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Every board member of anonymous app Whisper has reportedly stepped down

Remember Whisper, the anonymous chat app? It's been a while since we've heard much from the company, but it's still around and has recently lost a bunch of high-profile board members.

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

Whisper launches new tool to automate article creation from its user-generated content

After months spent watching other anonymous messaging and sharing apps come and go, Whisper is coming back to the market with a new product, a massive readership and a reinvigorated approach to sharin

No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown

Egypt has intensified its cyber crackdown under president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In recent years authorities have blocked Facebook’s controversial Free Basics program for not allowing it to spy on us

Signal app-maker rebuts criticism of dev direction by calling for more community help

Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Open Whisper Systems (OWS), the not-for-profit software group behind the respected Signal Protocol crypto (and the eponymous Signal secure messaging app) has responded to

Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup Of 2015

The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, people from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in an e

After Passing 10 Million Monthly Active Users, Whisper Hires Its First President

Whisper announced today that it hired Mark Troughton to be its president. Troughton was the president of Green Dot, which specializes in prepaid debit cards and went public in July 2010. He was most r

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

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 curatio

Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret’s Not One Of Them

Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These

Whisper Suspends Editorial Team Involved In Guardian Visit

Anonymous messaging app Whisper has suspended its editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman and other staff members after Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller wrote a letter summoning Whisper ex

Whisper Denies Tracking User Info And Sharing It With The U.S. Government

Anonymous social media app Whisper might be tracking the location of users via GPS or IP address on their smartphones and then handing that info over to the U.S. Department of Defense, according to th

Whisper’s Nonprofit Your Voice Is Now A Digital Platform To Discuss Depression Openly

In the wake of all the discussion about depression and suicide this past week, Whisper founders Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks announced they are starting a $1 million endowment for Whisper’s s

Whisper Confirms $36M In New Funding, Adds Related Posts, Categories, And Explore Feature To App

Anonymous social sharing startup Whisper has confirmed a new round of funding and is launching an updated version of its app that will make it easier for users to connect with others sharing similar t

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

Secret And Whisper Get Their Own Chinese Clones

Secret and Whisper have hit a dubious benchmark of success. Both have been cloned by developers in China. Secret posted about its Chinese duplicate this weekend, while Tech In Asia was the first Engli

Fly Or Die: Secret

With last week's episode focusing on Whisper, we thought it only fair to take a hard look at its biggest competitor, Secret. Welcome to another episode of Fly or Die.

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

Fly Or Die: Whisper

Anonymity is all the rage these days, and so we bring our attention to <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/02/18/whisper-the-sequoia-backed-secret-sharing-app-makes-a-move-into-tmz-territory/">W
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