Sometime last month, we brought you word that Winamp will be shutting down after being in the business for 15 years. Apparently, “shutting down” here meant that it will no longer be supported, and neither will it be made available for download by AOL, its owner. Apart from that, today is supposed to be its last day of availability, but a fresh new rumor has started to go around, touting that Winamp could be hanging around at least for a little bit more.
According to TechCrunch, an unnamed source (how convenient) has mentioned that AOL is currently talking to a potential buyer of Winamp as well as its Shoutcast streaming audio service. The very same source claims that they are more than “confident” of striking up a deal, and since talks are close to being agreed upon, they hold the hope that neither Winamp nor Shoutcast will be able to shut down today as originally intended. AOL has remained mum on the situation and has not responded with anything official concerning such rumors. What are some of your best memories of Winamp? Frankly, I thought that it would be one of those apps that would last virtually forever, like WinRAR or WinZIP, how about you?
- 2014-01-14: Winamp Lives To Play Another Day
- 2014-01-02: Winamp Is Reportedly Being Sold To Radionomy
- 2013-12-22: Spotiamp Is Spotify's Tribute To Winamp
- 2013-12-20: Winamp Not Shutting Down After All (Rumor)
- 2013-11-26: Petition Calls For AOL To Keep Winamp Alive, Or Release It As An Open Source
- 2013-11-22: Microsoft Looking To Buy Winamp And SHOUTcast From AOL [Rumor]