The music service you couldn't remember the name of was Aime Street. The songs were free at first, escalating to 99 cents max. You got a limited number of recommendations and you earned street cred (more recs) when songs you recommended increased in value. People that were good at finding the good stuff gained status and followers.
I spent entirely too much time on that site looking for the next big thing. They got bought out by Amazon, who immediately shut it down.
That sucks. Ancestry.com is an amazing service from the consumer POV. You put your parents and grandparents names in, and 4 hours later you are still at your computer, and you've traced your family back to 1500s France; when 4 hours previously you didn't even know you were French.
I've been watching Rockford Files on Netflix. It was a "one hour" show back in the day, which translates to 48 minutes on Netflix. New shows seems to cram 20 minutes of commercials in to a "one hour" show.
And people think I'm being a cranky old guy when I explain why I'd rather own the music I listen to, instead of relying on a streaming service that may go away tomorrow, leaving with nothing to show for potentially years of $10 a month payments.
Re: Typical GOOG apology-- you don't get something for nothing
I predict 7-10 days before the Spanish news sites are screaming to turn Google News back on. It's very likely a large percentage of their inbound traffic just went away. It's kind of hard to sell ads on a website with no traffic.