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Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found more than 30 cases of child rape […]

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Tinder agrees to settle age discrimination lawsuit

Tinder agrees to settle age discrimination lawsuit Tinder recently agreed to settle a $23 million class-action age discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed last April in California, alleged Tinder charged people over 30 years old twice the amount for its subscription services. The class consists of every person, 29 years of age or […]

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Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat

Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat Tinder has already developed a fairly robust chat platform within its dating app, with support for sharing things like Bitmoji and GIFs, and the ability to “like” messages by tapping a heart icon. Now, the company is testing a new […]

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Tinder fires comms head and other employees who sued company

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 […]

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Facebook staff discussed selling API access to apps in 2012-2014

Facebook staff discussed selling API access to apps in 2012-2014 Following a flopped IPO in 2012, Facebook desperately brainstormed new ways to earn money. An employee of unknown rank sent an internal email suggesting Facebook charge developers $250,000 per year for access to its platform APIs for making apps that can ask […]

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Tinder tests ‘Swipe Surge’ in US to connect users during peak times

Tinder tests ‘Swipe Surge’ in US to connect users during peak times Tinder today announced the test of a new in-app experience it’s calling “Swipe Surge,” that will send notifications to users when there’s a spike in Tinder usage in their area. The feature is designed to allow Tinder to better capitalize […]

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With ‘Rivals Week,’ Tinder tests an expansion of its well-performing Tinder U

With ‘Rivals Week,’ Tinder tests an expansion of its well-performing Tinder U Starting this weekend, Tinder will allow college students on its Tinder U service to match with others outside their own university for the first time. The dating app is positioning this market test of a potential Tinder U expansion as […]

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Tinder’s head of product has left

Tinder’s head of product has left Tinder’s chief product officer Brian Norgard wants to get back to his entrepreneurial roots, citing former PayPal executive-turned-venture capitalist Keith Rabois as inspiration. Norgard, who joined Tinder as part of the acquisition of his Kleiner Perkins-backed ephemeral messaging startup Tappy in 2014, has confirmed to TechCrunch […]

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Tinder to roll out expanded set of gender options in India

Tinder to roll out expanded set of gender options in India Tinder is preparing to roll out more gender options in its app in India. The company will announce shortly that users will be able to edit their profile in order to choose a different option for their gender identity, instead of […]

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Tinder doubles down on its casual nature, as Match invests in relationship-focused Hinge

Tinder doubles down on its casual nature, as Match invests in relationship-focused Hinge Tinder has never really shaken its reputation among consumers as a “hook up” app, instead of one designed for more serious dating. Now, it seems Tinder is planning to embrace its status as the default app for younger users […]

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