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  • Stox to launch token sale for its new prediction market

    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 full of jargon, means that Stox will be able to raise money to develop infrastructure and increase its marketing and sales groups. Stox is a spin-off of Invest.com, an established player in the… Read More

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    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 invasive and expensive hospital visits. A new army of startups has popped up in the last couple of years to offer you low-cost options for everything from breast cancer inheritance to HIV. Read More

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

    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’s design and screen behaviors against users, effectively hiding activity behind various app-generated interface elements that lets a hacker grab screen interactions and hide activity behind… Read More

  • How Yo inspired the Jonas Brothers to create apps

    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 creating apps. After seeing the Yo app raise over $1 million in funding, Kevin said it made launching startups look easy. “If they could do that, look what I can do,” said Kevin, about… Read More

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

    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 fascination with an app that only let you send people the word “Yo”. Most of those users quickly evaporated because Yo wasn’t very useful. Yet. But today Yo launches what Arbel says was… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang:: Not Fade Away

    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 implementing a series of interconnected apps and services including a forthcoming Gillmor Gang app. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Basement Tape

    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 much a parlor trick. Social felt more directed, less pious, touched with a gentle irony when played well. Threaded through Twitter, the social graph added context to the polemic of the post, a… Read More

  • MilkzUpBottle Is Yo For When You’re Out Of Milk

    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 tell you everything you need to know about your milk situation. It’s called MilkzupBottle and it’s a combination of a plastic bottle, a USB connector, an LED light, and a basic… Read More

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

    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 noon on August 21, smart will place pop-up signs at two outdoor locations in San Francisco – one in the Mission and one in SoMa. Anyone who reads the sign and then sends out a… Read More

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

    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 series of new features — including the ability to send more than just the word “yo”. Read More

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

    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. Read More

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

    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 must stop ripping off other products. Outrage hit the web when everyone found out about Facebook’s plan to no longer allow messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps. Users are… Read More

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

    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 removed from the App Store by filing a complaint with Apple, claiming copyright and trademark infringement. Yo…YOLO? Surely you can see the potential consumer confusion? According to the… Read More

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

    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 world was deriding (and downloading) Yo!, the company quietly (well, not quite) raised further funding at a $10 million valuation. Read More

  • 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’m not making this up. This is Idiocracy in action, my friends. The buzz around Yo was nearly as deafening as that around Flappy Bird for basically the same reasons: This? This is a thing?!  Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    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 that has one thing on its little mind. But wait a minute, what’s surreally going on here as BetaWorks’ John Borthwick leads an investment round on the love child union of… Read More

  • Yo | Fly or Die

    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 received $1 million in funding. The idea here is that the sender, and the time of day, and the circumstances surrounding the Yo provide enough context to not need anything else. The company… Read More

  • HODOR!

    HODOR!

    Stop. the. presses. Yo, the ridiculously simple messaging app that lets you send a “Yo” to your friends and nothing more, has a new rival. (Or perhaps a more appropriate word would be “parody.”) Introducing Yo, Hodor. As the name implies, this recently launched app offers a different spin on the Yo concept by letting you virtually shout “HODOR!” to… Read More

  • Yo! Hackathon Attempts To Show How Yo Can Grow

    Yo! Hackathon Attempts To Show How Yo Can Grow

    The something-like-a-phenomenon app of the moment, Yo, held a hackathon today in San Francisco in an attempt to prove that there can be more to Yo than just the Yo, yo. One hack that’s already climbed the charts to the number one spot on Product Hunt is YoServerIsDown — created by programmers Jarryd Lee and Hayden Lee. The app, which will send a yo to notify a subscriber when a… Read More