Pretty sure it never was.
It seems to become a moot point. I ran tests with both Google and Yahoo about 5 years ago. They confirmed that the max title indexed was 95 characters. So now it is at least 140; okay fine so what next and why.
I am currently engaged with a couple eCommerce and very local MaPa shops. With the MaPa shops I will make use of the first 70 viewable characters with key phrases, then add the location, city and state at the end, infringing into the additional space if necessary. IMHO - the key phrases are more important to the viewer than seeing the locale.
With eCommerce site(s) I rewrote the code that creates the titles to include "Part name + Price + Business Name". If the business name gets cutoff, okay. If the price gets axed, we live with that.
There is a lot of nebulous information on the internet (if I found it on the internet it must be true, yes?) regarding best practices for title tag length. Standards - which standard should we employ today?