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  • Secret is coming back

    Secret is coming back

    Secret, the anonymous sharing app developed by David Byttow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, looks to be on its way to resurrection. The app was part of a wave of anonymous apps like Whisper and YikYak but shut down April 2015 after facing a lot of criticism over privacy and cyberbullying. Secret allowed anyone to post snippets of text like a rumor or piece of gossip on an anonymous basis. Many… Read More

  • Secret’s founder returns with Bold, a Medium for enterprise

    Secret’s founder returns with Bold, a Medium for enterprise

    David Byttow learned just how much goes unsaid inside companies while he was running Secret. Blasting private information out publicly causes harassment, which led Secret to flame out and give investors back some of their money. But now Byttow is channeling his insight into a new startup called Bold, which he tells me is a “platform for writing long-form content at work. Use cases… Read More

  • Secret Co-Founder David Byttow Preps New Enterprise Startup After Stint At Medium

    Secret Co-Founder David Byttow Preps New Enterprise Startup After Stint At Medium

    Though his last startup flamed out, Secret co-founder David Byttow is ready to take another shot alongside former Secret designer Ben Lee. TechCrunch has learned the new startup will be in the enterprise space and won’t be based around anonymity. An image attained by TechCrunch shows Byttow told Facebook friends late last week that he’d been working at Medium on its upcoming October… Read More

  • Secret Co-Founder Chrys Bader-Wechseler Steps Down Because It’s Not About Design Anymore

    Secret Co-Founder Chrys Bader-Wechseler Steps Down Because It’s Not About Design Anymore

    One year after founding anonymish app Secret with fellow Googler David Byttow, Chrys Bader-Wechseler is leaving the company on amicable terms. He cites that Secret isn’t about design and curation as much now since it redesigned recently, dropping the artful photo squares with overlaid text in favor of a sterile text feed that looks just like competitor Yik Yak. Below you can see the… Read More

  • ‘Anonymish’ App Secret Taps Into Android, Global Markets; UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand First Up

    ‘Anonymish’ App Secret Taps Into Android, Global Markets; UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand First Up

    Secret — the iOS app that lets you share confessions, rumors, complaints and praise with your wider circle of friends without attaching your name to it– has captured the eye of early adopters in the US tech world. Now, with $10 million in funding behind it, Secret is going to test the waters for how it will fare in the wider word, with the app opening up this week to its… Read More

  • Secret's CEO Discusses Cyberbullying Policy

    Secret CEO Responds To Cyberbullying Criticism

    When it comes to cyberbullying in his anonyous sharing app, Secret co-founder claimed “We don’t see very much of that, if any” when we spoke on stage at SXSW. Secret’s user might disagree, and through these highlights from our fireside chat, you can see Byttow acknowledge the darker side of anonymity. He reveals Secret is considering an 17+ age limit and other barriers… Read More