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Hitting The Wall: watch together website rabb.it is shutting down

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  1. jgb Link
    Maybe investors are finally growing tired of throwing cash at companies whose business model is 'make a website that costs money to run with staff who cost money to employ to do something useful...

    Maybe investors are finally growing tired of throwing cash at companies whose business model is 'make a website that costs money to run with staff who cost money to employ to do something useful for millions of people for free'.

    8 votes
  2. alyaza Link
    of note: rabb.it has not actually gone dark yet even though this article is 4 days old and the events within are 5 weeks old, but i'm going to guess this is just a formality and that all of their...

    of note: rabb.it has not actually gone dark yet even though this article is 4 days old and the events within are 5 weeks old, but i'm going to guess this is just a formality and that all of their stuff will be going dark at sometime in the near future. quite unfortunate, since rabb.it was a pretty good service; they had no monetization model, though, and that's basically a killer at this point when you're successful. (not to mention that they did literally no fucking outreach at all to content providers so they had like six months to make industry relations or die and, unsurprisingly, that didn't work out so well.)

    4 votes