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Tinder to kill virtual currency, metaverse plans amid Match Group earnings loss; Tinder loses its CEO

Dating giant Match Group announced a series of changes to Tinder’s management team alongside the announcement of disappointing second quarter...

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Match expands Tinder’s free background checks to two more dating apps

Match Group is expanding a partnership with background check service Garbo, a nonprofit female-and survivor-founded organization, bringing the free...

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Match Group acquires members-only dating app The League

Match Group, the parent company of several popular dating apps including Tinder and Hinge, has acquired exclusive dating app The League, a...

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Yahoo appoints six new board members, including Jessica Alba

Last year, the company was purchased by Apollo for $5 billion, then appointed a new CEO, Jim Lanzone.

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Match Group and Google reach an interim compromise over app payments

Match Group, the parent company of dating apps Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, is getting along better with Google, just by a little bit. On Friday, Match...

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Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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″...

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

Tinder confirmed it’s exploring the development of a new feature called Swipe Party which offers a way to make sorting through possible matches...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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SoWork just convinced investors (and Tinder) that virtual co-working is here to stay

Vishal Punwani, the CEO and co-founder of SoWork, is building a business based off of a feeling that he stumbled upon by accident. SoWork, a virtual...

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Lyft now lets you pay for your Tinder date’s ride

Now that in-person dating is making a comeback, Lyft and Tinder want to encourage more face-to-face encounters: Tinder app now includes an Explore...

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