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Match now offers dating coaches who help its members with profiles, dating challenges

If the world of online dating feels too intimidating, Match’s new service AskMatch aims to help. The flagship dating brand from Match Group — which also operates Tinder, Hinge, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, and others — is first-to-market with a new service that puts a professional dating coach right in its app. The coaches are not an A.I. chatbots, but actual people — professional coaches or certified matchmakers, the company says. Members who want to use the service can call them directly from the ...
Tags: Apps, New York City, Tech, Match Group, Tinder Match, Tinder Hinge OKCupid Plenty of Fish, Hesam Hosseini


Match’s new service, a one-on-one phone call with an expert dating coach, is a hit with millennial men (MTCH)

On Tuesday, Match rolled out its new member service, AskMatch, to better compete with dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. Members can set up free one-on-one appointments with expert dating coaches to work through issues like dressing for a first date, defining a relationship, or even pick up line workshopping. According to Match CEO Hesam Hosseini, the service performed best with young men in its beta test, with three times more men opting into the service than women. Hosseini told Business In...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Andreessen Horowitz, Match Group, Business Insider, Gillette, Hosseini, Mayfield Fund, Bumble Match, Hesam Hosseini


Tinder joins Facebook, Google, with upcoming lite app offering

Following in the footsteps of major tech companies like Facebook and Google which offer ‘lite' versions of their full suite of applications, TechCrunch reported that Match Group's Tinder will be launching a lightweight version of the application that takes up less space and makes the service more accessible to rural areas. Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg was noted saying "...We are excited about the Tinder Lite app that will be coming soon.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Match Group, Facebook Google, Mandy Ginsberg


Tinder Lite will soon launch to bring the dating game into emerging markets

Tinder Lite, a lightweight version of the dating app, will soon launch in emerging markets where access to data may be limited. The app will look to bring more people into the dating game, as Tinder looks to maintain its growth. The post Tinder Lite will soon launch to bring the dating game into emerging markets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Tinder, Trends, Social Media, Match Group, Tinder Lite


Tinder is preparing to launch a lightweight version of its dating app called ‘Tinder Lite’

Tinder is preparing to launch a version of its popular dating app aimed at users in emerging markets. The app, which will be called “Tinder Lite,” offers a smaller, more lightweight version of the current flagship app, the company says. Smaller app size is a defining characteristic of most of today’s “Lite” apps, which are specifically focused on addressing the unique needs of users in areas where data usage, bandwidth, and storage space is a concern. Most major tech companies now offer “Lite” a...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Tinder, Tech, Asia Pacific, Dating Apps, Match Group, Tinder Lite


Daily Crunch: We round up all the Google I/O news

Google unveils new Pixel 3 phones, Bird will start selling directly to consumers and PUBG takes a hit in China. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 8, 2019. 1. Here’s everything Google announced today at the I/O 2019 Keynote Google’s developer conference is still underway, but we’ve rounded up everything they announced at their big keynote, like more affordable versions of its Pixel 3 phones — the Pixel 3a will start at $399, and come with a 5.6-inch display. Meanwhile, the Google Home Hub has b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, China, Berlin, Tech, Tencent, Bird, Match Group, Pixel, Ramin Sayar, Sumo Logic, PUBG, Google Home Hub, Daily Crunch, HeyJobs


Match Group records solid first-quarter revenue thanks to an increase in Tinder subscribers

Match Group’s revenue saw solid growth in the first quarter thanks to an increase in Tinder subscribers. The company, whose portfolio of dating apps also includes Match.com, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid and Hinge, among others, said in its earnings report today that total quarterly revenue grew 14% year over year to $465 million. If the effects of foreign exchange aren’t included, growth would have been 18%. Net earnings attributable to shareholders grew 23% to $123 million, or 42 cents per share, from...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, Japan, Tinder, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Earnings, Online Dating, North America, App Annie, Match Group, EBITDA


Tinder launches ‘Festival Mode’ to connect music festival goers with profile badges

In the latest of a string of products aimed at attracting and engaging a younger demographic, dating app Tinder this morning announced the launch of a new feature called “Festival Mode,” designed to connect singles attending the same music festival. Similar to “Spring Break Mode,” announced this February, “Festival Mode” will also involve the use of badges on user profiles to indicate an upcoming destination. These badges make it easier to spot, when swiping, those people who are planning to ...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Music, Tinder, Australia, Social Media, Tech, Dating, Festivals, Match, Dating Apps, Aeg, Match Group, U S U K, Mandy Ginsberg


Daily Crunch: Turmoil at HQ Trivia

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, more than half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, whom they saw as m...
Tags: TC, Asia, Spacex, Elon Musk, Evernote, Israel, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, EC, Phil Libin, Match Group, Musk, Niantic, Scott Rogowsky, Yusupov


Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OKCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities for dating apps in Asia. Specifically, the company has appointed three new General Managers in Asia to focus on areas like Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The company explains its decision has to do with the po...
Tags: Apps, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Tinder, China, Southeast Asia, India, Seo, Tech, Taiwan, Dating, Middle East, Korea, Tokyo


