Why kill off Small Empires? :(

This is one of the most interesting things on The Verge, and it's one of the things I always link my friends to watch.

Why kill it off? Budget concerns? Shifting manpower to other efforts? Why?

It's such a shame because it gave great insight into other businesses, and as a startup founder myself, it was also an awesome source of motivation to draw upon.

Sad to see it go :(