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  • Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

    Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

    “Removed instagram friend-finding cause they blocked us! #nochill” This note in hip GIF app Phhhoto‘s latest release notes was how it announced its users can no longer easily follow their Instagram friends. Instagram confirmed to me that it has blocked Phhhoto’s Find Friends access, but it has a policy of not discussing platform enforcement issues regarding… Read More

  • Controversial After School App Relaunches With New Safety Features And Zero Tolerance For Hate

    Controversial After School App Relaunches With New Safety Features And Zero Tolerance For Hate

    After School is back and ready to try again. The mission is the same: Give teens a safe but anonymous place to talk to high school classmates. After several months of retooling the app just relaunched on the App Store and, even with the aggressive safety features in place, growth hasn’t slowed down. When After School hit the App Store in October 2014, it immediately sparked outrage as… Read More

  • FanBread Says It Can Help Online Celebs Make Money By Creating Their Own Websites

    FanBread Says It Can Help Online Celebs Make Money By Creating Their Own Websites

    If you’re big on YouTube or Vine or whatever, a startup called FanBread aims to help you make money — specifically by building and monetizing a website of your very own. The company is only emerging from stealth mode today, but founder and CEO Karl House told me he’s done something similar before, when he served as head of sales and business development at YouTube network… Read More

  • AfterCollege Acquires CollegeFeed To Support Recent Grads Hunting For Jobs

    AfterCollege Acquires CollegeFeed To Support Recent Grads Hunting For Jobs

    AfterCollege, a platform supporting entry-level jobs and internships for recent college grads, just acquired CollegeFeed, a social network for job-seeking college students started by a former Googler. CollegeFeed, started by Sanjeev Agrawal and Aman Khanna, helps students from universities like Stanford and Carnegie Mellon connect with entry-level jobs. “The vision we started with… Read More

  • The Neobase Is Your Own Private Social Network In A Box

    The Neobase Is Your Own Private Social Network In A Box

    With the growing number of large-scale hacks and revelations of government surveillance still fresh on people’s minds, a company called Neone is introducing a way for families and friends to more privately share content, including files, photos, videos and more, with one another without having to rely on the cloud. Instead, with a piece of hardware it’s calling the Neobase… Read More

  • Entelo Wants To Help Companies Hire Diverse Employees As They Scale Up

    Entelo Wants To Help Companies Hire Diverse Employees As They Scale Up

    In the past year, we saw a string of companies release diversity reports that exposed the numbers behind the underrepresentation of women and minorities in tech roles. Along with those reports came commitments to do better. Entelo thinks its algorithm can help tech companies follow through on those promises. Entelo is a platform that businesses can use to search for job candidates that has… Read More

  • Meerkat Now Lets You Easily Follow Users Via The Web

    Meerkat Now Lets You Easily Follow Users Via The Web

    Live video broadcast app Meerkat is edging away from being so reliant on Twitter’s network to power its own: The company announced a new “light follow” feature that works via the web, making it easy for anyone to follow users quickly without following them on Twitter, and to then receive notifications via Meerkat on iOS whenever they go live with a stream. Introducing… Read More

  • Rhapsody’s New Cards Offer Streaming Music Right In Twitter

    Rhapsody’s New Cards Offer Streaming Music Right In Twitter

    Twitter’s own dedicated music app never really took off, but a new partner integration with Rhapsody brings 30 million full tracks to the app via new Rhapsody audio cards. The new cards go live starting today, with a number of artists posting their own tracks to the social network as part of the kick-off of SXSW’s arts festival. The licensed streaming of full tracks directly in… Read More

  • Amazon’s ‘Write On’ Crowd-Publishing Platform Opens To All

    Amazon’s ‘Write On’ Crowd-Publishing Platform Opens To All

    Amazon has a new crowd-publishing platform called Write On, which is a direct competitor to Wattpad, the social network with self-publishing authors offering up their content for free, and working together with the community to incorporate feedback into their ongoing work. The Amazon version launched last October as an invite-only beta, but now it’s a full-fledged product available to… Read More

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