As 2013 comes to a close, it’s important not only to look back at what we gained this year, but what we lost as well.
From the death of Google Reader to the failure of the HTC First to the discontinuation of the iPhone 5, we saw lots of high profile products disappear.
See also: RIP Google Reader
The past year also saw the end of many legacy products and services. From the classic search engine AltaVista to the generation-defining MP3 player Winamp to the hideous blinking layouts of classic MySpace, we said goodbye to the past.
The closure of a few more modern services took place in 2013, including the encrypted email services Lavabit and Silent Circle, the once-popular Turntable.fm and the would-be-PayPal killer Google Checkout. …