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A hard look at token sale mania by a true insider

Moshe Hogeg is a fixture in the Valley mythos. This Israeli founder of Yo (yes, that Yo) and Mobli, he recently became one of the most prolific ICO investors in the world with a thesis that, in short,

Stox to launch token sale for its new prediction market

Stox.com is Invest.com’s prediction market product and it’s getting a little boost through a newly-opened token sale using Bancor’s smart token protocol. This announcement, while ful

9 promising at-home lab test startups for everything from fertility to STDs

It’s easier than ever to skip the doctor and go straight for the at-home test these days, thanks to updated regulations and the technology to match — and for many, it’s the answer to

Cloak & Dagger is a newly-discovered Android exploit that lets hackers hide malicious activity

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have released a full report on a new attack vector that affects Android up to version 7.1.2. The exploit, called Cloak & Dagger, uses Android&#8217

How Yo inspired the Jonas Brothers to create apps

Remember that silly app, Yo, where you could ping someone with just a tap? Well, Kevin Jonas does. At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, the Jonas brothers talked about why they are cre

Yo Tries To Make Itself Useful With Photo And Link Alerts From 150 Sources

“It was just a way to annoy your friends” Yo co-founder Or Arbel tells me. His minimalist messenger hit 3.5 million users at its peak thanks to the mainstream press’ sudden fascinati

Gillmor Gang: Not Fade Away

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 5, 2014. As notifications and deep linking are built out, the Gillmor Gang is implemen

Gillmor Gang: Basement Tape

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, November 28, 2014. I stopped writing a few years ago, mostly because I felt the form was too mu

MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milk

I’m not great at being an adult. If I’m lucky enough to have milk in the fridge for my cereal, it’s normally gone bad. Luckily, a hack at yesterday’s Disrupt EU Hackathon can t

Move Over, Uber, SF Residents Can “Yo” A Smart Car To Take Them Anywhere They Want Tomorrow

A very gimmicky Mercedes-Benz campaign hopes to tap into the SF tech millennial market tomorrow by offering free rides in its smart electric vehicles to anyone who sends them a "Yo." Starting at no

Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore

One-word messaging app Yo is growing up, fueled by its recent $1.5 million in seed funding at a $10 million valuation. The startup has now released an update (v1.1.0) to its iOS app which introduces a

Now There’s Not One, But Two Emoji-Only Social Networks

You wait ages for an emoji-only social network -- and then two come along in quick succession.

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/1)

There were a ton of amazing stories on TechCrunch from 7/26 to 8/1, but here are the 11 best. Matt Burns wrote a piece about Xiaomi being in copycat mode. If Xiaomi is to expand outside of China, it

Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO & Others Pulled From The App Store [UPDATED]

Yo, the simplified messaging app backed by an optimistic $1.5 million in funding, has apparently had it with the clones. The company is now trying to get the parody app YOLO and other similar efforts

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest that a new app called Yo! seems to be getting. While the whole

Yo Has Spawned An Army Of Clones

Yo, a so-dumb-it’s-smart (?) app now valued at $10 million following its $1.5 million seed funding round, lets you send brief audio messages to friends that simply say “Yo.” I’

Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — react with nervous jokes as all eyes turn to the success of Yo, the single-minded communication app

You Say Potato Salad

Imagine missing yesterday as a news day, and meeting today with fresh eyes: You'd wonder why a lot of people were talking about potato salad. And, wow, poor Brazil. If this Kickstarter for potato sala

Fly Or Die: Yo

You might have heard of Yo. It’s a new app that has one singular function: it sends the word “Yo” to your friends. The app saw 50k downloads before ever officially launching and has

HODOR!

Stop. the. presses. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.justyo.co/">Yo</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/hands-on-with-yo-the-absurdly-simple-messaging-app/">ridiculously simple
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