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Bumble swipes back at Tinder owner Match in patent spat

From BBC - March 20, 2018

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.

It has accused Bumble of mimicking Tinder's design and functions.

Tinder launched in 2012, gaining traction as users could swipe left or right on people's pictures to indicate interest. If both people swipe right, Tinder presents them with a match.

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.

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