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All of Tesla's other services will be worth more than its car business, according to one Wall Street analyst who says the company should be compared to Apple, Tinder, and more.

Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Tesla's services business could be worth more than all of its car sales by the end of the next decade, Morgan Stanley said.  The bank estimates autopilot, insurance, energy, and everything else to be worth about 53% of a new street-high target price of $540 by 2030.  Investors should also consider comparing the company to other ser...
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People continue to flock to Tinder and Hinge in droves to help fill the social void as the coronavirus stretches through the fall

Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images People continue to turn to dating apps to fill the social void as the coronavirus pandemic stretches through the fall.  Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, and more, reported better-than-expected earnings on Wednesday, particularly when it comes to Tinder.  Tinder saw revenue grow 15% since the third quarter 2019, and the app got a 16% boost when it comes to subscribers.  "I think people thought this was the only avenue,...
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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor to compete with Stadia or xCloud, instead the focus is wholly on mobile games. Why cloud stream mobile games that your device is already capable of running locally? Facebook is aiming to get users into games more quick...
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Google plans to shut the loophole that lets Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder avoid paying its 30% app tax

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Google announced in a blog post on Monday that it's closing a loophole which allows some developers to side-step its 30% tax on in-app payments. Developers will have until September 31 2021 to integrate Google's billing system. Google also said it will make it easier for users to install alternative app stores to its own. The change may mean apps such as Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder which have avoided the 30% fee put up their prices on the Play Store. Visit Business ...
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How to block someone on the Tinder app by unmatching from them

Tinder doesn't have a blocking feature, but unmatching offers the same protections. SOPA Images/Contributor/Getty Images You can't "block" someone on Tinder, but unmatching from them works the same way.When you unmatch with someone on Tinder, you won't be able to see each other when you swipe, and your conversations will disappear.If you want to unmatch someone, unlike blocking on other platforms, there is no way to undo it.Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more storie...
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TV News Roundup: CNN Announces ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Premiere Date

In today’s TV news roundup, CNN has announced the television premiere date for “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” and Warner Bros. Television is reenacting the 1940s Superman Radio Series with a star-studded cast. DATES CNN has announced that “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” directed by Dawn Porter, will have its television premiere on Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. […]
Tags: John Lewis, News, Tinder, Cnn, Dawn Porter, Warner Bros Television, CNN Films, DC FanDome, John Lewis: Good Trouble


Black Lives Matter and MAGA hats: Activism and politics are flooding dating apps

Politics and social activism has become a deal breaker in online dating
Tags: Politics, News, Tinder, Trends, Social Media, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Black Lives Matter, Maga, Coronavirus


Imran Khan's Tinder and Grindr ban in Pakistan criticised as 'hypocrisy'

Dating app ban is move to appease conservative factions and sign of weakness, say criticsFor Hamza Baloch, Grindr was a life-changer. As a gay man in Pakistan, an Islamic republic where homosexuality carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, his means of meeting others in the LGBT community had always been shrouded in secrecy and risk and kept within known safe spaces.But the arrival of dating apps such as Grindr and Tinder in Pakistan about four years ago brought with it a small revolutio...
Tags: Tinder, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, LGBT rights, Imran Khan, Grindr, Hamza Baloch Grindr


Tinder’s interactive video event, “Swipe Night,” will launch in international markets this month

Tinder’s “Swipe Night” is going global. The dating app announced today that its interactive video series will be available in Asia and other international markets starting on September 12, giving users another way to connect as they continue to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As in the United States, where “Swipe Night” first launched last October, the international version of “Swipe Night” will be broadcast on Sundays. For audiences outside the U.S., three consecutive episodes ar...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, Tinder, Indonesia, Tech, Netflix, United States, Dating Apps, Match Group, APAC, Jim Lanzone, Swipe Night, Papri Dev, Korea Taiwan Japan Thailand Vietnam


How Bumble grew from a female-focused dating app to a global behemoth that's reportedly headed toward an IPO valued at more than $6 billion

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Female-focused dating app Bumble was founded in late 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd and Andrey Andreev, the founder of dating app Badoo.Wolfe Herd was one of the cofounders of Tinder, but she left the company and later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Tinder and its parent company, IAC.Bumble has grown quickly since 2015, amassing 100 million users worldwide and expanding into professional networking and friendship in addition to...
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Pakistan bans Tinder, Grindr and three other apps for being ‘immoral’

