Hostess – The maker of Twinkies announced in November that it will close because of an ongoing labor dispute and softening sales.
Kodak – The brand that was once the king of the point-and-shoot camera space announced in 2012 that it would stop making digital cameras.
Myspace – Myspace pioneered the social media landscape. It had been sliding since 2009, abandoning its old layout and relaunching in late 2012.
Saab – New vehicles disappeared from the U.S. in 2012, shortly after the company filed bankruptcy in 2011.
The Daily – The News Corp.-owned iPad-only news app that launched in 2011 is ceasing operations this month.
New Jersey Nets – The team moved a short distance to Brooklyn in 2012, making Nets fans buy all-new gear if they want to be up to date.
msnbc.com -- Microsoft pulled out of the affiliation with NBC in July. The site, which was one of the world's largest, was launched in 1996.
38 Studios – An entertainment and IP company that was founded by Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling launched in 2006 and folded in 2012 after failing to make payroll.
SmartMoney magazine – The magazine, owned by Dow Jones, was launched in 1992. The last paper edition was printed in August.
Planet Green – The cable channel focused on green living began in 2008, but was refocused and later renamed to Destination America in 2012.
Liz Claiborne Inc. – The holding company was renamed early this year to Fifth & Pacific.
Betsey Johnson retail stores - Betsey Johnson retail stores closed in 2012, 30 years after the first retail store opened in New York City.
Fashion Bug – The clothing retailer once had more than 1,000 stores in the U.S., primarily in strip malls.
Bazooka Joe – Gag strips printed on wax paper packaged with Bazooka Bubble Gum for 58 years is being replaced with brain teasers.
Blockbuster – Down, but not completely out. The movie rental chain has closed hundreds of stores in recent years. Owner Dish Network said late in the year that it is scrapping plans to be a Netflix competitor.