Oink, Wikileaks, Stage 6, MisicBrigade and Yahoo Music. What do all of these items have in common, well, they all are or will be shutdown. The internet grows daily – new websites start, and new websites fall. Sometimes you can pick up the pieces and turn it into a profit, sometimes it’s just a name in the dust.
On Monday, DivX Stage 6 – a popular video website and used to pirate a lot of videos, has decided to close it’s doors on Feb 28th. The site let users upload their favorite videos to share. Some of them were legal, home-made videos. Others were pirated movies and television series. You could watch them right there, or you could download them and watch them later – considering if you had installed the DivX codecs.
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*UPDATE: There is rumor that Bloglines could shut down as well. Although not a valid source, it would be a big blow to Social Networking. http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/02/24/bloglines-suffers-major-outage-heading-for-the-deadpool/