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Match Group Google Play Store complaint triggers Dutch antitrust probe

A competition complaint against Google’s Android Play Store by Match Group, the company which owns Tinder and a number of other dating apps, has led to a preliminary investigation by the Netherl

Match names Zynga President Bernard Kim as CEO, replacing Shar Dubey

Dating app giant Match is getting a new CEO. Just over two years after assuming the top exec position, Match CEO and 16-year employee Shar Dubey is stepping down. The company announced today, alongsid

Skich’s new app brings social discovery to mobile game recommendations

A new startup called Skich wants to help mobile users find games to play that better match their interests. To do so, it’s created a game recommendation app that carefully toes the line in order

Tinder adds a ‘Festival Mode’ for making connections ahead of concerts and events

Tinder today is launching a new feature called Festival Mode designed to help users connect ahead of their plans to attend concerts or larger music festivals, like The Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Stagec

Match Group launches its latest dating app, Stir, aimed at single parents

Dating app giant Match Group, already home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, Hinge and others, is today launching the latest addition to its dating services lineup with Stir, an app designed exclusively for

Tinder rolls out in-app access to background checks, powered by nonprofit Garbo

Following last year’s investment in the background-check nonprofit Garbo, Match Group today is rolling out Garbo-powered background checks to its flagship dating app Tinder. The offering will be

Tinder introduces a way for members to go on virtual ‘blind dates’

Tinder is bringing back the idea of the “blind date” through a new in-app feature, launching today. Except, in this case, Tinder isn’t sending out two members on a blind date togethe

Tinder updates its approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment

As a result of its ongoing partnership with nonprofit and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), Tinder today announced a handful of product improvements a

App Annie: Global app stores’ consumer spend up 19% to $170B in 2021, downloads grew 5% to 230B

Consumer spending on mobile apps reached $170 billion in 2021, according to App Annie’s newly released “State of Mobile 2022″ report, out today, which offers a comprehensive look at

Tinder is developing a feature called ‘Swipe Party’ that invites friends to join your swiping sessions

Tinder confirmed it’s exploring a new feature called Swipe Party which offers a way to make sorting through possible matches a more social experience. According to details spotted in the Tinder

Social media and dating apps have a serious identity problem

It’s time for social media and dating apps to face the music and curb fraud, deception and disinformation on their platforms once and for all.

This Week in Apps: 2021 review, App Store changes paused, Instagram goes to Congress

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Tinder is partnering with Spotify to launch a new ‘Music Mode’ feature

Tinder is partnering with Spotify to launch a new “Music Mode” feature where users will hear a 30-second looped preview of a potential match’s chosen song while checking out their pr

Andrew Chen of a16z on how startups get past a ‘cold start’ to survive, then thrive

Andrew Chen has long been a student, and teacher, of how startups engage their users while managing to amass a slew of new ones. Today, he espouses his learnings — as a founder and a former Uber

Match settles lawsuit with Tinder co-founders for $441 million

Dating app giant Match has settled its lawsuit with a group of Tinder founders and executives for $441 million. The suit, filed in 2018, had alleged that IAC and its then-subsidiary Match Group had m

Match Group details plans for a dating ‘metaverse,’ Tinder’s virtual goods-based economy

Tinder has already undergone a big revamp with its recent launch of “Explore,” a new section inside the app that will enable more interactive experiences, including the second “Swipe

Tinder’s new murder mystery-themed ‘Swipe Night’ returns November 7

Tinder is bringing back “Swipe Night,” its interactive in-app event that allows its users another way to break the ice besides just matching and chatting. After the first season’s &#

Flox, an app to help friend groups meet each other, is wooing college students in NYC

There’s nothing like the growing pains of new adulthood, but for college-aged Gen Zers who have spent these formative years in lockdown, it can be even more difficult to form meaningful friendsh

Hinge launches a new ‘Voice Prompts’ feature to give users a new way to interact

Hinge is rolling out a new “Voice Prompts” feature to give its users a new way to connect with their matches. Voice Prompts will allow users to answer a prompt through a 30-second voice re

Tinder is releasing a new ‘Plus One’ feature to help users find a wedding date

Tinder announced on Thursday that it’s rolling out a new way for its users to find a plus one for the upcoming end-of-year wedding season. Starting today, users will be able to join the “Plus
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