michael heyward

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chi

Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

Startups are dying all over the place as last year's investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash. But Whisper refuses to race into the graveyard like fellow anonymous social apps Secret and Yik

The Guardian Publishes A Pretty Amazing Whisper “Clarification”

The Guardian, the British newspaper that published a series of articles last fall (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-revealed-whisper-app-tracking-users">starti

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 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 exci

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