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No More Nando

from the goodbye... dept

Well here's a sign of the passing of time online. While lots of articles are talking about the 10 year anniversary of Yahoo online, getting much less attention is the news that the McClatchy Company is killing off the Nando name. It's barely recognizable these days, but it wasn't that long ago that Nando was a leader in online news. The name came by merging the Raleigh News and Observer, to create Nando. For quite some time, it really was one of the leaders in online news. A few years back, it lose some of its appeal by being one of the first to put up a registration gate to get in -- which is about when I stopped using them as a source, and they more or less seemed to disappear online. Apparently, whatever's left of the sites will live on, but the Nando brand is dead.

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    Xueilonox, 28 Feb 2005 @ 5:54pm

    Nando Used To Be Great

    I remember always going to the Nando sports section. It was basically a link blog, posting sports coverage from papers around the country. Still to this day, I haven't found an adequate substitute (too many walled gardens).
    Pretty sad.

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    nonuser, 28 Feb 2005 @ 7:02pm

    nandotimes still linked by totalnews

    Several years ago I was a fan of totalnews.com, probably the most convenient news portal out there. I'm kinda amazed they're still around. I wouldn't have heard of nando net otherwise.

    Their nando link leads to a "dear reader" page.

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    A McClatchy Interactive Employee, 2 Mar 2005 @ 11:50am

    Hardly a failure. An internet success.

    This is hardly a failure. Nando became and is a viable technology partner for many newspapers. It not only provides a litany of publishing tools, but also international and national private-label news to sites like sacbee.com and startribune.com.

    If you want to know more about the success of Nando -- http://www.mcclatchyinteractive.com

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