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Yappa Co-Founders Jen Dyer and Kiaran Sim are driven to give web commenters a voice and build better communities online through Yappa’s social audio and video platform. Learn more about the latest Yappa news in the stories below.

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Be Seen and Heard: SHOPPE BLACK Teams Up With Yappa to Offer Audio and Video Comments

Over the past seven years, Shoppe Black has grown from an idea into a global community of almost 400,000 people.

Inspiring Break-the-Glass-Ceiling Advice From Women Who’ve Already Done It

These female entrepreneurs know a thing or two about breaking the glass ceiling—and helping other women do the same.

Exclusive: Black-Owned Tech Company Yappa Raises $3.5 Million To Combat Online Harassment

When roughly 40% of Americans have experienced harassment online, one Black-owned tech company wants to create a more humane way to communicate virtually.

Trailblazers: Jennifer Dyer and Kiaran Sim give web commenters a voice

Social media has opened up new avenues of communication, but online harassment and cyberbullying have shown that it’s not always positive.

Yappa Revolutionizes Online Comments by Restoring Trust and Empathy

Over the last decade — and certainly the last year — a baffling conundrum has developed: We have more ways and platforms to talk to each other than ever, yet the world seems to be suffering from a communication breakdown.

Variety Partners With Yappa as Exclusive Audio-Visual Commenting Solution on Variety.com

The iconic entertainment business news media company, Variety, has partnered with Yappa, the premier audio and visual commenting tool for the web, to be the exclusive new commenting solution for Variety.com.

Yappa: Changing the Voice of Social Media
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Meet The Founder Betting On Voice And Video Comments To Make The Internet A More Empathetic Place
Shaquille O’Neal Discusses Police Reform, Basketball’s Return and Fundraiser

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal joins the 3rd hour of TODAY’s Al Roker via video call to discuss his feelings on police reform, the return of the NBA without fans and his fundraiser for the Boys and Girls with Rob Gronkowski.

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Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski Team Up for ‘Shaq’s Fun House vs Gronk Beach’ Party With a Purpose

Hall of Fame legend and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal and three-time Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski announced today that they are teaming up for Shaq’s Fun House vs. Gronk Beach Presented by The General Insurance.

Shaq Ends Game of HORSE vs. Gronk by Tearing Off Rim

Shaquille O’Neal tosses the ball off the backboard then slams it down, ripping the rim off in the process. Rob Gronkowski concedes the competiton after the jam.

Shaquille O’Neal to Compete with Rob Gronkowski in Live Virtual Party and Fundraiser

Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski may come from very different sports and even different generations, but together it seems like the pair make for one hell of a fun circus-like atmosphere wherever they go. Now, the two actual giants are combining their party powers for a good cause.

Shaquille O’Neal Aims to Make “Huge Impact on the World” with Forthcoming Livestream

When two of the most venerated athletes of all-time in their respective sports team up for a project away from the game, the venture is met with both question marks and nervous excitement. Throw in the fact that those athletes are also two of the most charismatic and magnetic personalities in the entertainment industry, with […]

American Media using Yappa tool

Yappa World has announced that American Media, publisher of celebrity and entertainment journalism, has installed the Yappa tool onto two of their celebrity news websites, Star Magazine Online and Life & Style Online.

Yappa World Inc. Announces Comment Tool Integrations with American Media, LLC Brands Star and Life & Style

Yappa World Inc. is proud to announce that American Media, LLC, the leading publisher of celebrity and entertainment journalism in the United States, has installed the Yappa tool onto two of their celebrity news websites, Star Magazine Online and Life & Style Online.

X-17 Online and Hollywood Unlocked are the Latest Celebrity News Publishers to Install Yappa, The First Audio and Video Commenting Tool

Yappa World Inc., creator of Yappa, the first audio and video commenting tool that is revolutionizing online engagement, today announced its partnerships with two leading Hollywood celebrity news sites, X-17 Online, and reality TV star Jason Lee’s Hollywood Unlocked. The Yappa tool will be integrated throughout these websites to allow their readers to leave “yaps,” […]

How Perez Hilton is Shaking Up His Comments Section

In the world of online celeb gossip, the name Perez Hilton is quite well known. His official website Perezhilton.com in particular is regarded among Hollywood news fans for its eye-catching headlines, often with commentary and speech bubbles written on the article images themselves. Recently, the website began utilizing Yappa, an innovative new revamp of the […]

Jennifer Dyer, Changing the Way We Do Social Media with Yappa World Inc

Jennifer Dyer, co-founder and CEO of Yappa World Inc., is an action-orientated optimist and a true innovator. She embodies a desire to build upon her successes and learn from her failures; Dyer knows there is always more trail to tread

Changing the landscape of social media commenting

Jennifer Dyer and Kiaran Sim believe that the answer to changing social media conversations is simple: Bring back the voice. Lorem ipsum, or lipsum as it is sometimes known, is dummy text used in laying out print, graphic or web designs. The passage is attributed to an unknown typesetter in the 15th century who is thought to […]

Yappa Debuts First Audio/Video Social Commenting Tool to Encourage Less Toxic Online Interactions

Toxic commentary, online bullying, and anonymous web trolling may no longer be the plague that discourages web commentary thanks to Yappa World Inc., a southern California startup that will debut a free audio and video commenting tool 

It’s Time to Yap! Yappa Debuts First Audio/Video Social Commenting Tool to Encourage Less Toxic Online Interactions

“Yappa has given YBF an edge over other similar entertainment platforms as we now have the ability to interact in the notorious comments section via video & audio,” said Natasha Eubanks, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of TheYBF.com

Yappa Restores Civility to Online Conversations

A Time article entitled “How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet” provides an unsavory example of how far some people are willing to go to abuse the privilege of anonymity, but research reveals that what’s known as the “online disinhibition effect” isn’t necessarily limited to those on the extreme end of narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism or sadism

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