Whitney Wolfe Responds To Lawsuit From Match Group

     Copyright infringement has long been one of the most impressive spectacles in the American legal system. This has certainly been the case in the recent news that Whitney Wolfe and her company Tinder have recently opened a lawsuit against rival Corporation Bumble.

Just recently the parent company of Tinder match group invited the rival application to a courtroom in Texas. With claims that the application is almost completely identical in both look and functionality. This is just one of the most recent moves in the posturing of America’s great dating applications. Whitney Wolfe originally was one of the co-founders of the Tinder company but left in 2014 after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against one of the other co-founders for the company. Out of this lawsuit, she received $1 million and a few months after leaving the corporation she launched her own new dating application.

This new dating a patient is known as Bumble, and it has been attempted to be purchased by match group several times including an attempt in 2017 for $450 million. Whitney Wolfe has stood her ground and has publicly stated that she will never sell out to match group in an effort to maintain the company’s independence. This was met with resistance as match group has recently opened up lawsuits against the corporation.

Bumble is a female first dating application. This means that in the application if two individuals match it is up to the female participant to initiate conversation. If the participant does not initiate conversation, the match will dwindle, and they will no longer be able to talk with each other. In response to the lawsuit by rival company Tinder, Whitney Wolfe stated that Bumble would not stand down. They will never be owned by match group, and they will never compromise their own corporation’s values. It has been stated that the corporation is potentially worth $1 billion making it a unicorn among technology companies. This is despite the difficulties imposed upon a corporation by breaking into the tech industry as a women-led Corporation. The technology industry is normally led and dominated by males. When asked as to what inspired her to push forward in the climate of oppression that she is facing Whitney Wolfe says that Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given her inspiration for inspiring women across the world. It is necessary for women to believe in themselves and to continue chasing their dreams.

 

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