Who’s Near Me Live

  • The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live

    The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live

    You guys may remember a post on TechCrunch yesterday about a trademark spat between an entrepreneur named Brian Hamachek, who built an app called Who's Near Me Live, and a Lightbank-backed startup called myRete, who built an app called WhosHere, strikingly similar in both functionality and name. The story unfolded that Hamachek had been bullied by WhosHere in the legal realm, despite the fact that… Read More

  • Startups Vs. Startups: App Developer Gets Sued By Lightbank-Backed WhosHere

    Startups Vs. Startups: App Developer Gets Sued By Lightbank-Backed WhosHere

    So here's a story that hopefully will be an eye-opener for entrepreneurs and startups, while providing a painful peek into trademark harassment and the importance of due diligence. It goes a little something like this: About two years ago, software engineer Brian Hamachek decided to build an app first on Windows Mobile (how some horror stories have been known to begin), then on Windows Phone, that… Read More