1099395237dah.jpg" alt="" /></div>The creators behind Popcorn Time have decided to shut the project down, mentioning that they do not want to deal with endless debates on piracy and legal threats. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:54:21 +0000 Some websites could go offline if US government shuts down Tuesday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>A number of websites run by the U.S. government, including the Library of Congress and the Federal Trade Commission sites, could go offline Tuesday if Congress can&#039;t approve a budget. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:31:40 +0000 Piracy issues shuts down NZBMatrix <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>One of the most popular Usenet indexing services on the internet, NZBMatrix, has voluntarily shut down over troubles with constantly complying with DMCA takedown notices thanks to rampant piracy. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 10 Dec 2012 01:10:00 +0000 Microsoft goes after Zeus botnet operations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/622870844microsoft-court.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that its Digital Crimes Unit has participated in a raid of a criminal botnet earlier this month that installed variants of the Zeus malware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:14:48 +0000 Building Windows 8: Fast boot times with "hybrid boot" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/uploaded/8585.Windows_2D00_7_2D00_Laptop_2D00_Power_2D00_Transitions_5F00_63AF5D64_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>In the latest post on the Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft introduces Windows 8&#039;s new &quot;hybrid boot&quot; feature, which enables 30-70% faster boot times than Windows 7. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Fri, 09 Sep 2011 02:56:31 +0000 Microsoft to discontinue My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Windows Mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1110613279winmo.png" alt="" /></div>Since the launch of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has been slowly phasing out support for their legacy mobile operating system, Windows Mobile. Earlier today Microsoft sent a message to users of Windows Mobile 6.x devices,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:42:31 +0000 Syria decides to cut off access to Internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1115542051ethernet_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you live in Syria, well you might not be able to read this news post. As reported at ZDNet, the Middle Eastern country is suffering from some Internet connection issues. The Syria state media... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:06:46 +0000 Windows 8 "Hybrid Boot" discovered <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We've seen a steady flow of Windows 8 news this past month, and it's not ready to stop yet. Earlier this week an old build of Windows 8 was leaked online, and many flocked to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Owen Williams) Sat, 16 Apr 2011 15:00:37 +0000 Sony considers shutdown due to power shortages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony is thinking about shutting down some of its facilities in Japan which have been having power issues since some of its nuclear and thermal power stations were damaged by the recent disasters. This has... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:37:42 +0000 AOL shuts down Switched, DownloadSquad <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1488511167aol.png" alt="" /></div>News staff and editors may be leaving other AOL-owned websites, namely the much-reported-about Engadget resignations, but some websites aren't seeing their staff quit&mdash;they're essentially all being let go. DownloadSquad and Switched have announced today that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Collado) Wed, 13 Apr 2011 03:24:48 +0000 Xmarks to be shut down on January 10th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/880419830net.jpg" alt="" /></div>Xmarks, a popular cross browser book marking service, has announced that it will be shutting the service down and will be deleting all user data on January 10th, 2011. The service, which was gaining... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 28 Sep 2010 23:52:09 +0000 File-sharing servers on eDonkey network shutdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has announced that seven servers part of the eDonkey file-sharing network were shut down this week in Germany after a court granted injunctions. The servers in Germany were... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 21 Sep 2007 18:38:53 +0000 PC Auto Shutdown V3.3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PC Auto Shutdown helps you automatically shutdown, power off, reboot, hibernate, suspend or log off computers at schedule time you specifies. It can shut down computers at schedule time when no user is logged... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:33:52 +0000