Tinder’s Parent Company Disses Facebook Because Of Dating App Announcement

Well, it seems that the parent company of Tinder is threatened by the announcement that Facebook is getting into the dating app game. The fact that their stock dropped significantly when it was announced is likely salt in the would as well. But it seems that they’re so bothered by this that they’ve taken to dissing Facebook:

Joey Levin, chief executive at Match Group’s parent company IAC, extended a barbed invitation that referenced Zuckerberg’s recent trip to Washington D.C.: “Come on in,” Levin said. “The water’s warm. Their product could be great for US/Russia relationships.”

Ouch. That hurts. But to be fair, they also said this:

Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group, which own Plenty of Fish, Tinder, OkCupid, and Match.com, said in a statement that she was “surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory.”

“We understand this category better than anyone,” the statement continued. “Facebook’s entry will only be invigorating to all of us.”

It will be interesting to see how they defend themselves against Facebook’s entry into this market. But I am not sure that dropping disses like a gangster rapper should be in the playbook.



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