whisper

  • Whisper Suspends Editorial Team Involved In Guardian Visit

    Whisper Suspends Editorial Team Involved In Guardian Visit

    Anonymous messaging app Whisper has suspended its editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman and other staff members after Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wrote a letter summoning Whisper execs to an in-person meeting to discuss the app’s privacy practices. “While Whisper provides users a unique social experience, the allegations in recent media accounts are serious and… Read More

  • Whisper Denies Tracking User Info And Sharing It With The U.S. Government

    Whisper Denies Tracking User Info And Sharing It With The U.S. Government

    Anonymous social media app Whisper might be tracking the location of users via GPS or IP address on their smartphones and then handing that info over to the U.S. Department of Defense, according to the Guardian. The Guardian says that during a three-day trip to discuss a partnership with Whisper, it discovered that the L.A.-based startup was pinpointing user locations within 500 meters, even… Read More

  • Whisper’s Nonprofit Your Voice Is Now A Digital Platform To Discuss Depression Openly

    Whisper’s Nonprofit Your Voice Is Now A Digital Platform To Discuss Depression Openly

    In the wake of all the discussion about depression and suicide this past week, Whisper founders Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks announced they are starting a $1 million endowment for Whisper’s separate nonprofit entity Your Voice. Whisper also announced that Your Voice morphs today into a new digital platform for Whisper users and others to share their struggles in the hopes of… Read More

  • Whisper Confirms $36M In New Funding, Adds Related Posts, Categories, And Explore Feature To App

    Whisper Confirms $36M In New Funding, Adds Related Posts, Categories, And Explore Feature To App

    Anonymous social sharing startup Whisper has confirmed a new round of funding and is launching an updated version of its app that will make it easier for users to connect with others sharing similar thoughts and emotions. The newest version of the app is designed to highlight Whispers that are similar in theme to those shared by each user. Read More

  • Whisper's Michael Heyward and Sequoia Capital's Roelof Botha on Creating a More Empathetic World

    Whisper CEO Michael Heyward Defends Gwyneth Paltrow Post

    It’s not easy being interviewed by Michael Arrington. Over the last several years, we’ve seen our share of VCs, entrepreneurs, and big tech execs wilt under the pressure. But not Michael Heyward. The Whisper CEO held his own against Arrington, spending the majority of his interview at Disrupt NY 2014 defending his app as a place where authenticity and empathy reigns. Read More

  • Whisper CEO Michael Heyward To Join Us At Disrupt NY 2014

    Whisper CEO Michael Heyward To Join Us At Disrupt NY 2014

    Together with co-founder Brad Brooks, Michael Heyward created Whisper, an app for iOS and Android that lets users anonymously share their thoughts and feelings with the world around them. We’re excited to announce that Heyward will be joining us on-stage at Disrupt NY 2014, where he’ll talk about the future of Whisper and other anonymous social sharing apps. Read More

  • Secret And Whisper Get Their Own Chinese Clones

    Secret And Whisper Get Their Own Chinese Clones

    Secret and Whisper have hit a dubious benchmark of success. Both have been cloned by developers in China. Secret posted about its Chinese duplicate this weekend, while Tech In Asia was the first English-language publication to report on both apps. Mimi means “secret” in Chinese, while Xiaosheng means “quiet.” Mimi was made by Shenzhen Wumii Technology Limited, which… Read More

  • Secret | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Secret

    With last week’s episode focusing on Whisper, we thought it only fair to take a hard look at its biggest competitor, Secret. Welcome to another episode of Fly or Die. Read More

  • Boston And L.A. Pitch-Off Applications Close On Monday

    Boston And L.A. Pitch-Off Applications Close On Monday

    You have exactly four days, depending on how much sleep you require, to apply to the TechCrunch startup Pitch-Offs happening in Boston and Los Angeles on April 8 and April 10, respectively. And if some part of you is blowing me off right now, thinking that this isn’t a big deal, you’d be pretty seriously mistaken. Read More

  • Whisper | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Whisper

    Anonymity is all the rage these days, and so we bring our attention to Whisper. This week, we’re joined by Leena Rao, who has some mixed feelings about the craze around anonymous social sharing apps, like Whisper and competitor Secret. Read More