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  • Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences, it was only fitting that we turned this episode of the Gillmor Gang on its head and started with an ending. Only in this crazy world does that make any sense. Read More

  • Anonymous Social App Secret Confirms $8.6 Million In New Funding

    Anonymous Social App Secret Confirms $8.6 Million In New Funding

    Secret, the anonymous social sharing app popular among the Silicon Valley and tech industry crowd, officially announced today it has raised $8.6 million in outside investment. The round included participation from Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian of Initialized Capital, MG Siegler of Google Ventures, Bing Gordon and Megan Quinn of KPCB, Chris Howard and Brad Silverberg of Fuel Capital, Vivi Nevo… Read More

  • The SXSW Effect, Visualized

    The SXSW Effect, Visualized

    During the Interactive portion of this year’s SXSW festival, Secret, an app that lets users post secrets pseudonymously, pressed for attention. The app rolled out a website that tracked Secrets shared during the event, and also updated its client to allow users to see Secrets that were shared nearby. Its CEO gave a talk. Secret bet that the massive density of technology enthusiasts in… Read More

  • Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation

    Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation

    The buzzy new app Secret — which lets people post messages to their circles of contacts without attribution — has closed a $10 million round of funding at a $50 million post-money valuation, TechCrunch has learned from two sources close to the situation. The funding was led by Google Ventures, with participation also from KPCB. Read More

  • Secrets, Lies And Startup Leaks: Mitigating Tech Company Paranoia In An Age Of Constant Crisis

    Secrets, Lies And Startup Leaks: Mitigating Tech Company Paranoia In An Age Of Constant Crisis

    It’s been an interesting few weeks for Silicon Valley insiders. Secret, the anonymous messaging app, has caused several communication crises for some prominent tech companies, and many more are no doubt on their way. By making the entire revelatory process anonymous and shareable, even seductive, the app’s attracted tech company leaks and spiteful rumors like never before. Read More

  • Tell All App Secret Adds Social Sharing And Nearby Gossip

    Tell All App Secret Adds Social Sharing And Nearby Gossip

    Secret is hoping to grow bigger and capitalize on SXSW with two new features. Share lets you post any Secret you see to Twitter, Facebook, SMS, or email. Nearby lets you opt in to seeing Secrets shared by people nearby, which could create an ad hoc community of users at SXSW. The two could draw more people into Secret and keep them there even if they don’t have friends on the app. Read More

  • Secret Adds Subscribe/Unsubscribe Options, Post Flagging, Unlinking And More

    Secret Adds Subscribe/Unsubscribe Options, Post Flagging, Unlinking And More

    Hot anonymous social network Secret has just pushed an update for its app that addresses a number of issues and improves performance. The new version allows users to subscribe or unsubscribe to any Secret post by swiping left, adds flagging of content that might be inappropriate, enables unlinking (more below on what that means), and speeds up the process of “hearting”… Read More

  • Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses

    Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses

    What happens when you combine anonymous messaging with college campuses? You get 100,000 users in three months. Yik Yak knows all about it. Read More

  • A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal

    “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” And all seem to be doing it about the new class of apps that rest on the premise of anonymity and/or ephemerality. Read More

  • Secret Launches Bug Bounty Program For Hackers Who Find Vulnerabilities In Its App

    Secret Launches Bug Bounty Program For Hackers Who Find Vulnerabilities In Its App

    Secret, which has fast become everyone’s favorite way to share “anonymish” thoughts with friends and strangers alike, has launched a new program that is designed to find — and squash — bugs in its mobile app before being exposed to the general public. Read More

  • Secret To Launch A Bug Bounty Program As Soon As Today

    Secret To Launch A Bug Bounty Program As Soon As Today

    Today, for a brief time, a post on the secret sharing app Secret and an image on Twitter caused a twinge in the cockles of every user’s heart. The image appeared to indicate that your email — and therefore your identity — could be tied to your Secret posts. Given that the vast majority of posts on Secret are stuff that would end up being really, really awkward to explain… Read More

  • My Secret Life

    My Secret Life

    Open the app to see what’s new. Check updates that have been posted on the secrets I’ve commented on first. Click through each of them. Go into the main feed, read down to where I last left off. Scroll back to the top, pull down to refresh. Head back to updates. That’s been my life over the past week, as Secret has become an all-consuming devourer of my time and attention. Read More

  • That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

    That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

    “I work at Evernote and we’re about to get acquired… Watch this space” That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new “anonymish” sharing app launched late last week. But it won’t be the last. Read More

  • Anonymity’s Moment: Secret Is Like Facebook For What You’re Really Thinking

    Anonymity’s Moment: Secret Is Like Facebook For What You’re Really Thinking

    In the mid-90s, it was all about a/s/l. Then a decade later, Facebook conquered the web, becoming the dominant identity provider on the web. Mark Zuckerberg himself once said that having two identities for yourself was a lack of integrity. But perhaps the pendulum swung a little too far. Not only did Zuckerberg recently concede on his original point, apps centered on ephemerality and anonymity… Read More

  • What's the secret message on the USB drive?

    There were a bunch of USB keys sent out to gaming outlets today, with no return address and only a cryptic message. What could it mean? Is Majestic coming back? Are aliens trying to contact gaming press outlets? Read More

  • Dell Ups Laptop HD Capacities to 250GB

    In all likelihood, desktops will always be ahead of laptops as far as storage goes. It’s simply a matter of size and power: a desktop can have both in spades, but a laptop needs to be portable and cord-free. Dell, though, is stepping things up a notch by adding 250GB HDs to certain of its XPS M1710 laptops. These make the first mass-produced commercial laptops in America with… Read More

  • Bell & Ross Blue BR01

    The Basel show is going on this week — it’s a big watch show in Switzerland where the pashahs and Captains of Industry send their buyers to pick up a few $100,000 trinkets. One stand-out item is this updated Bell & Ross BR01 Instrument Series watch. It’s an automatic timepiece with a honking big case and blue luminous hands. If you have to ask how much it costs, you… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Olympus Wearable Displays for Real Life Gaming

    Olympus has consistently launched pretty hot concepts and has kept their innovation track strong with 76 patents so far in 2007. Would getting into digital display eye wear be that much of a stretch from their experience in digital cameras? Well, they have been thinking about it. Actually, Olympus hasn’t been the only ones dabbling in this nascent area. Read More

  • Fujitsu Develops Unique Camera Phone Technology

    I fail to see how this is a fantastic breakthrough in technology, but to each his own. Fujitsu has been working on technology where secret messages can be stored in print and read by a camera phone. It works by skewing a yellow hue in the picture and using a camera phone with a Java application to decipher the information. Up to 12-bytes can be encoded and embedded in a picture and sources… Read More