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Yummy raises $4M, aims to be ‘super app of Venezuela’

Yummy, a Venezuela-based delivery app on a mission to create the super app for the country, announced Friday it raised $4 million in funding to expand its dark store delivery operations across Latin America. Funding backers included Y Combinator, Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, Canary, Hustle Fund, Necessary Ventures and the co-founders of TaskUs. The total investment includes pre-seeding capital raised in 2020. “This appears to be a contrarian bet, but Yummy has quickly become the No. 1 super ...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Tinder, Funding, Chile, Yummy, Venture Capital, Peru, Venezuela, Food Delivery, Ecuador, Latin America


Tinder, Netflix Team For Indian Dating Reality Show ‘IRL: In Real Love’ – Global Bulletin

PARTNERSHIP Dating app Tinder is teaming with Netflix as the official casting partner for Indian dating reality show, “IRL: In Real Love,” produced by Monozygotic. Swipe cards will appear in between Tinder members’ stack of potential matches, and if they swipe right on the in-app casting call they will be redirected to a registration page. […]
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Dating apps Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge will offer users free 'Super Likes' and 'Superswipes' to encourage them to get vaccinated

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd will offer UK users free perks if they say they're vaccinated. Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Fortune Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble have said they will give perks to users who show they're vaccinated. Nine dating apps have teamed up with the UK government to encourage their users to get the jab. The vaccinated will get access to free features to help them stand out to potential matches. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dating apps have fo...
Tags: UK, News, Tinder, US, Trends, Bumble, Hinge, Match Group, Plenty Of Fish, Dating App, Badoo, Okcupid, Tech Insider, Jerod Harris, Muzmatch, Whitney Wolfe Herd


Cupid’s needle? UK under-30s wooed with dating app vaccine bonus

Apps such as Hinge and Bumble will offer benefits to vaccinated users amid fears of low take-up Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFirst came the idea of making Covid vaccinations mandatory to go to the pub, while Israel offered free pizza and beer with a shot. Now UK officials have hit on what they hope is an even more persuasive reason for young people to get their jab: more chance of getting a date.In an eye-catching policy coinciding with the rollout of vaccinations ...
Tags: Health, Apps, Politics, UK, Technology, Tinder, Israel, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Dating, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Bumble, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC


Tinder finally adds a Block Contacts feature

Despite the complications of meeting new people in the midst of a global pandemic, dating apps have shown a recent spike in both downloads and usage. Now, as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, it’s likely that this trend will continue. In other words, Tinder is anticipating a “post-pandemic uncuffing season,” and they’re rolling out a new feature to prepare. Now, users can upload their phone contacts to select certain people that they’d rather not see on the app, whether that’s an e...
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Hot vax summer? Dating apps encourage vaccination

Tinder and OKCupid team up with The White House to make vaccinations ‘attractive’Dating Apps are attempting to make getting vaccinations “sexy” in a new partnership with the White House.Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid are amongst the dating apps that are part of the initiative, which will allow users to see if their potential dates are either fully vaccinated, not yet vaccinated or ‘prefer not to disclose’. Continue reading...
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White House teams up with dating apps to give vaccinated users free perks

With vaccination rates slowing in the U.S., the White House is getting creative about getting shots in arms. Beyond protecting yourself and others from a deadly disease, the latest incentive to get vaccinated could help you find love (or get laid). The White House COVID-19 response team announced Friday that a number of popular dating apps would offer new perks for users who get vaccinated, with Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Match, OkCupid, BLK, Chispa, Plenty of Fish and Badoo all participating in the...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Tinder, White House, Tech, Software, United States, President, Vaccination, Disease, Vaccine, IAC, Biden, Nascar, Irl


The Vaccine Will Get You Laid: White House

The White House has correctly estimated that if Americans don’t want to perform a selfless act for their fellow citizens, then they might get off their butts for seeeeexxxxx. The Biden administration today announced that it’s teamed up with nine dating apps to add “vaccinated” badges and visibility boosts to user…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tinder, Cdc, White House, Software, IAC, Biden, Hinge, Social Software, Andy Slavitt, Badoo, Okcupid, Walensky, Bumble Inc, Geosocial Networking, Application Software


How to use Tinder's safety tools like the panic button and message screening to stay safe while matching

Use Tinder's safety features to protect yourself while using the app. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tinder users have access to several safety features, intended to protect users while they're matching. These safety features include message screening tools, a panic button to use on dates, and photo verification. Tinder also has an online Safety Center, where you can get tips on how to stay safe and report harassment. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more st...
Tags: Harassment, Tinder, Trends, Dating Apps, Online Dating, North America, Bumble, Match Group, Online Safety, Background Checks, Garbo, RAINN, Safety Center, Ghosting, Tech Insider, Panic Buttons


Tinder to roll out new 48-hour, in-app events called ‘Vibes’

