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Anonymous Secret Sharing App Raises $8.6m

A secret sharing app for iPhone that is 45 days old has just received $8.6m in funding. Secret was launched in January, and lets users anonymously post secrets to friends who have the app. As their site explains: “Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people...

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FaceFeed is Selfie-Ranking Social App

A new app for iOS called Facefeed is a social discovery tool based around selfies. Facefeed is very simple – a user uploads a photo, without having to create a profile, and other users can send you messages, which you reply to. If this conversation leads to...

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FROM THE WEB: ‘The days of tax-free digital content are numbered’ – MarketWatch

A MarketWatch article looks at the implications of Washington hearings on sales taxes for digital content. The House Judicary Committee is debating compromises regarding the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed in the Senate last May. The system would allow states to collect...

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Judge Made Fake Match.com Profile To Investigate Sexual Assault Complainant, says Crown

An Ottawa judge reportedly created a fake profile on Match.com to research an alleged sexual assault victim, the night before finding her accused attacker not guilty. Ottawa Police Detective Erin Lehman said that Ontario Superior Court Justice Timothy Ray invited her into his...

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A Loan to a Hungry Actress

Metropolitan Diary: Hoping it was not a scam, a man lent $200 to an actress from Boston who said she was stranded.
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Bail on This Bond

Addressing matters of sharing information about hookup apps, abstaining from social drinking and more.
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Red Roses and Two Lonely Hearts

Metropolitan Diary: Imagining the human drama behind a man standing alone at a cafe, checking his cellphone, a bouquet in his hand.
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