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Bumble: Female-founded dating app tops $13bn in market debut

Bumble: Female-founded dating app tops $13bn in market debut

Business
No bumbling here: Dating app Bumble, which made its name by putting women in charge of making contact with potential mates, has soared to a market value of more than $ 13bn after listing shares.Its Wall Street success made 31-year-old boss Whitney Wolfe Herd a rare self-made female billionaire.Bumble, which also owns Badoo, is one of less than two dozen US firms to list publicly while led by a female founder.Shares in the firm debuted at $ 43 apiece, valuing it at over $ 8bn. But in opening trade on Thursday they shot up to more than $ 76 each, making the firm worth more than $ 13bn (£9.4bn).'Make the first move'Ms Wolfe Herd launched Bumble in Texas in 2014, with backing from Russian billionaire Andreey Andreev, the founder of European online dating site Badoo. She has said she was inspir
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ tops box office for 3rd weekend

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ tops box office for 3rd weekend

Entertainment
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Gal Gadot's superheroine adventure Wonder Woman 1984 is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third weekend, earning an additional $ 3 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced on Sunday. The film was simultaneously released in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service on Dec. 25 as a strategy meant to reach as many viewers as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. Advertisement Coming in at No. 2 this weekend is The Croods: A New Age with $ 1.8 million, followed by News of the World at No. 3 with $ 1.2 million, Monster Hunter at No. 4 with $ 1.1 million and Fatale at No. 5 with $ 670,000. Rounding out the top tier are Promising Young Woman at No. 6 with $ 560,000, Pinocchio at No. 7 with $ 209,000, The War with Grandpa at No. 8 with $ 147,000, Come Play at...
Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Technology
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Bitcoin tops $30,000 for first time

Bitcoin tops $30,000 for first time

Technology
Bitcoin has topped $ 30,000 for the first time, extending a rally that saw its value climb by 300% in 2020.The cryptocurrency rose to as high as $ 31,824 early on Saturday - just two weeks after passing the $ 20,000 mark. Its rise has been attributed to traders increasingly betting on it becoming a mainstream payment method. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Carney: Cryptocurrencies must be regulated Investors have also been attracted by the potential for quick gains.Some also saw it as a safe-haven store of value...
‘World’s ugliest orchid’ tops list of new discoveries

‘World’s ugliest orchid’ tops list of new discoveries

Science
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