Deeming them “immoral or indecent”, Pakistan on Tuesday said it has blocked access to Tinder, Grindr, and three other apps. The ban is Pakistan’s attempt to further tighten its grip on the internet in the name of morality and so-called “offensive” content. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), said it had asked the platforms to remove dating services and moderate live streaming services in compliance with Pakistan’s local laws. The regulator said it proceeded to block the apps since th...
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Pakistan blocks 'immoral' Tinder, Grindr and other apps

Dating platforms told they are breaching laws against extramarital relationships and homosexualityPakistan’s government has blocked Tinder, Grindr and three other dating apps, its latest move to curb online platforms deemed to be disseminating “immoral content“.In Pakistan extramarital relationships and homosexuality are illegal. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said it has sent notices to the management of the five apps, “keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content...
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DNC Warns Campaign Staffers to Swipe Left Amid Espionage Concerns

The Democratic Party sent out an email blast to staffers on Wednesday urging them to “swipe carefully” on dating apps because undercover political opponents could be trying to slide into their DMs to gather dirt for the campaign, according to a CNN report. Read more...
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The DNC warned campaign staffers to 'swipe carefully' on dating apps because matches could be political opponents digging for dirt

Skye Gould/Tech Insider Democratic Party officials sent an email to campaign staffers warning them to be wary of opponents digging for information on dating apps.The email, first reported by CNN, said that opposition groups might seek out campaign staff on dating apps and attempt to orchestrate "sting" operations.A Democratic official told Business Insider that the warning is "nothing new" and that campaign staff are frequently reminded to be vigilant online.Several politically-motivated g...
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These charts from Match Group show more people are turning to online dating during the pandemic (MTCH)

Match Group's second quarter 2020 earnings report shows more people using online dating apps since COVID-19 hit. Match Group owns popular online dating apps including Tinder, OKCupid, Match, and Plenty of Fish. Apps have rolled out virtual dating options, while some have also been accused of encouraging people to break social distancing orders. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Online dating is what people do when everything else has been cancelled, it seems. Match Group's s...
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Tinder Names Ex-CBS Digital Boss Jim Lanzone as CEO

Tinder has swiped right on Jim Lanzone, former head of CBS Interactive. Match Group, parent company of the Tinder dating app, announced that Lanzone has been appointed Tinder’s new CEO. Lanzone takes over the role from Elie Seidman, who is stepping down as chief exec. Lanzone starts at Tinder on Aug. 3, reporting to Match […]
Tags: News, Tinder, Lanzone, Elie Seidman, Jim Lanzone, CBS Digital Boss, CBS Interactive Match Group


Facebook Kicks Off Friday by Fucking Up Numerous iOS Apps

A major Facebook fuckup crashed numerous iOS apps that rely on its framework for various purposes throughout Friday morning. Per The Next Web, the affected applications include everything from Spotify and Pinterest to Venmo, Tinder, Apple’s App Store, and even competing social media services like Twitter. It appears…Read more...
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Indian Army bans personnel from using 89 apps including Facebook, Instagram, ShareChat, Truecaller, and PUBG: Reports

The Indian Army has directed its personnel to delete at least 89 apps, ranging from social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to Tinder, to even blogging sites like Reddit and “private blogs”, news agency ANI reported. Popular gaming apps such as PUBG are also included, and even apps developed by Indian companies, such as ShareChat, is banned. Truecaller has also been banned. The list contains broad categories such as “all Tencent gaming apps”, suggesting that more than 89 apps have bee...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hike, News, Instagram, Tinder, India, Snapchat, Army, Tencent, Reddit, Truecaller, Facebook Instagram, Times of India, Indian Army, Ani


You can now video call your Tinder matches within the app

Online dating just got even more virtual
Tags: News, Tinder, Trends, Social Media, Online Dating, Video Chat, Dating App, Breaking


Tinder now testing video chat in select markets, including U.S.