On the heels of strong first quarter earnings, dating app giant Match announced its plan to introduce a new live event experience to its flagship app, Tinder. Dubbed “Vibes,” the new feature combines aspects from earlier Tinder events, Swipe Surge and Swipe Night, to create a new kind of in-app experience that’s both time sensitive and focused on finding new ways for users to break the ice. Swipe Surge, for context, is longtime Tinder feature that lets users know when Tinder usage in the area is...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Tinder, Tech, Dating, Match, Dating Apps, Social Software, Social Apps, Vives


James O'Keefe, Professional Person Impersonator, Firmly Denies Impersonating Persons

James O’Keefe, whose criminal record includes entry of a federal lawmaker’s office under false pretense along with three goons dressed as telephone repairmen, would like you to know that he did not, under any circumstance, operate fake accounts on Twitter.Read more...
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Facebook tests video speed dating events with ‘Sparked’

Facebook confirmed it’s testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked, after the app’s website was spotted by The Verge. Unlike dating app giants such as Tinder, Sparked users don’t swipe on people they like or direct message others. Instead, they cycle through a series of short video dates during an event to make connections with others. The product itself is being developed by Facebook’s internal R&D group, the NPE Team, but had not been officially announced. “Sparked is an early experiment ...
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Tinder is giving out 1,000 free COVID-19 tests to encourage people to go on dates again

Flashpop/Getty Images Tinder is giving out 1,000 free COVID-19 tests so that couples can go on a date. Tinder users can claim the testing kits via the app, starting Saturday. Some states have lifted COVID-19 restrictions, allowing people to return to restaurants and movie theaters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dating app Tinder is giving out pairs of COVID-19 tests to its users to encourage them to go on dates again in the spring.Users in the US will be able to reserve...
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Match Group makes seven-figure investment in background check nonprofit Garbo

Match Group, the parent company to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, Hinge and other top dating apps, announced this morning it’s made a seven-figure investment into nonprofit background check platform Garbo, with the goal of helping Match Group’s users make more informed decisions about their safety when dating online. The deal will see Match working closing with Garbo to integrate the background check technology into Tinder later this year, followed by other Match Group U.S. dating apps. Image Credits:...
Tags: Apps, Tinder, NYC, Funding, Tech, United States, Bumble, Propublica, Match Group, Social Software, Natural Language Processing, Garbo, Tracey Breeden, Background Check, Social Advocacy, Noonlight


Heartbreaking Stories of People Who Got Scammed on Tinder During the Pandemic

Every social media site has scammers, but there’s something extra depressing about people getting scammed on dating sites like Tinder. Unfortunately, it happens all the time, and that hasn’t stopped with more people turning to dating apps during the pandemic.Read more...
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What is Bumble? How the dating app differs from its competition, and what it offers women

Bumble is mostly known as a dating app where women make the first move, but it also connects friends and expands professional networks. Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto/Getty Images Bumble is a dating app that works a lot like Tinder — if both people swipe right, it's a match. The biggest difference is that in heterosexual pairings, women have to be the first one to send a message. Bumble also allows you to search for friends and business connections, rather than just dates. Visit Insider's Tech Re...
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Singles get more 'likes' on dating apps if they've received a COVID-19 vaccine

Getting a vaccine has become a dealbreaker. Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce (Instagram @drcatherinesb)/ Grace Andrews (Instagram @the.socialclimber) The COVID-19 vaccine is now a dating app "deal breaker." Forty per cent of OKCupid users would cancel a date with someone who wouldn't get a shot. Dating apps do not routinely verify whether someone has been immunized or not. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Getting a coronavirus vaccine is the hottest thing right now. A...
Tags: Health, Hot, Tinder, US, Trends, Dating, Healthcare, University of Bristol, Vaccine, Bumble, Sexy, Grindr, Young, Social Sciences, HIPAA, University of Essex


Why getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the hottest trend on dating apps

Tinder said it has seen a 258% increase in profile mentions of vaccines between September and December. shapecharge/Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccine is now a dating app "deal breaker." Forty per cent of OKCupid users would cancel a date with someone who wouldn't get a shot. Dating apps do not routinely verify whether someone has been immunized or not. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Getting a coronavirus vaccine is the hottest thing right now. At least, that's t...
Tags: Health, Hot, Tinder, US, Trends, Dating, Healthcare, University of Bristol, Vaccine, Bumble, Sexy, Grindr, Young, Social Sciences, University of Exeter, HIPAA


Twitter explored buying India’s ShareChat and turning Moj into a global TikTok rival

Twitter recently held talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat as the company explored ways to expand its presence in the world’s second largest internet market and build a global rival to TikTok, three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The American firm, which is already an , offered to buy the Indian startup for $1.1 billion and had committed an additional investment of $900 million, two of the sources said. The talks are no longer ongoing, two sources said, requ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, Instagram, Tinder, India, Tech, Match, MoJ, Match Group, Blume Ventures, Appannie, Snap


How Bumble grew from a female-focused dating app to a global behemoth valued at over $8 billion after going public

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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With a higher IPO valuation, is Bumble aiming for Match.com’s revenue multiple?

