I noticed on my blog management page that an old post I had put up when A9 switched from search engines from Google to Windows Live had gotten a few hits in the last few days. I didn’t think much of it until I needed to look up a phone number and searched for it using my a9.com toolbar.
So. It looks like A9 has changed strategies and no longer supports the toolbar, diary, bookmarks, yellow pages, or Amazon.com discount features. Those were the only things they had going for them that I used. If they’re just a way to organize search engines why bother? At least it’s one less toolbar to keep at the top of my browsers. Too bad, I had always kind of liked them, and I thought the diary and bookmarks features were useful.