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  • Tinder rival Paktor launches ‘Labs’ division to experiment with the future of social apps

    Tinder rival Paktor launches ‘Labs’ division to experiment with the future of social apps

    It turns out that Asian dating app Paktor’s quiet acquisition of Down was more than just a one night stand. The deal, which TechCrunch broke news of last week, was part of a number of acquisitions that has led to the creation of Paktor Labs, an experimental division that is led by Down founder Colin Hodge. Paktor, best known as a Tinder rival in Asia, has been pushing to diversify… Read More

  • Casual dating app Down acquired by Paktor

    Casual dating app Down acquired by Paktor

    Remember “Bang With Friends?” The controversial app, which later rebranded as Down, was acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (they’re, um… hooking up). The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we’re told it was several million. After raising just $1 million, it was a “positive outcome” for investors like Tim Draper. Paktor has pulled… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Google Spins Out Waymo, A Self-Driving Car Company

    Google spins out Waymo, its self-driving car company, Group chat is now available in Snapchat, Oculus CEO steps down, Slack gets integrated video calling and Apple AirPods are now up for sale. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Crunch Report | First Hyperloop Will Be Built in UAE

    It’s looking like the first Hyperloop will be built in the UAE, Facebook is testing a job openings feature, Tesla plans to increase manufacturing automation by acquiring Grohmann Engineering, LeEco is hopeful that it can put the company’s finances back on track and Uber rival Karhoo shuts down. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

    ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

    Update: Service has been restored and ESPN provided us with the following statement: “ESPN Fantasy is restored and we will continue to monitor. We identified a backend data access issue and resolved as quickly as possible. The issue did not impact data for teams, leagues or rosters. We sincerely apologize to all ESPN fantasy users.” As if the rising popularity of daily fantasy… Read More

  • Facebook Is Down For Many

    Facebook Is Down For Many

    Facebook’s website is down for many. The voluminous reports on Twitter, and corroborating evidence, are pretty plain: For many, Facebook is not working at the moment. Young services are infamous for having extensive outages. Twitter, for one, when small, was down chronically.  Facebook going down, given how mature it is as a platform and public company, is a larger issue. Developers… Read More

  • Once Again, Down Wants To Hook You Up With Your SXSW Hookup

    Once Again, Down Wants To Hook You Up With Your SXSW Hookup

    It’s a new year, and a whole new SXSW, but some things don’t change. Thanks to an endless stream of parties with open bars, the (relatively) warm nights, and a large population of web-curious visitors descending on Austin, the tradition of the SXSW hookup lives on. And Down wants to help keep that tradition alive. Read More

  • Down, The App Formerly Known As Bang With Friends, Relaunches On The iPhone

    Down, The App Formerly Known As Bang With Friends, Relaunches On The iPhone

    Following a trademark dispute with Zynga, the team behind the hookup app Bang With Friends rebranded as Down, adjusted their approach, and launched on Android. Now those changes have come to iOS as well, with an update that was quietly released earlier this week. I never tried Bang With Friends (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it), but in addition to a revamped user interface… Read More

  • Bang With Friends Rebrands As ‘Down’ To Match You With Friends Of Friends By Hotness

    Bang With Friends Rebrands As ‘Down’ To Match You With Friends Of Friends By Hotness

    After settling a Zynga trademark infringement suit, Bang With Friends today rebrands as Down and reveals its revamped set of dating apps. Down’s update lets you browse friends of friends rather than just friends, say you want to date not just are ‘down’ [to bang] someone, as well as browse the hottest people in your network. And believe it or not, founder Colin Hodge says… Read More