Quantify Yoself!

If You Want to Know What Keeps You Happy, This App Could Help You Find Out

Happyness will show you how happy you are day-to-day. That is, if you actually stick to it. (Image via formatbrain)

There’s an app to quantify, measure and keep track of every facet of our lives: our schedules, our bodies, even our vital signs. But at the end of the day, isn’t your well-being the only thing that really matters? No sweat, we’re gonna quantify that, too.

Happyness is a free iOS app that serves as an analytics dashboard for your state of mind. The app was made by a trio of U.C. Berkeley students who wanted to make something useful instead of slogging through a summer internship. Read More

Freshly Minted

Freshly Minted: Mysterious Encryption Startup Wickr Nabs $30B and Jim Breyer Endorsement

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Welcome to Freshly Minted, where we examine an overlooked deal or funding announcement in tech from the past week, and tell you what you need to know, and why it matters.

This week’s deal: Secure messaging app Wickr closed a $30 million Series B to build a social network with NSA-level encryption.

If the naysayers are to believed, privacy is dead, and no one cares whether or not Facebook, Twitter and Google are collecting our personal data and selling it to marketers. Wickr, on the other hand, is an app for people who haven’t given up the fight to keep their correspondence private. And it’s growing rapidly. Read More