Sean Rad, the co-founder and CEO of the dating app Tinder, is being demoted to president in order to “focus on the product.” The move was first reported by Forbes, which chronicles the rise of the app and its struggles — most notably a sexual harassment controversy.
Earlier this year, the company’s former VP of marketing Whitney Wolfe sued the company for “sexual harassment and sex discrimination.” Tinder’s chief marketing officer, Justin Mateen, was suspended (and subsequently resigned).
Forbes cites an unnamed insider, who said: “If the Whitney thing didn’t happen it would be difficult for IAC to demote Sean, because they’d have a lot to answer for… But the lawsuit gave them an out.” According to the report, IAC did not want his “potential amateur mistakes” to threaten the fast-growing startup. IAC also owns Okcupid, Match.com and HowAboutWe.
While it looks like Rad will stay with the company and help look for another CEO, will he remain there for long? From Forbes:
The recurring question is whether Rad will remain at Tinder long enough to even see 2016. The man who in Philly was debating whether he should quit seems determined now to play through, saying he’ll do whatever he deems is best for Tinder. With a 10% stake in a product that’s already worth ten digits, he certainly has incentive to stick with it. “I might be naïve in saying this, but the soul of a consumer company is the product,” says Rad. “You take away the product leadership, and the company dies.”
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Mobile and social media are playing a larger role in how voters get political information, according to survey results from the Pew Research Center.
The survey, which included phone interviews of 2,003 people 18 and older, indicates that the number of people using cell phones to track political news has doubled for this year’s midterm election. Twenty-eight percent of registered voters tracked campaign coverage on their cell phones, up from 13 percent in 2010.
When broken down by age, 40 percent of those ages 30 to 49 are using their cell phones to track the election; 21 percent also follow on social media. This behavior was not affected by political affiliation. In fact, both Republicans and Democrats said they used social media to get breaking news without the traditional media “filter.”
Sixteen percent of registered voters also follow political candidates, elected officials or political parties on social media. And those who follow political figures are more engaged in the political process, according to the report. Political social media followers are more likely to volunteer their time for a campaign, make campaign contributions, attend a political event and encourage their friends to support a specific candidate.
According to the report, 41 percent of respondents say getting breaking news before anyone else was a “major reason” for following political figures social media — up from 21 percent in 2010. Thirty-five percent want to feel connected to the candidates or groups. Twenty-six percent said that they wanted reliable information other than what was available from traditional sources.
For more details, check out the full report.
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