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  • Disposable Phone Number App Burner Grabs $2 Million In Seed Funding

    Disposable Phone Number App Burner Grabs $2 Million In Seed Funding

    Before the world was informed of the massive and invasive government spying programs run by the NSA and other countries, a mobile app called Burner appeared on the scene offering users disposable phone numbers which they could use to protect their privacy, or for other purposes. For example, the anonymity Burner provides makes sense for things like Craigslist postings or online dating, for… Read More

  • Burner, The One-Click Disposable Phone Number App, Comes To Android

    Burner, The One-Click Disposable Phone Number App, Comes To Android

    Sometimes you just need a disposable phone number. Why? Maybe you’re not too sure about that dude you just met, but you want to give him a chance. Maybe you don’t want weirdos from Craigslist calling you once your couch is gone. Last August, an app called Burner came along that popularized the idea of disposable numbers at the push of a button. After 9 months as an iOS-only… Read More

  • When Is It More Than Inspiration? Burner CEO Calls Out Hushed As An “Obvious Clone”

    When Is It More Than Inspiration? Burner CEO Calls Out Hushed As An “Obvious Clone”

    Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint what’s a clone, what’s iterative and what’s just inspiration. This is but one example. Greg Cohn, the CEO of Burner, an iPhone application offering disposable phone numbers that raised seed funding from 500 Startups and other angels this fall, is calling out a competitor’s app as a clone. The app in question is Hushed, which… Read More

  • Hushed App Takes On Burner By Bringing Disposable Phone Numbers To Over 40 Countries Worldwide

    Hushed App Takes On Burner By Bringing Disposable Phone Numbers To Over 40 Countries Worldwide

    The ability to create virtual, disposable phone numbers is paving the way for a new wave of startups, from those attacking the BYOD (bring-your-own-device) trend at work like SendHub, to apps like Burner for iOS, which offers the privacy of a temporary number without the need to buy an actual “burner” cell phone. Today, another new application called Hushed, somewhat along the lines… Read More

  • Burner App Raises Angel Round, Prepares To Become The Passbook For Mobile Privacy

    Burner App Raises Angel Round, Prepares To Become The Passbook For Mobile Privacy

    Startup Ad Hoc Labs, creators of temporary phone number generator app Burner, today announced a new investment round of undisclosed quantity that includes some notable Silicon Valley angels like Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, David Cohen, Kevin Slavin, Ted Rheingold and others. The money will go towards helping the company add staff, and continue expanding its mobile privacy protecting… Read More

  • Sony's 4X Blu-Ray Burner

    Sony's 4X Blu-Ray Burner


    The BWU-200S is a 4x BD-R/16xDVD+/-R burner for the average Joe. At about $600 it essentially democratizes the BD burning process to an impressive degree, enabling us all to create our own “backup disk” of media, movies, and amateur goat porn without having trek down to Ye Olde Blu-Ray Disk Burning Shoppe. The disks can hold up to 50GB of data or 230 minutes of 1080i vide. It… Read More