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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 questions come to mind today as one of the leading companies in the "anonymous social" category, Secret, revamped its application, borrowing ideas from popular apps like Yik Yak and Snapchat and others in order to introduce new features like location-based posts, and disappearing private messages.

Kindle For iOS Updated With Goodreads, Kindle Unlimited Integrations And More — Amazon this morning has rolled out an updated version of its Kindle app for iOS users which now offers readers a number of new features, including integration with Amazon acquisition Goodreads, personalized book suggestions, and, for those who subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, access to over 700,000 titles in the app, among other additions.

Why It’s Right To Report On The Sony Hack — "No one's private life can totally withstand public scrutiny," reads an NYT op-ed pinned by screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin, angrily blasting the media for reporting the private details revealed through the recent hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, in what's shaping up to be one of the largest corporate data breaches to date.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile Under Attack From Brazilian Trolls — Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile has come under attack from a large number of online trolls who are taking advantage of the opportunity to leave comments, including stickers, photos and other "meme" images, on the Facebook CEO's public posts. The attackers are largely based in Brazil, and their barrage of comments and jokes have continued for several days now, nonstop.

Palantir Raises $50 Million Of Reported $400 Million Round — Palantir, the big data company that's one of the Valley's most valuable, having secured clients like the NSA, FBI and CIA early on before building up it private-sector customer base, has raised another $50 million, according to a new SEC filing. The round is still ongoing, however, and may total $400 million when complete.

Mobile Ad Firms Spotted Serving Up Malware Posing As Google Play Apps — Malware creators have historically found creative ways to distribute their malicious wares across PC networks, and now they've turned their attention to mobile. In 2013, for example, there were a few high-profile cases where security firms like Palo Alto Networks and Lookout discovered how malware was being distributed through rogue mobile ad networks to Android devices.

TV’s Disruption On Display As Netflix And Amazon Go Head-To-Head At Golden Globes — More proof that good television doesn't have to be developed by traditional industry players: Amazon has now received its first Golden Globe nominations for the Amazon Prime Instant Video original show Transparent, which follows the story of a family dealing with the late-in-life revelation that the family's patriarch (Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender.

Amazon’s Connected Speaker Echo Now Has An iOS App — When Amazon launched its $199 connected speaker Amazon Echo last month, which plays music, news, radio and more as well as respond to commands and queries via its included virtual assistant technology, it also came with a dedicated mobile app for configurations and other settings.

Google Removes Amazon’s App Listing From Google Play Search Following Addition Of Appstore, Instant Video Integrations — In October, we spotted that Amazon had quietly launched a hidden and functional app store within its main Android application which was available for download on Google Play. Now, according to new reports from varying sources, Amazon's flagship application's listing is no longer available via search from within Google Play, though its direct link is still live.

Stormy For iOS Makes Posting Tweetstorms Easier (Sorry!) — Love 'em or hate 'em, but tweetstorms are still a thing. So there may as well be an app for that! A newly launched, exceedingly simple iOS application called Stormy lets you compose your thoughts as a series of tweets in advance of your Twitter spamming tweetstorming efforts, allowing you the time to craft just the right phrases and figure out any issues with character count ahead of posting.
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Dec 18, 2014

The problem w/homelessness is not invisibility imho, it's lack of mental health care programs + terrible laws

Dec 18, 2014

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

Dec 18, 2014

Everest, The Peter Thiel-Backed App For Achieving Your Dreams, Shuts Down:

Dec 18, 2014

Dull’s App Brings Trending Content From Around The Web To Your iPhone:

Dec 17, 2014

Request: Tinder for LinkedIn invitations.

Dec 17, 2014

Inbox Messenger Raises $3.9 Million For Its Design-Focused Private Messaging App:

Dec 17, 2014

Facebook’s Interest-Based Social App Rooms Is Now Easier To Use:

Dec 17, 2014

Compose Is A Distraction-Free Email App That Only Lets You Write Messages:

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