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Nike Layoffs Add Fuel to Apple iWatch Rumors

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Layoffs at Nike’s FuelBand unit took many by surprise when the news broke Friday, a move that has further fueled speculation that Apple may be working with the sports-apparel maker to develop an iWatch

A CNET report described the first rumblings of trouble at Nike’s wearable-tech unit on April 9. Soon after, an anonymous post appeared on Secret, which said much of the FuelBand staff had been dumped; that was followed by another story on Friday that claimed the same

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Nike Fires FuelBand Team in Move to Ditch Wearables

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Nike made an abrupt exit from the crowded wearable technology market Friday. The sportswear giant fired much of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand and shelved plans for a new version of the fitness tracker, CNET reports

Up to 55 people from Nike’s 70-member hardware team were let go from the company Thursday. In an email to CNET, a Nike spokesperson confirmed “a small number of layoffs.” But added: “We do not comment on individual employment matters.”

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Secret Shoots For Growth With New Anonymous Invites

Want to be sure you don’t miss any juice gossip or heartwrenching tales from you friends? Now when you re-open Secret, you’ll start where you closed the app instead of at the top of the feed so it’s easier to read comprehensively. Secret’s latest update also adds anonymous invites that could help it grow by letting you ask a friend to join the app without them knowing it… Read More

Fly Or Die: Secret

With last week’s episode focusing on Whisper, we thought it only fair to take a hard look at its biggest competitor, Secret.

Welcome to another episode of Fly or Die. Read More

Fly Or Die: Whisper

Anonymity is all the rage these days, and so we bring our attention to Whisper.

This week, we’re joined by Leena Rao, who has some mixed feelings about the craze around anonymous social sharing apps, like Whisper and competitor Secret. Read More

Secret Now Warning Users Not To “Defame” Others

It seems that school children are not the only ones who aren’t able to handle the power of anonymous social applications appropriately. Secret, the San Francisco-based (and now, newly funded) confessional app, has begun warning users to not “defame” others when posting on its service. The message appears in some cases after Secret detects a name in a post. Several members of… Read More

An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required

A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobile platform, they tell me, will combine the anonymity of apps like Secret and Whisper, with the ease-of-use of more public platforms for sharing, like Twitter, Medium or WordPress. (Oh, and no,… Read More

Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation

The buzzy new app Secret — which lets people post messages to their circles of contacts without attribution — has closed a $10 million round of funding at a $50 million valuation, TechCrunch has learned from two sources close to the situation. The funding was led by Google Ventures, with participation also from KPCB. Read More

Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation

The buzzy new app Secret — which lets people post messages to their circles of contacts without attribution — has closed a $10 million round of funding at a $50 million valuation, TechCrunch has learned from two sources close to the situation. The funding was led by Google Ventures, with participation also from KPCB. Read More