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Bumble launches Spotlight, its own version of Tinder’s Boost

Bumble, currently Tinder’s biggest rival in the dating app market, today launched its own version of Tinder’s “Boost” feature. On Bumble, it’s being called...

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

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use...

Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup...

Facebook warned over privacy risks of merging messaging platforms

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has asked the company for an “urgent briefing” regarding plans to integrate the underlying infrastructure of its...

Leaked TikTok ad deck suggests it has 17M+ MAUs in Europe

An advertising pitch deck used by fast-growing short form video sharing app TikTok has leaked, providing a snapshot of usage in its biggest markets in...

Sapphire Ventures launches $115 million sports tech fund with big-name backers

Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm Sapphire Ventures has formally launched a new $115 million fund focused on sports technology startups. Though the fund is...

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...

Just 1% of Twitter users exposed to 80% of fake news...

Just a small percentage of Twitter users were responsible for sharing fake news during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a new study found, but...

SoundCloud co-founder and chief product officer, Eric Wahlforss, is leaving

SoundCloud’s Eric Wahlforss is stepping away from the music and podcast streaming platform he co-founded after more than a decade at the company, most recently...

WhatsApp Business brings quick replies, labels, and chat list filtering to...

WhatsApp has announced that the business-focused version of its messaging service, WhatsApp Business, is now actively used by 5 million companies to support customers. The...