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Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product

Secret Inc. — makers of the”anonymish” app Secret, which lets users post notes to friends, friends-of-friends, or those in their vicinity without revealing their identities —

Yik Yak Founders Defend Themselves Against Criticism Over Cyberbullying

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.yikyak.com">Yik Yak</a> co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington took the stage today at South by Southwest, where they addressed what they described as the bi

Spayce Takes On Yik Yak With A Location-Based Social App For Sharing “Moments,” Not Gossip

While popular location-based social app Yik Yak struggles amid controversy and on-campus bannings, a newcomer called Spayce is gearing up to compete with its own take on local social networking. Its f

Yik Yak Quietly Dropped From Google Play Charts In October

If the rise of anonymous apps has proven anything, it’s that humans can be ugly creatures when the social pressures that keep our baser natures in check are removed, and we’re allowed t

Atlanta’s Southern Hospitality Is Winning Venture Investors

Atlanta is home to the world's largest drive-in, some of rap music's greatest minds, and 71 streets named Peachtree. It's also the center of a thriving startup scene, as we saw at last night's Meetup

CrunchWeek: YikYak Vs. Spam, VCs Funding Coffee, Big Steps For Science Tech

Another week in tech has come and gone, bringing a fresh crop of stories for us to talk about on CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about some of the most inter

Yik Yak Systematically Downvotes Mentions Of Competitors

You can say anything on Yik Yak, as long as it’s not a competing app’s name. The anonymous app has quietly built a system that downvotes any mentions of several other apps for college kids

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

New Secret Is A Shameless Clone Of Yik Yak

It is.          

Yik Yak’s New Funding Round Confirmed As Sequoia Leads $61M Investment

There's been speculation that Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is raising again, and today an SEC filing confirmed that the one-year-old app, which is popular among U.S. colleges, has closed a $62 mill

Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

It's been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/04/22/after-cyberbullying-scandal-anonymous-socia

Anonymous Social Messaging Discovers That Location Matters

Apparently secrets are better if you share them with those closest to you — geographically. As anonymous social networks proliferate, they’re increasingly turning to location-based feature

After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million

Anonymous social networking apps are having a moment. Following the notable funding rounds for apps like Secret ($8.6 million) and Whisper ($21 million!), newcomer Yik Yak is today announcing a sma

Amid Bullying & Threats Of Violence, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Shuts Off Access To U.S. Middle & High School Students

Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well. Just look at Ask.fm, for example, the social Q&A platform whose shield of ano

Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses

What happens when you combine anonymous messaging with college campuses? You get 100,000 users in three months. <a target="_blank" href="http://yikyakapp.com/">Yik Yak</a> knows all about it.