Whenever someone mentions the word, “Alexa,” the first thing that usually comes to mind is the virtual assistant by the same name (Fans of Amazon Alexa can rest assured knowing that it is not going anywhere any time soon).
The Alexa that I am referring to is Alexa Internet; which is also a subsidiary of Amazon.
Alexa Internet was founded twenty-five years ago (Amazon will be retiring this particular service on Sunday the 1st of May, 2022).
The biggest irony is that the folks over at Amazon did not provide the users of Alexa Internet with a reason for ending the service in May of next year (They claimed that they made the difficult decision to end it on the date that was mentioned in this blog post).
Being a technology enthusiast, I have some theories as to why Amazon Internet is coming to an end.