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Dating app Tinder to acquire photo messaging app Tappy
Dating app Tinder to acquire photo messaging app Tappy

Tinder, the West Hollywood-based dating app, announced Monday it will buy Tappy, a disappearing-photo messenging app similar to Snapchat. Tinder already has a similar feature called Moments. So why buy Tappy? Tinder cofounder and Chief Executive Sean Rad suggested the acquisition is more about people than products or technology: “The incredibly talented Tappy team is uniquely qualified to help us tackle important parts of our roadmap,” he told The Times. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, reunites Rad with Tappy’s cofounders, Brian Norgard and Dan Gould. In 2009 the three launched Adly, an agency that links up celebrities and brand names for social media...

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