Mar 20, 2018

Bumble swipes at dating app rival Match in patent spat

Dating app Bumble has swiped back at rival Match Group after Match filed a lawsuit accusing Bumble of infringing on its intellectual property. Bumble described the lawsuit as "Attempted scare tactics" in a statement on its website and in advertisements published in US newspapers. Match Group is the parent company of Tinder and other dating apps. Bumble, which was founded by former Tinder executives in 2014, works similarly, except that women must be the ones to initiate conversation after the app produces a match. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Texas, Match Group says Bumble sought to "Build a business entirely on a Tinder-clone, distinguished only by Bumble's women-talk-first marketing strategy".

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