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Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns

Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns As the coming of winter combined with the coronavirus continues to put new restrictions on peoples’ movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is close to them. Who is […]

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Edtech is the new SaaS

Edtech is the new SaaS Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back, with Natasha Mascarenhas and Danny Crichton and myself chattering with Chris Gates behind the scenes making it all work. An extra shoutout to Natasha this week […]

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Virtual dates and video speed dating: Dating.com Group launches a $50 million corporate venture fund 

Virtual dates and video speed dating: Dating.com Group launches a 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 […]

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Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs

Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs Looking for fellow travelers to join in on its mission to transform the beverage business, the Los Angeles-based startup Bev has taken on fresh capital from a slew of strategic investors.  The company has added Erin and Sara Foster, […]

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Blindlee is Chatroulette for dating with a safety screen

Blindlee is Chatroulette for dating with a safety screen Make space for another dating app in your single life: Blindlee is Chatroulette for dating but with female-friendly guardrails in the form of a user-controlled video blur effect. The idea is pretty simple: Singles are matched randomly with another user who meets some […]

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Hear how to build a brand that gets attention at Disrupt SF

Hear how to build a brand that gets attention at Disrupt SF Branding is an essential component of every startup. It’s more than publishing a tagline or a mission statement; it’s how your company comes alive in the eyes of customers. Some companies make it look easy, but designing and successfully launching […]

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Bumble now lets you call your matches without exchanging numbers

Bumble now lets you call your matches without exchanging numbers Bumble is giving users some new options to get to know each other inside its dating app, announcing today that they are adding voice and video calls to their app. The feature is double opt-in, meaning you won’t get a video call […]

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Tinder adds sexual orientation and gender identity to its profiles

Tinder adds sexual orientation and gender identity to its profiles Tinder is adding information about sexual orientation and gender identity to its profiles. The company worked with the LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD on changes to its dating app to make it more inclusive. Users who want to edit or add more information […]

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Bumble goes to print with its new lifestyle magazine, Bumble Mag

Bumble goes to print with its new lifestyle magazine, Bumble Mag Bumble is the latest digital brand to try to extend its reach through a print publication. The dating app maker today announced the launch of Bumble Mag, a lifestyle publication it produced in partnership with Hearst that offers stories and advice […]

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Watch the tech-centric Super Bowl ads from Amazon, Microsoft and others

Watch the tech-centric Super Bowl ads from Amazon, Microsoft and others Another year, another batch of Super Bowl commercials from tech giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. In fact, Amazon will have different ads focusing on different areas of the business: one highlighting products that won’t be taking advantage of its voice-powered […]

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