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Tinder in India launches ‘My Move,’ a Bumble-like feature where women chat first

Tinder in India is now rolling out a new feature that allows women to make the first move. The setting, called “My Move,” is similar to the core feature in rival dating app Bumble, which i

Bumble is taking Match Group to court, says it’s pursuing an IPO

Bumble is officially serving the papers in the suit against Tinder parent, Match Group. Bumble had said in March it was filing a suit of $400 million against Match Group for fraudulently obtaining tra

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Ju

Happn takes on Tinder Places with an interactive map of missed connections

Dating app Happn, whose “missed connections” type of dating experience connects people who have crossed paths in real life, is fighting back at Tinder. Seemingly inspired by Happn’s

Hinge sells 51 percent of shares to Match Group

Match Group, parent company of dating apps Tinder, OkCupid and Match, announced yesterday that it has acquired a 51 percent stake in Hinge. With this new acquisition, Match Group has the right to acqu

Crown, a new app from Tinder’s parent company, turns dating into a game

If you’re already resentful of online dating culture and how it turned finding companionship into a game, you may not be quite ready for this: Crown, a new dating app that actually turns getting

Tinder pilots Places, a feature that tracks your location for better matches

Tinder will now help you find matches with those people you may cross paths with in your day-to-day life. As promised earlier, the company today is announcing the launch of a new location-based featur

Bumble is suing Match Group for $400M for fraudulently obtaining trade secrets

Two weeks ago Match Group (Tinder’s parent company) sued Bumble for patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Bumble has now returned the favor by filing a separate lawsuit accus

Match Group tried to acquire Bumble for $450 million

Match Group, the parent company of a variety of dating apps, offered to acquire Bumble for $450 million over the summer, according to sources close to the deal. A source close to the company suggests

Dating apps are embracing video

Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would a

OK Cupid revamps to be less like Tinder, more political

Just in time for Valentine’s Day (ugh, sorry), dating app OK Cupid is getting a makeover. Psych!  Just kidding, the company is introducing a new version of its mobile app today, but OK Cupid&#

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 w

Tinder Boost lets you pay your way to the front of the line

Tinder is introducing a new premium feature called Tinder Boost. The feature will let users pay to have their profiles displayed first to other users on the app in the same locale for 30 minutes. Acco

Tinder invests in Vina as it inches toward friend-finding

Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, has today announced that it participated as an investor in Vina’s latest funding round. Vina, a social network where girls can meet and nurture new frien

Tinder subscriber growth disappoints Match investors

Match Group reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. At first shares rose about in initial after-hours trading, but then they were down 5% as investors were disappointed by subscri

What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

Brexit. Trump. The Federal Reserve. The world threw nearly everything at Twilio for its untimely IPO. Despite market volatility, the company continues to impress. The week the world met Twilio can on

Tinder Owner Match Group Reports First Earnings Since Separating From IAC

Match Group reported its first quarterly earnings since separating from IAC last fall. The company, whose properties include dating sites Match.com, Tinder and OkCupid, saw its revenue rise 12% to $26

2015 IPO Scorecard: How Box, Square, Fitbit And Others Stacked Up

2015 was not a good year for IPOs. In fact, it was the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009, with more and more startups opting to remain private longer. Stock market swings st

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week two major tech companies went public, Pandora acquired Rdio and Lyft financials leaked. The Cribs crew visited the visually stunning Minted HQ, and we discussed the rentpocalypse with the CE

The IPO Market Fails To Die

Technology IPOs, written off for the year just months ago, are back. And back in style. Both Square and Match Group posted incredibly solid first-day results yesterday. You can't knock that. All sa
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