I know why AOL Tech canned the DownloadSquad: their old logo was cooler. In all seriousness though, if we needed any further proof that being bought out by AOL is tantamount to EOL, there it is. How long do we give TechCrunch and HuffPo?
It's just like Cisco's canning of Flip. Why do these companies buy other companies, then ditch them and their employees? I suppose we have the power of hindsight, but in both these cases it didn't make sense to me even at the beginning. Oh well, se a vida é.
I read GigaOm anyway, and so should you.