You have probably heard that Tinder’s parent organization, Match Group is taking Bumble to court over patent infringement claims. It is a lawsuit worth your attention and one that is likely to stir a storm but Bumble CEO doesn’t seem to be distracted from by the unfolding events. Ms. Whitney Wolfe was quoted by the Evening Standard saying that it is swiping left on the infringement claims.
Match Group is a fashion outfit that owns several dating sites such as PlentryOfFish and Tinder. The group accuses tinder of infringing on several patents including the controversial Tinder Swipe. Whitney Wolfe Herd, who is Bumble’s founder and CEO, claims that Match Group has been inching closer and making unwelcome attempts to buy Bumble. She says that match Groups Shenanigans include numerous attempts to copy everything that Bumble does. Whitney Wolfe further warns that Bumble will not take any further intimidation from the aggressive Match Group. The CEO disclosed Bumble’s position on the looming lawsuit in an open letter that was issued earlier today.In what seems an emotional reaction to the latest developments, Ms.Wolfe states that Bumble has had enough and will not take the overtures lying down.
Take over Bid by Match Group
Match Group has already filed a suit claiming that Bumble is imitating the general feel and look of Tinder’s functionality. Pundits, however, say that it seems that there are other motives that are driving the action by Match Group. Last year, Match Group proposed buying Bumble for $450 billion, a proposal that was turned down by Bumble. Analysts say that Bumble may be worth thrice as much as the offer by Match Group. Whitney Wolfe asserts that Bumble is an all-woman initiative and that it is prepared to protect its own at whatever cost. The Bumble CEO points out that her organization has a keen eye on maintaining high values.
Bumble is a matchmaking app that was started by Whitney W. Herd. The dating app has attracted over 20 million users so far. Bumble uses a feminist approach to online dating. Whitney, Bumble’s CEO recently got married in a wedding ceremony that brought Southern Italy to a standstill in early October 2017.
Bumble launched Bumble Bizz recently; an app designed for mentoring and professional networking. The app allows users to swipe and find links for networking with among the 20 million Bumble users. Bumble dating platform is designed in such a way that the woman makes the first move towards a relationship. Bumble BFF was introduced earlier to enable users to find new best friends.