Liz Gannes

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Frankly Raises $6M for Ephemeral Messaging

Frankly, a San Francisco-based startup whose new Android and iOS texting apps delete messages once they have been read, has raised $6 million from SK Planet and angel investors. In this age of disappearing privacy, there are also many other Snapchat-for-texting startups cropping up, including Wickr and Ansa.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus