Yik Yak

Yik Yak users are protesting the app’s makeover after acquisition by Sidechat

Yik Yak users are enraged over the changes being made to the anonymous social app after its quiet acquisition by the similarly focused campus chat app, Sidechat. While Yik Yak had focused on anonymous

Anonymous app Sidechat picks up rival Yik Yak…and users aren’t happy

Sidechat, the anonymous posting platform that began blowing up last year on college campuses, appears to have acquired a rival anonymous social platform, Yik Yak. While you may recall Yik Yak’s

Men are a niche demographic

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny was back, joining Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chri

Yik Yak returns from the dead

After meeting an ignominious end in 2017, the anonymous gossip app once popular with college students lives again. Yik Yak returned to the iOS App Store on Monday (sorry, Android users) under new owne

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

Trill Project aims to be a safe community for people to express their true selves

Trill Project, founded by three high school girls, recently launched out of private beta to help people safely express themselves online. For those unfamiliar with the word “trill,” it&#82

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.

Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social network this week. The app allow

Yik Yak is back with a college Slack called Hive

Yik Yak crashed and burned after raising $73.5 million… then laying off most of its employees as users ditched its anonymous message board app. But now Yik Yak appears to be taking another shot

Fading anonymous social network Yik Yak is laying off most of its employees

Yik Yak, the once universally recognized anonymous social network that virally took over college campuses back in 2014, is planning to lay off a “significant” number of employees, first no

General Catalyst’s Niko Bonatsos on why timing and empathy are key to founder success

Jasper Kuria Contributor Share on Twitter Jasper Kuria is the managing partner of CRO consultancy The Conversion Wizards and is the founder of Capital & Growth, an e-commerce education site. More

Yik Yak yearns to be local, not just anonymous

Anonymity has proven a dangerous path for startups like Secret, so Yik Yak is pushing a soft pivot towards connection with people close by. You can still share anonymous quips on the sagging college a

Yik Yak tries to make a comeback with launch of private chat

Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported that Yik Yak would soon be introducing a new feature designed to help the floundering app boost its user retention numbers: private chat. Today, the company con

Yik Yak’s CTO drops out as the hyped anonymous app stagnates

Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For VC Of The Year

We're getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up f

Yik Yak Launches On The Web

Yik Yak, the anonymous, location-based social network that has taken college campuses by storm, has today launched a web client. The company has been working on the web version of the app for the p

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

Membo Is The Yik Yak For Trendy Local Discovery

A lot of local discovery apps are great at telling you what’s been popular in an area for years, but they aren’t so great at helping you find the cool speakeasy that opened up last Tuesd

Still Full From Thanksgiving? Our Fastest Rising Startup Is Already On Its Next Course

Sit back, take a big deep breath and make some more room for us because the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards is coming up quick, and nominations are in full swing. The deadline is coming up next week on

Yik Yak Introduces Photos, But No Faces Allowed

Yik Yak wants to let you share what you’re seeing without anyone knowing who you are. The anonymous social app today announced that users will now be able to share photos on the service. The c
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