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Bumble chief responds to reports of misconduct at parent company

Update 4:30pm PT: “The responses are designed to obfuscate and deflect from the facts as borne out by the rigorous reporting,” a Forbes spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We stand by our

Bumble’s ‘Private Detector’ uses AI to detect dick pics

Dating apps are finally leveraging AI to clean up users’ chat messages. Badoo has introduced a new feature coming to its network of dating apps, including, most notably, Bumble. The penile detec

Walt Disney and Badoo join companies pledging money to rebuild Notre-Dame

Walt Disney and dating app Badoo are the latest companies to pledge funds for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame after the historic cathedral sustained severe damage in a fire earlier this week. Disney is g

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to Disrupt SF

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd has always done things her own way. Whether it’s standing up for her political beliefs, building a company with fully outsourced engineers or avoiding t

Badoo plans to drop the swipe from its dating app as it tests live video broadcasts

Is it time to swipe left on the swipe? Badoo, a UK-based dating app with some 388 million users globally — whose majority-owned app Bumble is currently being sued by Tinder in part for its use o

Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do

It’s 4:55pm Central Time on a Tuesday at Bumble headquarters in Austin, Texas. Whitney Wolfe Herd, the 28-year-old founder and CEO of the woman-led dating app is showing me around the nearly four-y

Badoo adds Live Video chat to its dating apps

European dating giant Badoo has added a live video chat feature to its apps, giving users the chance to talk face-to-face with matches from the comfort of their own home — and even before agreei

Tinder rival Bumble is majority-owned by European dating behemoth Badoo

It was already on public record that Andrey Andreev, the low-profile Russian founder of European dating behemoth Badoo, is an investor in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/12/02/bumble-is-exac

Badoo launches photo verification for safer, more efficient online dating

Badoo is today launching photo-verification and verified profiles to make online dating safer. Most folks don’t know that Badoo is the silent giant in online dating. Globally, the 10-year-old co

Lulu, The App That Lets Women Rate Men, Acquired By Badoo

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.onlulu.com/">Lulu</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/09/guys-look-away/">once controversial</a> mobile app that lets women anonymously review and

Another Top Googler Jumps To Social Network Badoo

After <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/19/badoo-hires-google-exec-as-new-coo-to-push-its-platforms-and-us-growth/">losing long-time Googler Benjamin Ling</a> to social network Badoo, the s

Badabing Badaboom – Badoo Hits 150 Million Users, Boosted By Mobile

With ‘social discovery’ all the rage with apps like Highlight, Banjo and Glancee attracting attention during this year's SXSW it's easy to forget there are players out there which have been doing

Updated: Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hot or Not?

Maybe even dating sites deserve to find a special someone at one point in their lives... it looks like Badoo, the UK-based dating site, has joined forces with rival Hot or Not. The two have yet to

Social network Badoo is banned in Iran

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/mac_screenshot-1.png" class="shot2" /><a href="http://Badoo.com">Badoo</a>, a social network popular in emerging markets like Russia and Braz

No Flirting! Social Network Badoo Is Banned In Iran

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/cp_1262707152_mac_screenshot-1-214x140.png" width="214" height="140" /><a href="http://Badoo.com">Badoo</a>, a social network popular in emerg

Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/socialnetworkvalues-180x200.jpg" width="180" height="200" />A year ago we <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/06/23/modeling-the-real

Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

Is MySpace worth $3 billion, or $20 billion? It depends on how you value a user. It’s time to start comparing the big global social networks on something other than unique visitors and page view

UK's Badoo pulls $30m for Russian launch, ahead of a home push

Russian investor Finam has put $30m into UK-based social network Badoo for a 10% stake. The money is to build the service in Russia, where social networking market has reached around 10 million users

Russians Invest $30 Million in Social Networking Site Badoo

International social networking site Badoo, just got a $300 million valuation from new Russian investors. TechCrunch UK has the details: Russian investor Finam has put $30m into UK-based social networ