Tinder announced this morning it will begin to test video chat in its mobile dating app with some members in select worldwide markets, including in the U.S. The feature, which allows Tinder matches to go on “virtual” dates when both opt in, will first be available to users in Virginia, Illinois, Georgia and Colorado in the U.S., as well as in Brazil, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Peru and Chile, also with some members. Parent company Match had firs...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Tinder, Colorado, Dating, Chile, Match, Online Dating, Video Chat, Video Calls, Face to Face


Tinder now testing video chat in select markets, including US

Tinder announced this morning it will begin to test video chat in its mobile dating app with some members in select worldwide markets, including in the U.S. The feature, which allows Tinder matches to go on “virtual” dates when both opt in, will first be available to users in Virginia, Illinois, Georgia and Colorado in the U.S., as well as in Brazil, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Peru and Chile, also with some members. Parent company Match had firs...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Tinder, Colorado, US, Tech, Dating, Chile, Match, Online Dating, Video Chat, Video Calls


Utah Man Confesses to Choking & Stabbing Woman to Death Just Hours After Matching on Tinder

A 25-year-old woman is dead after being choked and stabbed to death by her Tinder date in what police believe to be an “unprovoked” attack. Utah police responded to the home of Ethan Hunsaker, 24, early Sunday morning (May 24) to find Ashlyn Black lying on the floor, suffering from “multiple stab wounds to the torso.” Despite efforts to revive Black, she was pronounced dead on the scene. Hunsaker was arrested and charged with murder. He admitted to choking Black while she was sleeping before sta...
Tags: Utah, Murder, Crime, News, Tinder, Stabbing, Jazz, Black, LAYTON, Hunsaker, Ashlyn Black, Ethan Hunsaker, Davis County Jail Utah


Tinder to add video dating next quarter, after slowing user growth due to coronavirus

Tinder will add a video dating feature in the second quarter of this year, parent company Match announced on Tuesday as part of its Q1 2020 earnings report. The company also detailed the coronavirus impact which slowed Tinder user growth in the quarter, as social distancing requirements and government lockdowns went into effect. Match didn’t go into detail about its plans for video dating, but noted it has been testing the waters with video in its Plenty of Fish app. In the quarter, it accele...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Video, Tinder, Tech, Dating, Match, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Bumble, Wall St, Dubey, Facebook Dating, Video Dating, Shar Dubey


You’ll soon be able to video call your Tinder matches

The new feature is expected to arrive sometime later this year
Tags: News, Tinder, Trends, Social Media, Dating Apps


Soon you’ll be able to video call your Tinder matches

It's expected to arrive sometime later this year
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Tinder waives Passport fee to help users connect virtually around the world

Dating may be proving next to impossible for many during this era of mass social distancing, but Tinder’s hoping to leverage an existing feature to help bring people closer together. Virtually, at least. The dating app is waving fees for Passport, a feature designed to let premium users connect with people outside of their dating radius. The offer kicks in next week for all users and runs through April 30. Tinder is hoping that it will be adopted for virtual socializing beyond dating. Ou...
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Virtual dates and video speed dating: Dating.com Group launches a $50 million corporate venture fund 

The dating startup world is notorious for few exits, and a similarly slim number of buyers. There’s Match Group, which owns Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, and there’s Spark Networks, which owns Christian Mingle, JSwipe, Jdate and Zoosk. Dating.com Group also owns a slew of dating brands, like Dil Mil, a dating app for South Asians. And it just closed a $50 million corporate venture capital fund to invest in more. Dmitry Volkov, the founder of Dating.com Group, said that he’s looking for startup...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Usa, Tinder, Linkedin, Tech, Venture Capital, The League, Bumble, Hinge, Zoosk, Match Group, Jdate, Match.com


Tinder cancels its apocalyptic-themed show ‘Swipe Night’ out of sensitivity to coronavirus outbreak

Citing sensitivities to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dating app Tinder is canceling the international release of its apocalyptic-themed, in-app video series, “Swipe Night.” The company had planned to release the first season of the show to 10 new markets across Europe and Asia this quarter, in light of its recent success in boosting key app metrics here in the U.S. “Swipe Night” was Tinder’s first foray into video, offering a five-minute interactive story where users made choices to progres...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Europe, Video, Hollywood, Tinder, US, Tech, Dating Apps, Variety, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Tinder Cancels International Release of Apocalyptic Original Series ‘Swipe Night,’ Gives Users Precautions for Meeting in Person

Global dating app Tinder has scrapped international release plans for its original, in-app streaming series “Swipe Night,” the company told Variety exclusively. The decision comes on the heels of advice it gave users about meeting potential love interests in person, as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide. The tech company has paused the release out of […]
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Tinder Renews Original Series ‘Swipe Night,’ Director Karena Evans to Return (EXCLUSIVE)

Tinder is having more than just a fling with its first ever original series, “Swipe Night.” The ubiquitous dating app has renewed the interactive scripted project for a second season, and it has tapped season one director Karena Evans (Drake’s “In My Feelings,” Starz’s “P Valley”) to helm the project. App users can expect it […]
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