Whitney Wolfe, founder, CEO, and 20% owner of Bumble; a women’s empowerment dating app, understands the obstacles women often must face. Also a founder of Tinder Whitney Wolfe left in 2014 she was wrongly stripped of her founders title, harassed and discriminated against by Justin Mateen her ex-boss and boyfriend. Wolfe sued, Mateen denied any wrongdoing but was suspended and eventually resigned. The lawsuit was quickly settled for $1 million.
Wolfe then formed the idea for a feminine approach to dating apps. Andrey Andreev of Badoo; the world’s largest online dating network, took notice of Whitney Wolfe sending letters requesting her to work for him. Whitney simply responded “I’m not for hire”. However she did pitch her feminine dating app idea, Andreev was intrigued. In exchange for 79% of the company Andreev invested over 10 million for marketing and growth.
In December of 2014 Bumble was released; an app where after a match is made the female must first initiate a conversation or the match will vanish in 24 hours. Bumble exceeded expectations with 100,000 downloads in the first month. Now America’s fastest growing dating app, Bumble, has 22 million users with an annual growth of 70%. In 2017 Bumble crossed 100 million in sales due to in-app purchases. When asked about entering the most crowded and established digital market Whitney Wolfe responded “Crowded meant ‘for men’” and she’s proud going into a “crowded space and do it differently”. The match Group, which owns Tinder, sued Bumble accusing them of violating patents and trademarks, Bumble replied in an open letter “We swipe left on your multiple attempts to buy us, copy us, and now intimidate us” filing a countersuit accusing match of using misleading tactics to obtain private information and attempting to scare off potential investors.
This was all after Whitney Wolfe turned down a 430 million dollar buyout from match, on the subject Wolfe said “I just don’t harbour resentment… – I’m too busy.”. Bumbles’ success is partially thanks to focusing on women’s needs, but also to its overall inviting theme. It’s no wonder people scrambled to get their hands on bumble sweaters, it’s a company people can be “Proud enough to say I’m on the service”.
Even though Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble has started off as an app for dating, she has looked for other ways that she can empower women. One thing that she wants to do is empower one group without having to put another group under the bus. This is one way that she differentiates herself from some of the other feminists. Whitney Wolfe’s wants to make sure that women not only are better able to find the right men for them but are also able to build a full life without a man. Therefore, she has added to her dating app. These additions bring forth different opportunities for women.
Her BFF addition to the Bumble app has been developed for the purpose of helping women find the right friends. It is very easy to make friends for both men and women. One of the reasons behind this is that people have a different mindset towards friendships than they do towards relationships. However, it can be even easier for people to find themselves in abusive friendships that are filled with envy, jealousy and sabotage. It is for this reason that Whitney has put together BFF. With BFF, women are better able to screen potential users out of their friendships as well as potential mismatches.
The business and professional world is also one of the most important worlds for women. Whitney Wolfe, being an entrepreneur, has understood the challenges that could come with being an entrepreneur. One thing that can happen with entrepreneurs is that they can find themselves hitting a wall. This is where Bumble Bizz comes in. It helps people with the networking they need so that they can reach their goals. It can also help people connect with employers that can bring them the type of job they need without all of the drama.
Whitney Wolfe has shown that she is the type of person women need. As women learn to build themselves, then they will learn to truly appreciate themselves. They will also have even greater confidence within themselves so that they won’t have to worry about being hurt by a man. Their confidence will help them find the right type of man for them.
The article is detailing the recent boost in popularity and downloads from Securus Technologies inmate phone calls via video app on apple and android devices. The android app which had been on the market for 6 months at the time of the publishing of the article has been downloaded over 60,000 times. The apple app has been downloaded over 5,000 times. “The app makes it easier for family and friends to visit their incarcerated loved ones,” said the Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Securus Technologies. The application also allows users to sync the details of their visit to the calendar on their mobile device and receive notifications about upcoming visits. I think that this is a great service for families of incarcerated individuals to have. You can’t always make the trip to go see your loved one so being able to still see and talk to them through video chatting is great. With this service offered by Securus the incarcerated person can witness birthdays and family gatherings that they would have missed out on if this service was not in place.
The Securus company offers civil and criminal justice technology solutions. The company is committed to connecting what matters. The Securus headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas and serve more than 3,200 public safety, law enforcement, and corrections facilities. The companies services reach over 1,200,000 inmates across North America. The company provides emergency response, incident management, public information, inmate self-service, and an abundance of other services. All the services that the company offers benefits inmates, corrections officers, loved ones of the incarcerated, and law officers. You can find more information about the Securus Company at http://www.securustechnologies.com/en/about-us
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This was done in the honor of the Random Acts Of Kindness Week which runs from February 15 – 20. What the survey revealed was that, despite the hectic schedules that college students have, 51% of them conducted a random act of kindness for someone on a daily basis. While an overwhelming 93% of them did something unexpected, yet kind for a complete stranger. The survey also asked the participants to rank various random acts of kindness based on the significance they consisted of. Here are the results for the top 5 random acts of kindness which are ranked from most meaningful to the latter.
Having their tab picked up at a drive-thru coffee shop.
Sent an SMS thanking a friend just for being a friend.
Randomly hug a significant other/friend.
Leave more than the standard 15-20 percent tip.
Use a friend’s car and return it with a tank full of gas.
Skout is regarded as being one of the first dating mobile Apps that focuses on emphasizing generalized user location. Available on the Android and iOS operating systems, the App has been able to make over 500 million connections ever since it was released back in 2013.
The App utilizes the smartphone’s GPS to assist users when it comes to finding other users that are within close proximity of each other. However, the App does not determine where the user’s exact location is and people who are uncomfortable with this feature can opt-out of the tracking features of the app. Additionally, the GPS location feature is only enabled amongst the adult audiences. This indicates that people who are not 18, cannot use the PS feature of the App. Besides being able to search for people, users can view the recent activities as well as the profiles of people who they may find interesting.