Microsoft Shutting Down Emergency Communication Service

Updated: January 07, 2011

Call it bad luck, poor timing, or just plain irony but Microsoft chose to announce that they will be shutting down their emergency response communication tool, Vine, on the day before the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Vine was created last year as a service to help people in emergency situations connect with their friends and family. Microsoft Vine was designed to keep people connected during times of crisis when communication infrastructure is down. The service will officially end on October 11, 2010.

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