Meet the 14 startups in Techstars NYC’s winter class

The entrepreneurs in the Techstars NYC program are going to spend today meeting with investors, reporters and other folks from the tech industry — but luckily, I had a chance to do rapid-fire interv

Viber now lets users set photos and videos to disappear after they’re viewed

Messaging apps can amass a lot of user data over time including everything from personal photos and videos users have shared to records of who they talk to most, where they’ve been, and what onlin

Ephemeral is developing tattoo ink designed to disappear after a year

Practically everyone who has ever considered a tattoo knows the old parental refrain of “you’ll have it forever.” It’s a fairly stark warning tinged with the regret of a generation covered in

Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

Make room for yet another dating app. San Francisco-based Blume is hoping to entice singles into its arms with a real-time selfie feature designed to thwart catfishing. So no more being chatted up by

Privately Takes An Ephemeral Sharing Pitch To Telcos

A Swiss spin-out startup from security firm Kudelski has relaunched its controlled social photo-sharing app, rebranding it as Privately. The earlier timebombing iOS app -- called Secret.li -- also let

Glimpse Pivots To Privacy-Focused Group Messaging For Teens

Security-focused ephemeral messaging app Glimpse is going through some major restructuring, with one co-founder departing as the startup shifts gears from general-purpose photo and video messaging to

Pluto Mail Lets You Set An Expiration Time For Your Emails

Pluto Mail describes itself as "the Snapchat of email," but the handy site does more than just make your messages disappear. It also lets you edit your emails before they are opened, see if they have

Snapchat Adds Ephemeral Text Chat And Video Calls

Snapchat is slowly adding features on top of its highly successful ephemeral messaging platform. Today’s two new features are a good old chat interface and a new FaceTime-like video calling feat

The Rise Of The Ephemeralnet

In the aftermath of the dot-com crash, a new era for the web began to take hold - a turning point whose seismic shift was hyped under the moniker "Web 2.0." The concept referred to the web becoming a

Burn Note Comes Back With A Vengeance, Aims To Protect Your Private Messages With New Mobile Apps

Way back in January 2012, a service called Burn Note launched, aiming to protect your private messages by destroying them after a certain period of time. Right around the same time, the concept of eph