Someone Uses A Fidget Spinner To Conquer Tinder

MASHABLE – May 24 – One day, Holden Ellis, a 22-year old from Virginia, was bored on Tinder and „chewing on the spinner.“ He decided to see what happened, and it turns out the silicone reacted with his phone.

by Cassie Murdoch
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Meet Didier Rappaport, Happn’s Founder

MANAGEMENT TODAY – May 24 – Happn is a location-based dating app that connects users to people whose paths they’ve recently crossed. Rappaport had a life and a career before the digital world. He started in his family textile business in France. His life changed in the early 90s, with the birth of the internet. „I told my business partner that we should move to the internet, he said no, so I asked how much do you want for my share and left.“ His first digital venture was an online textile market. Happn came in 2013. It makes its money by a mix of in-app purchases and ads, and currently has 30M, including 1.7M in the UK. Its biggest market is Brazil, but Rappaport puts high hopes on its recent launch in India, with plans to go to China in 2018.

by Adam Gale
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Exclusive Dating App The League Is Launching In 10 More Cities This Summer

TECH CRUNCH – May 24 – Originally launched in early 2015, the app is still only in 7 cities – New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C and London. But the startup just announced they are adding 10 cities before the end of August. They are: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Denver, Seattle and Toronto. The startup will also be hosting a launch party in each city.

by Fitz Tepper
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An App That Checks Criminal Records Won’t Make Dating Safer

THE GUARDIAN – May 24 – Dating app Gatsby suggests users will be more secure thanks to its background checks. Currently, criminal record disclosure in England and Wales relies on self-reporting, and it’s the genuinely contrite who would do it. Those without compunction obviously don’t volunteer information. There’s a risk people could use the app thinking they were safer than they are. The newest dating apps integrate a sense of community protection into tech. Take BeLinked, which verifies users through LinkedIn, or The Inner Circle, which builds in accountability via Facebook connections displayed on profiles, and holds events where users can meet a date in a safe, public venue.

by Nichi Hodgson
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Snap Interactive To Speak At Mobile Dating Conference On June 2

ACCESSWIRE – May 25 – Snap Interactive CEO Alex Harrington will present at the iDate Mobile Dating Industry Conference at 11 a.m. PT on Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center in Los Angeles. The conference will be held May 31-June 2, 2017. Mr. Harrington will present on M&A and consolidation trends in the dating industry. SNAP has recently completed a merger with A.V.M. Software, and is exploring business combinations in live video and interactive dating.

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