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 #28840  by Angel
 20 Nov 2013, 22:38
This is the news on the Winamp front page...

Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release.
Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.

So if you want the latest version grab a copy now.

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Winamp (and Shoutcast) saved via Radionomy purchase.

For a while, it was not looking good for Winamp. Its long time owner AOL announced a couple of months ago it would shut down development of the popular media player software on December 20th. However, that day came and went with the Winamp player and website still online and working, fueling Internet rumors that a deal to acquire the software was in the works.

Today, the Internet streaming audio company Radionomy confirmed previous rumors that it has bought Winamp from AOL, along with its related Shoutcast streaming audio service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TechCrunch claims, via unnamed sources, that Radionomy paid between $5-10 million for the properties and AOL also bought a 12 percent stake in the company.

Radionomy launched in 2008 and in addition to letting users listen to Internet radio stations, it also offers tools to let people create their own online music or talk show stations they can host themselves. The company claims it currently has 13 million unique listeners.

In today's press release, Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian stated they plan to develop "new functionalities" for Winamp "dedicated to desktop, mobile, car systems, connected devices and all other platforms." The acquisition of Shoutcast will also expand Radionomy's U.S. presence, with the company claiming that it will now be able to offer its listeners access to "approximately half of all streamed internet radio worldwide."

Source: Neowin
 #29261  by Giin70
 16 Jan 2014, 22:23
Winamp used to be great, until it got all those features you had to pay for, it went down the tube from there. Glad it was saved for time being, its still an icon in music players today