The Verge's Micah Singleton:
There goes another one. AOL is shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, better known as TUAW, sources familiar with the situation tell The Verge. The company — which is also shutting down its gaming site Joystiq — is in the midst of a major reorganization, and is cutting back on media properties it deems as underperforming. TUAW’s run comes to an end on February 2nd.
AOL is spiraling, and there are about to be another round of Apple writers on the job market because of it. I've got friends caught up in this. Sad day.