Secrets Secrets Are No Fun
Last week, the Guardian set off a he-said-she-said firestorm when they accused anonymous sharing app Whisper of invasively tracking their users, handing out user data to journalists and bragging about it along the way. Whisper called bullshit, but the Guardian wouldn’t let up, so Whisper promised an internal investigation. Turns out, that’s not going to Read More
No matter how hard we try to ignore them, anonymous gossip apps like Secret and Whisper find new and terrifying ways to alter the media landscape.
And now, finally, a grown-up has come along to scold the immature tech types who use these apps to anonymously talk smack on their fellow human beings.
A leak on Fancy.com might show what the new Twitter Commerce service looks like. [Recode]
Apple is reportedly looking to use a curved display, inductive wireless charging and solar panels to power its iWatch. [New York Times]
Facebook Graph Search might finally come to mobile devices. [Verge]
Brands looking to spend money on ephemeral apps (say Snapchat, Whisper, etc.) is a nerve-wrecking proposition because they don’t know if it’s a “known quantity.” [AdWeek]
GoPro debuted its first Super Bowl commercial. [Engadget]
Here’s a leaked memo from Google telling its employees what to think about its controversial shuttle program in San Francisco. [Valleywag]
Neetzan Zimmerman explains what he’s going to do at secret sharing app Whisper and we still don’t get it. [AdWeek]
Analysts are guessing that Apple sold between 50 and 60 million iPhones last quarter because numbers. [Fortune]
Besides the health insurance, there’s another good thing about being acquired by Google: you don’t have to make money. That’s what the founder of Waze joked yesterday. [Recode]
Beats Music, which offers nearly the same thing as Spotify but has 100 percent more Dr. Dre, is now available for download. [BGR]