By Bloomberg Wire. Austin-based Bumble Inc. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bumble previously indicated it would look to sell Private equity firm the Blackstone Group Inc. Bumble was founded in by chief executive officer Whitney Wolfe Herd, a graduate of Southern Methodist University.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said on Thursday Feb 18 they had questioned the founder of a dating application being probed for suspected exploitation for prostitution, after complaints over its claim that thousands of university students had signed up as "sugarbabies". Police said the unidentified year-old man was detained for questioning in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, after they had received at least 74 complaints against online dating service Sugarbook. On its website, Sugarbook describes itself as an "industry leader in luxury dating", providing a platform "for modern relationships to form and grow". In a post that went viral last week, Sugarbook claimed that thousands of students from top private and public universities had joined the app as "sugarbabies". Malaysia's internet regulator earlier this week barred Sugarbook's website on local networks, according to news reports, after it advised users to be vigilant about potential scams and data breaches on Sugarbook and any other dating apps.
Tinder is an American geosocial networking and online dating application that allows users to anonymously swipe to like or dislike other profiles based on their photos, a small bio, and common interests. Once two users have "matched", they can exchange messages. Tinder launched in within startup incubator Hatch Labs   as a joint venture between IAC and mobile app development firm Xtreme Labs. Sign up requires a mobile device. Tinder operates on a freemium business model.