Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Community > MacNN Lounge > AOL closing some of their sites

AOL closing some of their sites
Thread Tools
starman
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Union County, NJ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 30, 2015, 12:47 PM
 
Announced today that TUAW and Joystiq will be closed. That's pretty sad. You'd think AOL would spin them off and let them be independent.

Home - Twitter - Sig Wall-Retired - Flickr
     
Mike Wuerthele
Managing Editor
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 30, 2015, 12:55 PM
 
AOL bought the both of them I want to say in 2007 or so. I know some of the numbers behind the sites, and while they're in the red for AOL, I'd be tickled to see that kind of traffic. Also, I'm not sure that this is it for AOL axing.

A tweet I saw earlier asked AOL to donate the domain back to ex-TUAW people. Won't ever happen, but its a nice thought.
     
starman  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Union County, NJ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 30, 2015, 01:00 PM
 
The people running TUAW and Joystiq are smart people, they'll come up with something.

Home - Twitter - Sig Wall-Retired - Flickr
     
SSharon
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 9, 2015, 01:00 AM
 
I read TUAW regularly, so I'm sad to see it go, but it left a fair amount to be desired.

Most major news sources report on Apple often so I didn't need it for news and the articles were generally short and lacked analysis.
AT&T iPhone 5S and 6; 13" MBP; MDD G4.
     
starman  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Union County, NJ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 9, 2015, 01:08 AM
 
TUAW is now appleworld.today

Home - Twitter - Sig Wall-Retired - Flickr
     
Mike Wuerthele
Managing Editor
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 9, 2015, 09:01 AM
 
Good. I hope they can make salaries, and start hiring people back.
     
SSharon
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 9, 2015, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
TUAW is now appleworld.today
Thanks for sharing.

I guess I can delete the TUAW app now too.
AT&T iPhone 5S and 6; 13" MBP; MDD G4.
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,