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2012: The year of the App-ocalypse?

In the past week, two high-profile mobile apps were effectively shut down and acquired — Hipster by Aol and Oink by Google. Both had big PR buildups, rave reviews from the tech press, and strong usage from the digerati.

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Oink security bug lets others download your content

After social mobile application Oink was shut down on Wednesday, the company behind the app, Milk, put up a “download your data” option so that users to grab their content one last time. It seemed, however, you could grab just about anyone’s content simply by typing in their user name.

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Wait, did Google just hire Kevin Rose?

At VentureBeat HQ, we’re twiddling our thumbs as we wait for official confirmation from Google that the search behemoth did, in fact, just hire Kevin Rose of Digg fame.

Oink sent to the slaughter house after 4 months

Let the squealing begin. Oink, the also-ran mobile ratings application from Internet celebrity Kevin Rose’s startup Milk, is heading to the slaughter house after just four months of existence.