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Stage6 to Shut Down on February 28!


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The official line is that it was too expensive for them to run.

High-quality, high-definition content is a costly beast -- and making money off it is tricky. It's even stretching Google to keep YouTube running smoothly, and it still has problems quite frequently.

People often forget that thousands of dollars per month go into hosting services like this. The popular ones are the most likely to be forced into closure (I can very much see Vimeo eventually going the way way, although I've been saying that about Vimeo for a couple of years and they haven't gone down yet).

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