It's been a crazy time both @ work and @ home lately, so maybe I missed the discussion - but I logged into smaps.co.nz tonight and see that it's permanently closing Dec 1?
Anybody enlighten me as to why? (link / information / opinion)??
Quote: TradeMe business manager Mike O'Donnell said while they had received a great amount of positive feedback from users, they had decided to concentrate on areas where they had an advantage.
“At the end of the day doing mapping well is about innovating and moving quickly.
“We’ve got a few other businesses that are doing quite well as well and we decided to focus on our core businesses and pretty much just accept that we were unlikely to beat Google at this game,” he said."
And they learned to do some pretty cool stuff along the way.
gza: Yes, I understand that they do not own the technology.
I am saying that the url still has value, they should put it up for sale on tradme, $1 reserve.