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  • Leak Lets You Send Anonymous Emails

    Leak Lets You Send Anonymous Emails

    It’s clear that anonymity, in one way or another, is going to be a part of our digital future. But the folks over at JustLeak.it have looked to the past for inspiration in this brave weird new world. Leak is a web service that lets you send anonymous emails to people. Just put in a recipients’ email, choose the type of relationship you have with that person (friend, coworker, etc.)… Read More

  • Why Standalone Apps Are Supposed To Fail

    Why Standalone Apps Are Supposed To Fail

    It’s scary to move a billion people’s furniture. That’s why Product Manager Michael Reckhow tells me Facebook built Paper. This fear has spawned the standalone app boom of 2014. Tech giants are experimenting with new user experiences outside the hallowed halls of their main apps that are too important to meddle with. Read More

  • iDrive Launches OOLOO, A Voice Search App Powered By People, Not Algorithms

    iDrive Launches OOLOO, A Voice Search App Powered By People, Not Algorithms

    iDrive, a company better known for its data backup and syncing services, is now branching out in a new direction with the launch of a mobile application called OOLOO. (Seriously, we’re running out of names, aren’t we?). The idea for the app can best be explained as something of a “staffed” version of Siri – meaning that instead of algorithms and engines answering… Read More

  • Now There’s Not One, But Two Emoji-Only Social Networks

    Now There’s Not One, But Two Emoji-Only Social Networks

    You wait ages for an emoji-only social network — and then two come along in quick succession. Read More

  • Facebook Takes A Stand With Free Access To Women’s Rights Info In Africa

    Facebook Takes A Stand With Free Access To Women’s Rights Info In Africa

    No one should be denied understanding of their human rights just because they can’t afford a mobile data plan. Now women in Zambia won’t be, as Facebook and Internet.org’s new app gives them free Internet connection for accessing women’s rights resources like MAMA ¬†(Mobile Alliance For Maternal Action), WRAPP (Women’s Rights App), and Facts For Life by… Read More

  • Phantom Brings Self-Destructing Photos To Facebook, Twitter And More

    Phantom Brings Self-Destructing Photos To Facebook, Twitter And More

    A new mobile application called Phantom is offering a way to post personal photos and videos to blogs and social media sites, like Facebook or Twitter, which “self-destruct” like they do in Snapchat, while also offering controls that limit the number of people who can view the content, and more. The idea to allow for ephemeral sharing on Facebook and other sites is interesting… Read More

  • .@HiddenCash Revealed: Making Generosity Go Viral

    .@HiddenCash Revealed: Making Generosity Go Viral

    Give away a dollar, and you’ll make someone’s day. Teach someone to give, and they’ll make a difference for a lifetime. The anonymous duo behind the @HiddenCash Twitter account didn’t quite realize that was the point when they started hiding envelopes of money and tweeting clues to their locations. With over 700,000 Twitter followers, they’ve become de facto… Read More

  • LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

    LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

    LinkedIn is fleshing out its tools for salesepople today with a new version of its Sales Navigator. The biggest difference — the Sales Navigator is now a standalone product, rather than an additional set of features on the main LinkedIn site. Vice President of Sales Solution Mike Derezin and Group Product Manager Sachin Rekhi walked me through the new product last week. The idea… Read More

  • LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $534M, EPS Of $0.51

    LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $534M, EPS Of $0.51

    With social networks Facebook and Twitter handily beating analyst estimates for Q2 earnings, LinkedIn today reported its Q2 results and showed that rising tides are lifting its boat, too. Revenue for the second quarter was $534 million and its EPS (non-GAAP diluted) was $0.51 as the company also raised its guidance for Q3 and the full year. The company’s stock is up by around 8% in… Read More

  • Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

    Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

    Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvious use case would have been in the enterprise where team members need to share a single password for an account. Twitter isn’t keeping the product and we hear that the team will likely be… Read More