Each Year Some Tech Reaches End of its Run
Closing in 2018: Yahoo Messenger, AOL AIM, Nintendo's Miitomo, Klout, Amazon Free Music Storage, GoPro Drones, and Snapcash. Most of these are not surprising - GoPro was too late, music is evolving to be more just about streaming, and so on.
Looking Towards 2019:
The VW Beetle is expected to cease production also. Some older style Beatles are also manufactured in Brasil, so that will be interesting to see what happens there; those models pollute much more than more modern designs, and we are not sad to see any gas car be ended - the time is now for electric cars, and other technologies that do not pollute.
We think Snapchat will continue to lose ground, there has not been enough innovation, including with music. As other services build out similar short-video tools, there seems to be less and less need for Snap. We also think as the economy slows, that many high-end (i.e. overpriced) services will fail, including most meal-delivery services - but we like Imperfect Produce a lot, to get vegetables delivered right to your door.
There will be many more technologies and apps closed in 2019, it will be itneresting!
There is a nice Cnet video on this, check it out.