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Verizon is shutting down a streaming service you probably never heard of


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Remember go90? Chances are, you probably don’t. But if you give a shit, it’s a mobile video streaming service that was first made available to Verizon Wireless customers and then pushed out to anyone who would sign up for the service.

Well, as of today, Verizon is putting it out to pasture. In other words, it’s dead. The service will be shutting down on July 31st, according to Variety.

The Verge offers a little background on the service people barely used,

Go90 offered a mix of original short-form videos in the vein of web series, sports, and licensed programming from official networks, all for free. The goal was to subsidize the app with pricey advertising, with the hope that marketers would be eager to reach that lucrative Snapchat-loving demographic.

Obviously, advertisers didn’t flock to the service as Verizon expected.

Here’s what the company told Reuters in a recent report,

Following the creation of Oath, go90 will be discontinued. Verizon will focus on building its digital-first brands at scale in sports, finance, news and entertainment for today’s mobile consumers and tomorrow’s 5G applications.

Lol, whatever that means. It was sorta nice knowing you go90.

Did you use go90? Have you ever even heard of it? Let us know in the comments.

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