1. Bumble & Tinder Are Going to Court
Dating apps Bumble and Tinder are in a lovers’ quarrel. On Friday, Tinder parent company, Match Group, invited Bumble to court, alleging that Bumble is “virtually identical to Tinder in its functionality and general look-and-feel.” Apparently, Bumble has been cheating …taking Tinder’s work and using all of their strategies as their own. Bumble lashed back and ran an ad in The New York Times saying, “We swipe left on your attempted scare tactics, and on these endless games. We swipe left on your assumption that a baseless lawsuit would intimidate us,” the ad reads. “We swipe left on your multiple attempts to buy us, copy us, and, now, to intimidate us.”
2. WhatsApp Co-Founder Encourages Everyone to #DeleteFacebook
Talk about spicy! Former co-founder of WhatsApp spoke against Facebook in light of Cambridge Analytica’s recent data privacy misuse. In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for 16 billion, making its co-founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, very wealthy. In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Acton told his followers to delete Facebook using the hashtag #DeleteFacebook. Only time can tell if this will be a smart career move for Acton. At the very least, Acton made the correct decision to leave WhatsApp before making such a comment.
(Source: The Verge)
3. Possible iPhone SE2 Release Date?
Apple has recently announced a major event for March 27th in Chicago and many believe this may be the grand reveal of the iPhone SE2. The Apple event has an underlying theme of “Creative New Ideas for Teachers and Students,” which doesn’t feel like it would be a smartphone reveal. However, Apple does have the reputation for its “one more thing” surprises. So, if the iPhone SE2 is truly revealed on March 27th, all of us may be making the switch from Android to iOS pretty soon.