Here are the latest executive power moves — and why you should be tracking them to understand tech and real estate

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across real estate, tech and consulting.  Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This week, The Wing hired three new executives from buzzy tech companies. Read more about this and other notable executi...
Tags: Etsy, US, Trends, Intel, Davis, Blue Apron, Airbnb, Casper, Qualcomm, Match Group, Betty, Mehta, Bain Company, VP Communications, Rachel Racusen, George Davis


Power moves of the week: The Wing is hiring from Snap and Airbnb and Blue Apron is getting a new CEO

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across real estate, tech and consulting.  Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This week, The Wing hired three new executives from buzzy tech companies. Read more about this and other notable executi...
Tags: Etsy, North Korea, US, Trends, Intel, Davis, Blue Apron, Airbnb, Casper, Qualcomm, Match Group, Kim Jong, Betty, Mehta, Bain Company, VP Communications


The Wing is hiring from Snap and Airbnb; Blue Apron is getting a new CEO

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across real estate, tech and consulting.  Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This week, The Wing hired three new executives from buzzy tech companies. Read more about this and other notable executi...
Tags: Etsy, US, Trends, Intel, Davis, Blue Apron, Airbnb, Casper, Qualcomm, Match Group, Betty, Mehta, Bain Company, VP Communications, Rachel Racusen, George Davis


Tinder hires Ravi Mehta to fill Chief Product Officer position

Tinder today announced it has hired Facebook vet Ravi Mehta as its new Chief Product Officer, as the company continues to shift Tinder’s focus to the younger demographic still enjoying the “single lifestyle.” Mehta’s background includes over 20 years in the industry, including time at Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Microsoft. Most recently, Mehta had served as Product Director for Youth Engagement at Facebook. This role involved research into how Gen Z spends time online and helped Facebook identifi...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, Tinder, Tech, Mit, Dating, Tripadvisor, Match Group, Mehta, Ravi, Elie, Sloan School of Management, Brian Norgard, Viximo


Tinder fills Chief Product Officer position with hiring of Ravi Mehta

Tinder today announced it has hired Facebook vet Ravi Mehta as its new Chief Product Officer, as the company continues to shift Tinder’s focus to the younger demographic still enjoying the “single lifestyle.” Mehta’s background includes over 20 years in the industry, including time at Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Microsoft. Most recently, Mehta had served as Product Director for Youth Engagement at Facebook. This role involved research into how Gen Z spends time online and helped Facebook identifi...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, Tinder, Tech, Mit, Dating, Tripadvisor, Match Group, Mehta, Ravi, Elie, Sloan School of Management, Brian Norgard, Viximo


Report: Grindr’s Chinese owner Kunlun is selling the dating app after CFIUS raised personal data concerns

Grindr, the popular dating app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, looks like it might be changing hands again, a year after it was acquired at a valuation of $245 million. According to a report in Reuters, Grindr’s owner Kunlun is looking for a buyer of the company after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) determined that having the app owned by a Chinese company poses a national security risk. Kunlun originally acquired a 60 percent stake in the compan...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Government, China, US, United States, Opera, Bumble, Huawei, Grindr, Qualcomm


Tinder launches a Spring Break mode

Tinder, the dating app company which, as of late, has been more fully embracing its status as the preferred hook-up app of choice for the younger generation, is today launching a new feature designed for its college-aged Tinder U users: Spring Break mode. The feature will allow students to swipe through potential matches before heading out to their Spring Break destination. Here’s how it works. From March 4 through March 31, 2019, Spring Break mode will go live in Tinder offering 20 popular dest...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Tinder, College, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Match Group, Panama City, Match.com, South Padre Island, Cabo San Lucas, Spring Break, Lake Havasu


VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Startup names may have passed peak weirdness Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Some 17 years ago, when internet dating was popular but still kind of embarrassing to talk about, I interviewed an author who was particularly bullish on the practice. Millions of people, he said, have found gratifying relationships online. Were it not for the in...
Tags: Social, TC, Column, China, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Beijing, Canada, Venture Capital, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Match Group, Ashley Madison, Crunchbase, West Hollywood


Bumble launches Spotlight, its own version of Tinder’s Boost

Bumble, currently Tinder’s biggest rival in the dating app market, today launched its own version of Tinder’s “Boost” feature. On Bumble, it’s being called “Spotlight” and allows users to pay to bump their profile up to the front of the queue, in order to be seen by more people than they would otherwise. Very much like Tinder Boost, the idea here is that getting to the front of the line will allow you to pick up matches more quickly, as you don’t have to wait until users swipe through other prof...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Bumble, Match Group, U K Spotlight


Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Instacart CEO apologizes for tipping debacle On the heels of a recently filed class-action lawsuit over wages and tips, as well as drivers and shoppers speaking out about Instacart’s alleged practices of subsidizing wages with tips, Instacart is taking steps to ensure tips are counted separately from ...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Uber, Spotify, Microsoft, Germany, Tech, Skype, Instacart, Match Group, Sequoia, Gustav Söderström, Aurora Aurora, Google Tesla, Apoorva Mehta, Daily Crunch


