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Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

CoreAppScreens If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal version of Meetup, perhaps. The idea that the younger, mobile generation… Read More

A New Project From Lulu Says That I’m 89 Percent Dude

how dude If you get tired of asking Microsoft how old you look, here’s a variant from startup Lulu — a site that answers the question, “How Dude Do I Look?” Lulu launched the project last week. CEO Alexandra Chong said it was hacked together pretty quickly as an “homage” to Microsoft’s How Old project. Chong talked to TechCrunch TV about the project at Disrupt… Read More

SimCity Creator Will Wright’s New App Wants To Create A Graphic Novel Of Your LIfe

thred techcrunch The creator of SimCity, Will Wright, has come out with a new app called THRED — and it isn’t a game. Instead, Wright describes it as a natively built way to browse “the World Wide Web” in a more pure sense. The THRED app is essentially a collection of pieces of content that range anywhere from games, photos, locations and such strung together in a thread in a cover… Read More

Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

flat-ui-login-iphone-2 Spotted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, was the newly launched social photo-sharing app Rewind. As its name implies, the idea with this app is to give you and your friends a way to look back on your most recently shared photos and posts, which you can do quickly by sliding your finger to scroll through Rewind’s “timeline” feature. But the twist… Read More

With 100 Million People Watching Vine Videos Every Month, Jason Mante Says Monetization Still Isn’t The Focus

jason-mante12 Twitter now owns Vine, which has a large, vibrant user base. And still, there are no plans to make money off of it just yet, Vine’s head of user experience Jason Mante said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. “Would we like to make money sometime? Sure, of course,” Mante said. “With Vine we’re focused on making sure we make an amazing product. We’re just… Read More

Snapchat Tries To Jumpstart Discover By Letting You Send Clips To Friends

Snapchat Discover Message Snapchat’s Discover feature feels like the awkward guy in a nice suit at a casual party. Discover’s professionally made content from CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, and others is too polished to be naturally bolted onto the app. But Snapchat’s not giving up on Discover despite reports that viewership is down 30 percent to 50 percent since its launch in January. Today… Read More

Robot will turn your tweet into a touching, handwritten thank-you to the military

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If you haven't sent a handwritten thank-you letter to a service member since grade school, a new digital initiative will help you change that — with social media.

For Military Appreciation Month, KIND Snacks has partnered with robot-printing tech startup Bond to transform your thank-you tweet to a U.S. military member or veteran into a personal, handwritten note. Bond's handwriting robots will transcribe any military thank you with the hashtag #thankskindly.

"We're excited to get these notes into the much-needed hands of veterans and soldiers," Dana Rosenberg, director of the KIND Movement, told Mashable. Rosenberg heads KIND's philanthropic efforts, through which the company "really look to find ways to make people realize how good and easy it feels to be kind, whether it's through small kind acts or big kind acts," she said. Read more...

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Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

Screenshot 2015-05-04 11.22.09 Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service. But today’s update is just a pre-amble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include Mayorships within the entire Swarm community, as well as a leaderboard between friends… Read More

How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again

Snapchat Snapcodes QR codes have been a laughing-stock for years now. The gangly square bar codes were slapped on posters and magazine pages, and heralded as an easy way to open URLs or bonus content. Instead they became a frustrating symbol of over-engineering. You often needed a special QR code reader app which might fail to recognize the little robot tattoos on the first try. By the time you found your QR app… Read More

Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, died after exercising on vacation in Mexico

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, the longstanding, respected figure among Silicon Valley's elite, died suddenly on Friday evening. Until now, however, details surrounding his death have remained unclear.

A source close to the family told Mashable that Goldberg was on vacation with family and friends at a private resort in Mexico, and died after collapsing while exercising at the gym there. Efforts to revive him both on-site and at the hospital were unsuccessful.

Reports from Re/code and the New York Times broke the news on Monday.

The family is planning a service and burial in California.

Goldberg is survived by his wife and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and a young daughter and a son. Following the announcement of his death on Saturday, many members of the tech community expressed sympathy on Twitter, Goldberg's Facebook timeline and elsewhere online. Read more...

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