The IPO frenzy is not letting up, Bumble informed the world this morning. Per a new SEC filing, the dating company raised its target IPO price range, indicating that its previous attempt to quantify its per-share value was an undershoot. This means we’ll need to calculate a host of new valuations and revenue multiples for the company. But more than that, we have a question to answer: Is Bumble aiming for a Match.com price, despite not being as profitable as its already-public rival? The last tim...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Tinder, Ipo, Tech, SEC, Dating Apps, Bumble, Match.com, Wally, The Exchange, EC Newsletter, EC Consumer Applications


Bumble’s first date with the public markets

The public markets have been so active lately that it’s hard to drum up excitement for yet another company making its way to the bull market. But, in the case of Bumble, a dating app where women message first, next week’s public debut is worth paying attention to. The market for dating startups has long had an 11-year-old elephant in the room: Match Group. The Dallas company owns popular dating brands including Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, and more, which some saw as the singular exit point for start...
Tags: TC, Tinder, China, Ipo, Newsletter, Tech, Miami, Silicon Valley, Match, IAC, Bumble, Max Levchin, Whitney, Hinge, Databricks, Match Group


How Tinder and Hinge owner Match Group grew to have the country's biggest monopoly on online dating - but let Bumble get away

OkCupid; Hinge; Match Group; Tinder; Plenty of Fish; Samantha Lee/Insider Match Group owns Tinder, OkCupid, and every other big online dating site in the US — except Bumble.  Bumble's CEO, an ex-Tinder executive, sued Match Group's parent company for discrimination in 2014. Here's how Match Group went from a failing dating site for Boomers to the country's largest online dating conglomerate.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Online dating can be messy. The companies tha...
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The Huckberry Giveaway: February 2021

Below you’ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of $500). My Picks This Month 1. USA-Made Gear Box. This heavy-duty powdered steel tool box is ideally sized for carrying your essential tools, mid-sized gear, and/or various tech gear and accessories. It’s a tough-as-nails organizer, built in a third-generation American factory.  2. Flint and Tinder Western Corduroy. Bor...
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How Tinder and Hinge owner Match Group grew to dominate the country's online dating market - but let Bumble get away

OkCupid; Hinge; Match Group; Tinder; Plenty of Fish; Samantha Lee/Insider Match Group owns Tinder, OkCupid, and every other big online dating site in the US — except Bumble.  Bumble's CEO, an ex-Tinder executive, sued Match Group's parent company for discrimination in 2014. Here's how Match Group went from a failing dating site for Boomers to the country's largest online dating conglomerate.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Online dating can be messy. The companies tha...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, News, Yahoo, Tinder, Sean Rad, Finance, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Features, Dallas, Christian, IAC


The spirit of Occupy Wall Street is back, but this time it's coming from inside the stock exchange

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for the latest news, and more on Wall Street Bets, Black Comedy Central employees feeling tokenized, and the new face of Blackstone. Read time: 5 minutes. Wall Street Bets users have driven up the GameStop stock price REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Hello!A troubling strain of the coronaviru...
Tags: Instagram, Tinder, Finance, Amc, America, Trends, Markets, Alibaba, Reddit, Goldman Sachs, IAC, Kobe Bryant, Bumble, Anthony Fauci, Whitney, Blackstone


What is Tinder? Here's what you should know about the popular dating app

Tinder was one of the earliest mobile dating apps. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tinder is an online dating app famous for its swipe and match feature that offers paid subscriptions.  To sign up for Tinder, you'll need to download the app and provide basic information like your age, location, gender, and gender preferences. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Founded back in 2012, Tinder is a dating app site that matches singles in your area and arou...
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‘Slow dating’ app Once is acquired by Dating Group for $18M as it seeks to expand its portfolio

Five-year-old ‘slow dating’ app Once has been acquired by the Dating Group, one of the largest companies in the dating world, for $18 million in cash and stock. Dating Group has 73 million registered users across a range of portfolio fatting apps including Dating.com. Clémentine Lalande, co-founder and CEO of Once, will continue leading the company under a 2-year agreement. Fellow Co-founder Jean Meyer retained a stake in the company after departing two years ago. Once has 9 million users on its...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tinder, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Dating, IAC, Bumble, Match.com, Social Software, Clementine, Co-founder, Lalande, Dating Group, Clémentine Lalande


Bumble files to go public

The dating and networking service Bumble has filed to go public. The company, launched by a former co-founder of the IAC-owned Tinder, plans to list its share on the Nasdaq stock exchange, using the ticker symbol “BMBL.” Bumble’s planned IPO was first reported in December. Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t care what she’s supposed to do Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd was on the founding team at Tinder before starting Bumble. She filed suit against Tinder for sexual harassment and discrimination,...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Tinder, Ipo, Tech, IAC, Bumble, Blackstone, EBITDA, GAAP, Andrey Andreev, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Wolfe Herd


Tesla's services could be worth more than its car business, according to one Wall Street analyst who says the company is better 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 last month.  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 t...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Tinder, California, Washington, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Roku, Morgan Stanley, Detroit, Jonas, Musk