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Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a SEC filing issued on April 16th, Square, has agreed to hireseveral of Yik Yaks employees and acquire a non-exclusive license to some of the companysintellectual property for$1 million. Thats a deeply disappointingresult for a startupthat garnered lots ofsupport from venture investors and users. According to approaching $400 million in 2014, its halcyon days. The app faced problems that were predictable for any forum offering users anonymity and a means of chatting with one another. It was plagued bycyberbullies of every…

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