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@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Yik Yak, once valued at $400 million, shuts down and sells off engineers for $1 million

Communities
Ars Technica

Yik Yak is dead, long live Yik Yak

Communities
TechCrunch

Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

Communities
Business Insider

The Yik Yak app is officially dead

Communities
Acquisition
Slashdot , Bloomberg

Square Said To Acquire Team From Struggling Social App Yik Yak

@dhh @film_girl @ellenhuet via Bloomberg , VentureBeat , Business Insider , +1

Square Said to Acquire Team From Struggling Social App Yik Yak

Communities
Undisclosed funding
Tnooz

British Airways parent invests in Esplorio and VChain

@andrewchen via The Verge

Square is in talks to buy the Yik Yak team

Communities
Adweek

22squared Hires Leo Burnett Vet to Catapult the Agency and Its Clients to the Next Level

Employment Diversity
TechCrunch

OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

CoinDesk , SiliconANGLE Media

Blockstack Launches Decentralized Internet Platform on Amazon Web Services

CoinDesk

Decentralized Web Gets Visual Aid With New Blockstack Explorer

The Verge , TechCrunch

Yik Yak is secretly pivoting to group messaging

Communities Education
Tnooz

Mobile app startups - Credntia, OMitra, TheHopper

Apps Funding
Finextra

Fingerprint Cards’ board member Lars Söderfjell taken into custody

$3,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
FinSMEs , DC Inno

ID DataWeb Raises $3M in Strategic Cyber Ventures

TechCrunch , FinSMEs

Blockstack, formerly called Onename, just raised $5.3 million

Funding
Ars Technica

Yik Yak fires 30 of 50 employees, still has no business model

Communities
@Jason via The Verge , TechCrunch , CNN Tech , +1

Yik Yak lays off a ‘significant’ number of employees as growth collapses

Communities
Finextra

Juvo and Cable & Wireless to drive financial inclusion across Caribbean