#USA RIP Rdio, Mailbox and other tech we lost in 2015




The tech world giveth, the tech world taketh away. Every year, we say goodbye to products and services that ended up leaving the digital (and sometimes physical) realm, because of acquisitions, changes in product strategies, a company going out of business or just the passing of time.

Let’s reflect on the tech we’ve lost in 2015.

RIP music services: Rdio, Zune Music Pass, Songza, Beats Music


Rdio running on an iPhone.

Image: Karissa Bell, Mashable

The music stopped playing for a number of music services in 2015.

After acquiring the Beats Music streaming service as part of Beats in 2014, Apple officially shut down the service on Nov. 30, 2015. But it’s not a big deal — many of the elements that made Beats Music great (including playlists) are available for Apple Music, its proper successor. Apple Music is available on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, and Beats Music subscribers were able to move their picks and preferences over to the newer service. Read more…

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