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Was Yik Yak Ever Alive?

Was Yik Yak Ever Alive?

Yik Yak was never going to succeed. Yik Yak hit its peak in the fall of 2014 when I was a junior in college. At just over 2 million MAU, they were being called the next SnapChat (~80 million MAU at the time). But anonymity does not encourage growth. It encourages the...
Arist Coffee Brother Quits, Yet the Scams Continue

Arist Coffee Brother Quits, Yet the Scams Continue

Since my post earlier this month about Nbition, the crowdfunding scam artists, two new stories have come to light about their founders, brothers Nelson and Benson Chiu. Brother Nelson is attempting to recruit new partners possibly through speaking engagements at Hong...
A Venmo Workflow that Actually Works

A Venmo Workflow that Actually Works

Ever since Apple announced the purchase of Workflow, I have been going through the gallery seeing which workflows might be helpful in automating some of the repetitive things I do on a day to day basis. One of the supported APIs I was excited to see was Venmo. Venmo...
There’s a Formula to the Perfect Kickstarter Scam

There’s a Formula to the Perfect Kickstarter Scam

UPDATE: See Part 2 for the latest news on the Chiu brothers. UPDATE 2: The Nbition website has been taken down… Note: Some links have been updated to web archive links to preserve the ‘evidence.’ There is a school in Hong Kong teaching people the...
Skyroc Brewery Opening in Attleboro

Skyroc Brewery Opening in Attleboro

Since the fall, I have been following and waiting for Skyroc Brewery to open in Attleboro. I first discovered them on Facebook from a post to their Kickstarter. I began to wonder recently, when is Skyroc Brewery opening? Just in time, I found they were opening in only...
A Vermont Beercation

A Vermont Beercation

This past weekend, I thought it was time to head up to Vermont to see what our neighbors up north are brewing. The Vermont craft beer trail is quite extensive. In fact, there are even Vermont craft beer maps that will outline the whole trail for you. Overall, Vermont...