Author: Jordan Crook

Don’t get played by this spammy app like I did

 At my birthday party last week, my friend Ebby walked over and asked a group of us “What’s this Gather app all about?” I instantly felt a bit insecure. Of that particular group of friends, I should have been the one with a ready answer. I’m supposed to know about hot new apps. But Gather was a mystery. The next morning, hungover and recovering from the post-birthday… Read More

Instagram Head of Product Kevin Weil to talk shop at Disrupt NY

 Instagram is killing it. The photo-sharing behemoth has topped 600 million users, with the most recent 100 million joining in the last year. Plus, the company now has more than 1 million active advertisers, building on Facebook’s already-dominant advertising business. But there is also a question of whether Instagram can continue iterating in a unique way? Or if it even needs to?… Read More

Tinder Online is a new web version of the dating app

 Tinder is today introducing a new way for users to access the platform with the launch of Tinder Online, a web-optimized version of the dating app so people can Tinder at their desktops. Tinder Online still requires that you sign on to your account through Facebook, and it doesn’t include any of Tinder’s revenue features like Tinder Boost or Super Like, for now. Head of Product… Read More

Coffee Meets Bagel introduces $35/month premium membership to fight ghosting

 Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating site that focuses on high-quality, limited matches, has today announced the launch of a premium tier of the service. Thus far, CMB is one of the few reigning dating apps that has generated revenue solely through in-app currency without a premium membership. But no more. Coffee Meets Bagel works by sending men 21 profiles that may be a good match, each day at noon. Read More

Tinder Select is a secret, members-only version of the app

 Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs, super models, and other hyper-attractive/upwardly affluent types. One source who was using the app said it’s “for celebrities and people who do really well on Tinder.” It appears that Tinder has invited people to… Read More

Dating app Sapio wants you to think harder about swiping right

 There is an inherent problem that plagues all dating apps. The world is getting smaller — instead of choosing a mate from the pool of our college classmates or neighborhood friends, we’re now connected to everyone on the planet with a few taps of the thumb. This means that dating apps rarely run short of people to serve up, which means that we’re playing a game of optimization. Read More