Match Group fully acquires relationship-focused app Hinge

Last year, Match Group in the relationship-focused dating app Hinge, in order to diversify its portfolio of dating apps led by Tinder. The company has now confirmed that it fully bought out Hinge in the past quarter, and today owns 100 percent of the app which has been gaining momentum both inside and outside of the U.S. following last year’s deal. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Match believes Hinge can offer an alternative to those who aren’t interested in using casual apps, lik...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Tech, Match, Bumble, Hinge, Match Group, Ginsberg, U S U K Canada, Tinder Ginsberg, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg Hinge


Match fully acquires relationship-focused app Hinge

Last year, Match Group in the relationship-focused dating app Hinge, in order to diversify its portfolio of dating apps led by Tinder. The company has now confirmed that it fully bought out Hinge in the past quarter, and today owns 100 percent of the app which has been gaining momentum both inside and outside of the U.S. following last year’s deal. Match believes that Hinge can offer an alternative to those who aren’t interested in using casual apps, like Tinder. As the company noted on its ea...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Match, Bumble, Hinge, Match Group, Ginsberg, U S U K Canada, Tinder Ginsberg, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg Hinge, Bumble Hinge


Tinder and Its Owner Match Group Had a Very, Very Horny 2018

Unstoppable online dating giant Match Group, a subsidiary of holding company InterActiveCorp, has acquired so many dating sites that some critics have wondered why it isn’t facing antitrust concerns. But the prize jewel in its empire is the Tinder app, which last year added 1.2 million subscribers and pulled in nearly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tinder, Dating, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Bumble, Matchcom, Hinge, Match Group, InterActiveCorp, OK cupid


Tinder settles lawsuit over age discrimination (engadget)

Mature romantics just caught a break. Tinder has settled a lawsuit accusing it of age discrimination for charging the 30-and-up crowd double to subscribe to its premium Tinder Plus service. The Match Group-owned brand will pay $17.25 million in cas... [Author: Jon Fingas]
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Internal Facebook documents show it gave tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft privileged access to user data, which Facebook has not previously disclosed. Documents obtained by The New York Times reportedly show that Facebook gave tech giants intrusive access to users' data, including handing over users' private messages to Netflix and Spotify. President Trump raged at Twitter with a baseless claim that it has been tampering...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Netflix, Harvard, New York Times, IAC, Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Match Group, Trump


Tinder fires employees who sued its parent companies

Tinder fired several employees, including its vice president of marketing and communications, after they took part in a $2 billion lawsuit against its parent companies, Match Group and IAC/InterActiveCorp.
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Tinder fires comms head and other employees who sued company

Tinder has fired its vice president of marketing and communications Rosette Pambakian, as well as other employees who sued Tinder’s parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC earlier this year. The Verge first broke the news of the firings. A Match Group spokesperson confirmed that a number of Tinder employees have been terminated, though they did not identify them or say how many were involved. The lawsuit was filed by Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonath...
Tags: Google, TC, Apps, Tinder, Sean Rad, Tech, IAC, Match Group, Ginsberg, Josh, Greg, NDA, Barry Diller, Rad, Mandy Ginsberg, Greg Blatt


Tinder fired its VP of communications and a 'number' of other employees who participated in a $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app's owners (MTCH)

Tinder has fired its VP of marketing and communications, Rosette Pambakian, and a "number" of other employees who participated in a $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app's owners, according to a report by The Verge.  Tinder employees involved in the lawsuit, including Pambakian, had been put on leave back in August, but were recently let go because they "unable to fulfill their job responsibilities." In August, a group of 10 current and former Tinder employees sued the dating app's par...
Tags: Sean Rad, Trends, Match, IAC, Match Group, Ginsberg, Board, Greg, NDA, Mandy Ginsberg, Greg Blatt, Rosette Pambakian, Pambakian, Tinder Ginsberg


VC-backed Syndio taps Porcarelli as chief legal counsel

Syndio, a pay equity SaaS startup, has named Rob Porcarelli as chief legal counsel. Previously, he worked at Starbucks where he was a vice president and assistant general counsel responsible for labor, employment and general litigation. The investors were Sirius Partners, Contour Venture Partners and Frontier Venture Capital. PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2018 /PR Newswire/ — Syndio Solutions, Inc., today announces Rob Porcarelli as its chief legal counsel as the company continues to expand a f...
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'People in their 20s really never used dating apps until Tinder:' Match Group CEO talks about the changing dating scene at IGNITION 2018

Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg was interviewed Monday at Business Insider's IGNITION 2018, where she discussed the changing scene of online dating and the tech industry's "bro culture." Companies under Match Group include Tinder, Hinge, and Plenty of Fish, online dating platforms that Ginsberg said are helping the company transform dating. Ginsberg has taken steps within her own company to ensure she's treating women equally to men in the male-dominated tech industry. Just a few days into Man...
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