Verizon is shutting down its original video app Go90

Verizon is shutting down its original video app Go90 on July 31st, according to a report from Variety. The app derived its name from the process of turning a smartphone from the vertical orientation to a horizontal one, presumably to watch longer-form video content like television shows and shorts that Verizon hoped would make its platform appealing to younger audiences.

That never quite panned out for Verizon. Go90, which launched back n 2015, suffered from a silly name and anemic viewership rates across the board, and none of its original video programming ever really caught on. In 2016, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam admitted that the product "did get a little bit overhyped."

According to Variety, the Go90 team and its operations have...

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