Bill Gates is backing an app that helps people keep track of their friends’ recommendations.
Called Likewise, it launched in the US and Canada on Wednesday. It allows you to follow friends and see what kind of things they recommend, like favourite restaurants or books.
Gates tweeted that he had “a lot of fun working with the team at Likewise,” but the extent of his involvement in developing the app is unclear.
According to a press statement, the idea for Likewise was developed in Gates’ private office by the app’s managing partner, Larry Cohen.
Likewise named Gates as an investor and “the ultimate beta tester,” which suggests that Gates had personal input on the app’s design.
Business Insider has contacted Likewise to ask exactly what input Gates had in the app’s development.
Business Insider Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has some grudging respect for Donald Trump — but he thinks a backlash against the US president is coming. Wales, who has been named in Business Insider’s UK Tech 100, said he does not necessarily buy into the narrative that Trump is not very smart. He said the former...
Google has revealed the launch of a new app which aims to stop the government and hackers from messing with your mobile device. Intra, a privacy app set up by Alphabet-owned tech incubator Jigsaw, is now publicly available and free for download following a test run in Venezuela. This also means that the trial run,...