Tech that died in 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we bid adieu to many products and services in our beloved world of consumer technology. Some were old stalwarts that finally gave way to the passage of time. Others were short-lived trends, or ideas quickly abandoned. Here’s our look at this year’s greats and "not-so-greats"—those that passed into the history books or were sent straight to null.Social Media Fizzlers Thinkstock Social media is always a wasteland of detritus, as Facebook and Twitter ( mostly Facebook) continue to drag us slowly toward a surveillance state. Klout gave up trying on May 25, 2018, when owner Lithium Technologies shut down the site. Klout tried to add value to social media by ranking users with a numerical “Klout Score,” purportedly representing each person’s influence online.To read this article in full, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2018-12-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Maeve Binchy dies aged 72

Best-selling Irish author Maeve Binchy, who sold more than 40 million books worldwide, has died after a short illness. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2012-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Encyclopedia Brown' author Donald Sobol has died

Donald Sobol, author of the beloved children's book series "Encyclopedia Brown," died Wednesday in Miami. He was 87. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Novelist Barry Unsworth dies

Historical novelist Barry Unsworth, who won the Booker Prize in 1992 for his novel about the 18th... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author

Jean Craighead George was a leading writer of novels about nature for young readers. One of her best-known works was the Newbery Medal-winning 'Julie of the Wolves.' After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wild Things author dies

American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, author of the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are, has died at the age of 83. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2012-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Maurice Sendak dies at 83

Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2012-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maurice Sendak dies at 83, author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

The enduringly popular children's book illustrator and writer radically changed the genre with tales of outsized monsters and frolicsome humor that tapped into the fears of childhood. He also collaborated on numerous operas, films and TV programs.Maurice Sendak, the children's book illustrator... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Newbury Comics: ‘It’s Always Morph or Die’

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Media and Tech Winning the Viral News War

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[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jan Berenstain dies at 88; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears empire

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The firm that's making a mint out of old tech

A regional NSW company that was on track to becoming extinct has emerged as a global digital photo printing powerhouse, selling $20 Facebook photo books to customers in over 80 countries including Afghanistan. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2012-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries, Tech-Smart Authors, and the Coming Digital Apocalypse

Whatever else can be said about Tools of Change, O’Reilly Media’s traveling road show on publishing and technological change, it seems to come along just when a concentrated dose of discussion—or perhaps muted confrontation—is needed. Over the course of the three-day conference in New York City,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Russell Hoban dies

The author Russell Hoban, published by Bloomsbury, died last night at the age of 86. Hoban is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Creed C. Black, Newspaper Executive, Dies at 86

As publisher of The Lexington Herald-Leader, Creed Black supported an investigation of the University of Kentucky basketball team that led to the first Pulitzer Prize for the paper. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Call the Midwife author Worth dies

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hans Keilson dies aged 101

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Newsweek Chairman Sidney Harman Dies

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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lonely Planet's Richard Samson dies

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:52 Lonely Planet general manager for Asia Pacific Richard Samson has died today [18th March], following a battle with a terminal illness. Samson started in his latest role in Lonely Planet's Melbourne head office in June... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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United Agents' Canter dies

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walter Zacharius, 87, Romance Publisher, Dies

Walter Zacharius emerged from the world of true-confession magazines and paperback genre fiction to found Kensington. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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