Yo Has Spawned An Army Of Clones

Yo, a so-dumb-it’s-smart (?) app now valued at $10 million following its $1.5 million seed funding round, lets you send brief audio messages to friends that simply say “Yo.” I’

Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — react with nervous jokes as all eyes turn to the success of Yo, the single-minded communication app

You Say Potato Salad

Imagine missing yesterday as a news day, and meeting today with fresh eyes: You'd wonder why a lot of people were talking about potato salad. And, wow, poor Brazil. If this Kickstarter for potato sala

Fly Or Die: Yo

You might have heard of Yo. It’s a new app that has one singular function: it sends the word “Yo” to your friends. The app saw 50k downloads before ever officially launching and has


Stop. the. presses. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.justyo.co/">Yo</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/hands-on-with-yo-the-absurdly-simple-messaging-app/">ridiculously simple

Yo! Hackathon Attempts To Show How Yo Can Grow

The something-like-a-phenomenon app of the moment, Yo, held a hackathon today in San Francisco in an attempt to prove that there can be more to Yo than just the Yo, yo. One hack that’s already c

French Soccer Fans Can Yo The National Team

The jury is still out on if Yo is the future of electronic communication or just a conversation-starting fad, but that isn't stopping brands getting in on the one-syllable action, as they are wont to

Study Finds Teens Using Facebook More

In quite the turnaround, it seems Facebook is gaining popularity with young users again. Forrester Research surveyed 4,517 teens, between the ages of 12 and 17, about social media usage and nearly

CrunchWeek: Amazon’s Fire Phone, Facebook’s Slingshot, And Yo

This week Colleen Taylor, Kyle Russell, and myself sat around the round table to dig into the week's news: Should we buy Amazon's new Fire smartphone? Is Slingshot Facebook's mobile moonshot? And, of

Yo? No.

Growing up - and excuse me for dating myself here a bit - kids were into Swatch watches, jean jackets, stirrup pants, and jelly bracelets. My sister grew up collecting something called “pogs,” whi

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Fire Phone, Ink & Slide, And Slingshot

The podcast is packed this week, with six of us talking over each other about some of the most exciting news of the week. If you didn't hear, Amazon launched its own smartphone called the <a href=

Colbert Weighs In On Yo, Asking Y?

Last night I had a dream. In it, everyone in the world used just one word: Yo. "Yo" for hello, "Yo" for yes and no, "Yo" for I'm hungry. "Yo" for everything. So imagine my surprise this morning wh

Yo App Hacked By College Students

A Georgia Tech student, together with two of his roommates, claims to have hacked Yo, the Poke-like app that has set some (though not all) of Silicon Valley alight in the last 48 hours. [See update be

Hands On With Yo, The Absurdly Simple Messaging App

In certain web-obsessed circles, the word of the day today was definitely “yo.” Yo is a ridiculously simple smartphone app that allows you to contact friends with one word messages that sa


Yo. It seems so simple. So mindless. It's only slightly less boring than "Hey" or "Hi", if only because of some perceived aggression or excitement attached to it. But Yo is anything but simple.

Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker Are Back With An Ambitious New Project; Investors Abound

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