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What's Changing Social Media In 2016

The latest changes by social media and messaging firms are all about cementing their dominance in their users’ everyday lives. From Facebook’s push into bots to Twitter’s deal to stream NFL games to Snapchat’s discovery channels these services...

Read More30 Sep 16
The Tech Behind The Panama Papers & Techstars In Africa

From the tech that made the Panama Papers possible to Techstars in Africa to Yik Yak's mounting problems here are the seven stories to read to stay in the know. 1. The Tech Story Behind The Panama Papers The massive Panama Papers leak that exposed the...

Read More07 Apr 16
3 Social Networks Challenging The Old Order

There remains plenty of investor interest in the new wave of social networks with Pinterest raising another USD186m bringing its Series G round to USD553m. It’s not the only social media network taking on the big players that is yet to go public....

Read More11 May 15
Lessons From The Failure Of Anonymous Social Network Secret

Despite raising USD35m, anonymous social network Secret is shutting down. It comes as rival service Whisper hits 10m users and another competitor in the space, Yik Yak, sits strong. The closure is a long time coming with Secret not even in the top 1,000...

Read More30 Apr 15
NOVEMBER DEAL BOOK: Nigerian E-Commerce; Rise Of Artificial Intelligence & 278 Deals Tracked

After a busy October, venture capital investment slowed slightly in November. Nevertheless, there was big spending in the ever-popular, emerging market e-commerce segment, as well as popular sectors like messaging, with Slack in the enterprise field and...

Read More20 Jan 15
Yik Yak Secures USD62m For Anonymous Messaging Board

Yik Yak has secured USD62m for its anonymous messaging app. The round was led by Sequoia Capital. Yik Yak operates an anonymous online local messaging board. The app is popular in US colleges and is used in around 1,500 campuses. Following issues with...

Read More24 Nov 14
YikYak Raising USD75m For Anonymous Social Posts -Rumour

YikYak is nearing a close on a USD75m round of financing, according to sources. The anonymous messaging service, which uses location to find messages to share with it's users, is not commenting on the funding or releasing details of any investors....

Read More18 Nov 14
Meet Yik Yak; Hinge; BlaBlaCar & Moven - Our Top Investments This Week

With temperatures in the city hitting an all-summer high, the VC investment space too continues to back red-hot tech companies. This week our top investments include an anonymous gossip network and a downloadable bank from New York. Then there's a dating...

Read More07 Jul 14
Yik Yak Lands USD10m For Anonymous Messaging App For Students

Yik Yak has landed USD10m for its anonymous messaging app from DCM, Azure Capital and popular Chinese social network Renren. Users can post messages of up to 200 characters to the app without tying posts to a username or needing a password. Yik Yak uses...

Read More30 Jun 14
Social networking app Yik Yak scores USD1.5m

Yik Yak, a social networking app, has raised USD1.5m from Atlanta Ventures, Azure Capital Partners, Vaizra Investments, DCM, as well as various angel investors. The community-driven app enables its downloader to view an anonymous news feed of other...

Read More23 Apr 14
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Live Global News 8

Square Said to Acquire Team from Struggling Social App Yik Yak
Read More24 Apr 17 YCombinator News - Hacker News
Sources: Square is in talks to "acquihire" Yik Yak's team, with one source saying another firm is also interested; founders likely won't join new company (Casey Newton/The Verge)
Read More04 Apr 17Techmeme
Square is in talks to buy the Yik Yak team
Read More04 Apr 17 The Verge - All Posts
Sequoia shops Yik Yak to potential buyers
Read More04 Apr 17Biz Journals - Technology News
These Failed Apps Discovered a Hidden Rule of the Web
Read More14 Mar 17 YCombinator News - Hacker News
Yik Yak is back with a college Slack called Hive
Read More14 Feb 17 TechCrunch
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