Next service to close: Windows Live Alerts

Windows Live AlertsOn September 30, 2010, Microsoft is discontinuing the web syndication service Windows Live Alerts.

Using Live Alerts, you could get notification of time-sensitive events and information from various alert content providers. Content provides could sign up for Live Alerts and have their RSS feeds delivered to you via Windows Live Messenger and/or e-mail.

Is it a coincidence that rumors tell Windows Live Essentials Wave 4 will get released on September 30, the same day?