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Tinder to kill virtual currency, metaverse plans amid Match Group earnings loss; Tinder loses its CEO

Dating giant Match Group announced a series of changes to Tinder’s management team alongside the announcement of disappointing second-quarter earnings on Tuesday. Notably, Tinder CEO Renate Nybo

Match expands background checks to two more dating apps

Match Group is expanding a partnership with background check service Garbo, a nonprofit female-and survivor-founded organization, bringing the free safety feature to its namesake app, Match, and the s

Match Group acquires members-only dating app The League

Match Group, the parent company of several popular dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, has acquired exclusive dating app The League, a spokesperson from the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The f

Google files counterclaim to Match’s antitrust lawsuit, says Match wants to use its services for free

Google has responded to dating app maker Match Group’s antitrust lawsuit in a scathing new court filing which refers to Match’s original complaint as a “cynical attempt” to tak

Yahoo appoints six new board members, including Jessica Alba

Yahoo announced six new members of its board of directors today, about a year after the internet brand was acquired by private equity firm Apollo for $5 billion [Disclosure: TechCrunch is part of Yaho

Match Group and Google reach an interim compromise over app payments

Match Group, the parent company of dating apps Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, is getting along better with Google, just by a little bit. On Friday, Match withdrew its request for a temporary restraining o

Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’

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Match Group Google Play Store complaint triggers Dutch antitrust probe

A competition complaint against Google’s Android Play Store by Match Group, the company which owns Tinder and a number of other dating apps, has led to a preliminary investigation by the Netherl

Match names Zynga President Bernard Kim as CEO, replacing Shar Dubey

Dating app giant Match is getting a new CEO. Just over two years after assuming the top exec position, Match CEO and 16-year employee Shar Dubey is stepping down. The company announced today, alongsid

Skich’s new app brings social discovery to mobile game recommendations

A new startup called Skich wants to help mobile users find games to play that better match their interests. To do so, it’s created a game recommendation app that carefully toes the line in order

Tinder adds a ‘Festival Mode’ for making connections ahead of concerts and events

Tinder today is launching a new feature called Festival Mode designed to help users connect ahead of their plans to attend concerts or larger music festivals, like The Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Stagec

Match Group launches its latest dating app, Stir, aimed at single parents

Dating app giant Match Group, already home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, Hinge and others, is today launching the latest addition to its dating services lineup with Stir, an app designed exclusively for

Tinder rolls out in-app access to background checks, powered by nonprofit Garbo

Following last year’s investment in the background-check nonprofit Garbo, Match Group today is rolling out Garbo-powered background checks to its flagship dating app Tinder. The offering will be

Tinder introduces a way for members to go on virtual ‘blind dates’

Tinder is bringing back the idea of the “blind date” through a new in-app feature, launching today. Except, in this case, Tinder isn’t sending out two members on a blind date togethe

Tinder updates its approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment

As a result of its ongoing partnership with nonprofit and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), Tinder today announced a handful of product improvements a

App Annie: Global app stores’ consumer spend up 19% to $170B in 2021, downloads grew 5% to 230B

Consumer spending on mobile apps reached $170 billion in 2021, according to App Annie’s newly released “State of Mobile 2022″ report, out today, which offers a comprehensive look at

Tinder is developing a feature called ‘Swipe Party’ that invites friends to join your swiping sessions

Tinder confirmed it’s exploring a new feature called Swipe Party which offers a way to make sorting through possible matches a more social experience. According to details spotted in the Tinder

Social media and dating apps have a serious identity problem

It’s time for social media and dating apps to face the music and curb fraud, deception and disinformation on their platforms once and for all.

This Week in Apps: 2021 review, App Store changes paused, Instagram goes to Congress

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Tinder is partnering with Spotify to launch a new ‘Music Mode’ feature

Tinder is partnering with Spotify to launch a new “Music Mode” feature where users will hear a 30-second looped preview of a potential match’s chosen song while checking out their pr
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