Tinder will finally reach the USA. Meanwhile, Google and Uber seem to be having some issues and are looking to become competitors.
Tinder is currently testing its paid services in multiple markets across the globe, trying to get it ready for a global release. Meanwhile, people have been going nuts over some text displayed on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which stated the app now had the Tinder Plus features. These would include the ability to undo a swipe, as well as changing your location.
Of course, these features are not yet available for everyone. Which is why Tinder edited the text again. Tinder then went on the record about a release window, saying Tinder Plus was on track for a release come mid-to-late March.
Opinion: I wonder how much people would be willing to pay for Tinder’s upcoming features. It seems pricing is still being worked out, so we should hear more about that as the release nears. But tell us, how much would you be willing to spend on Tinder Plus?
Bloomberg has it on good authority that the next big Uber competitor may be one of its biggest investors – Google. After investing $258 million on Uber, in 2013, rumors say Google is getting ready to make its very own taxi service. Furthermore, it would probably be using its world-famous self-driving technology.
Opinion: Details continue to be scarce, but there is a very interesting thing happening here. Let’s just into the next news and show you what we mean.
Google is entering the taxi market while Uber is entering the self-driving car market. Two partners that were once very well-invested in each other seem to now be going to war by stepping into each other’s territory!
The news comes from an Uber blog post, which states they are partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to work on future technologies for the ride-sharing service. This would include, primarily, safety and autonomy.
Opinion: If it came down to it, which service would you choose? Uber has a very bad reputation with the press, so I am assuming they will have a hard time competing against a large, powerful and very well-liked company like Google.