Newsmap, a heavily linked from all around the internet and has always had a really high number of daily hits. As of, November 15th 2007, Google decided to pull the plug on it by shutting down access to the parser used to scrape their HTML. Newsmap basically reads their site and takes all the bits needed to create a one screen visualization of all the news they themselves scrape from the rest of the internet. Blog Link. Now that was the bad news.
The good news is - Newsmap is back online and very healthy.