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Sequoia-backed video chat app Tribe spammed its customers’ address books

 Can mobile app startups please stop building SMS invite systems into their apps already? The latest example of a venture-backed startup getting dinged by customers for having spammed their entire address book without permission is Sequoia portfolio company Tribe. The video chat app hit the App Store last year, and had been well-received until now. With a number of clever twists on standard… Read More

Sequoia-backed video chat app Tribe spammed its customers’ address books

Photo app Ever removed its spammy SMS feature after Apple banned it

 Score one for the consumer against the indefatigable force of growth hacking. Ever, the photo storage app that we called out in September for spamming SMS contact lists (it rebranded from Everalbum shortly after), has found its way back into Apple’s App Store after getting temporarily banned for its practices. Ever has had a lot of negative feedback — and even a couple of… Read More

Photo app Ever removed its spammy SMS feature after Apple banned it