The last day of 2021 is going on. In 2021, some technology said goodbye to us. Nothing is ever permanent in the world, especially in terms of technology. We Have Seen Some Amazing Innovations In Technology this year that have kept us hooked to new things during the covid pandemic. There was some technology already available that made us say goodbye this year. Let’s look at the technologies that went out of business in Year-end 2021 or were discontinued.
Year-end 2021 technologies
Google’s Loon Project
Google started this project about a decade ago. The main objective of this project was to provide internet facilities to the people living in remote areas of the world. Earlier this year, Google’s parent company Alphabet put the brakes on the Loon project. Due to the high cost and unstable business model, the project had to be closed. The idea behind Loon was to bring cellular connectivity to remote areas where it was nearly impossible to establish a traditional network. Loon used giant balloons to deliver the Internet, but Google found it very expensive. It was the reason that the project was closed in early 2021 itself.
A few years back, LG smartphones were a big name in the market. In 2013, LG was the third-largest smartphone maker in the world. But in recent years, LG has struggled to compete with Apple and Samsung. But eventually, the company went out of business. This South Korean giant has introduced many innovative smartphone models. But this smartphone never got the approval it deserved. Some believed that LG took too long to make an effort. But in this way, LG’s mobile company was closed in early 2021.
Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope went offline earlier this year. With the advent of TikTok and Instagram, Periscope lost its charm. The Periscope app was a sensation when it was introduced. Its main feature is already integrated as Twitter Live. Twitter said that the cost to maintain the app was too high, and users were abandoning it. So this app had to be closed.
House Party App
House Party was a video chat service launched in 2016. Later in 2019, it was authorized by Epic Games. This video app was well-liked during the Corona epidemic. But this service was discontinued in October of 2021. There is no information yet as to why it was closed.
Hike StickerChat: Year-end 2021
Hike was launched in 2012 by Kavin Bharti Mittal. It was launched as an alternative to WhatsApp. In 2015, the service had around 7 crore users. Till that time its condition was very good. But when many messaging apps were coming to India, they had to be closed. Thus the Indian messaging app Hike had to be shut down in the early part of the year itself. In this way, you saw that the above apps said goodbye to us in 2021. But you do not need to worry, many apps and Technologies With Good Features and convenience are coming into the market. In terms of technology, 2022 will see a lot of change.