Monthly Archives: April 2018

Whitney Wolfe Calls Tinder’s Parent Company A ‘Bully’

You may have never heard of Whitney Wolfe, but you have certainly heard of at least one of the apps that she has helped create. As an expert in the dating app field, Wolfe is a co-founder of the wildly popular dating app Tinder that encourages users to swipe left or right on dating profiles depending on their preferences. However, she parted from the company back in 2014 and subsequently sued Tinder for sexual harassment.

Putting the past behind her, Whitney currently serves as the CEO and founder of Bumble, another popular dating app and one of the only apps that centers around women and discourages sexual harassment. Unfortunately, Tinder’s parent company has recently decided to sue Bumble for patent infringement, and many were quick to point out that this could be in response to the bad blood created when Wolfe left Tinder. Wolfe, however, cheekily responded that Bumble “swipes left” to the lawsuit, meaning that they do not want nor accept it.

Her “swipe left” comment comes from an open letter that she penned to Tinder’s parent company after the presentation of the lawsuit. She faced their criticism head on with some complaints of her own; calling Tinder executives “bullies” and stated that they have many times tried to “buy, copy, and intimidate [Bumble]”.

In the face of this challenge, Whitney Wolfe has also decided to use the recent publicity for good. Bumble made a sizable to a humanitarian charity that supports marginalized women. This comes as no surprise to those who know Wolfe personally, as she has had a philanthropic spirit for her entire life. While she was in college, she created a non-profit handbag company that benefited victims of the BP oil spill. Through this effort, she gained essential marketing and humanitarian experience that would come in handy later in her life. Upon graduating from Southern Methodist University, she worked with orphans in South Asia.

Since starting Bumble, Wolfe has taken the dating world by storm. She was recently interviewed at SXSW where she spoke on how important it was for her to make Bumble a safe space for women, as most dating apps are the opposite. She emphasized that she wants to empower the #metoo movement through her app by encouraging a climate of fun, safe dating where kindness is a priority.

Bumble isn’t just about dating, though. Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz are two examples of how Wolfe has cleverly applied the same tactics used in the original Bumble to other aspects of life. Bumble BFF has about the same premise, but it’s used to find friends instead of a romantic relationship. Bumble Bizz can be used to find like-minded professionals to network and discuss innovative ideas. Can your dating app do that?

Personally, Wolfe enjoys spending time with her husband, whom she married last year in southern Italy. It’s safe to say that Wolfe isn’t sweating over this lawsuit and will continue providing safe, enjoyable dating opportunities for people all over the world.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco: President Of Bradesco Bank Looks Forward

Brazil continues to be a leading regional power in the South American continent. The country’s industries have far surpassed most of its neighbors capacity for economic output. The banking industry in the country of Brazil is no exception. Just recently was announced that one of the country’s largest banking entities would be experiencing a shift in leadership.

Bradesco bank is currently one of Brazil’s largest banking entities. For the last several years the company has been led by chief executive officer Luiz Carlos Trabuco. Luiz Carlos Trabuco recently announced that a successor had been chosen. The successor is known as Octavio Lazari. Octavio Lazari was only one of a potential of seven other candidates. Bradesco bank had seven vice presidential candidates who were in a position to potentially assume the role of president in the company. This change in the leadership of the company comes as no surprise as the company had already extended the age limits for the company’s leadership position from 65 to a maximum age of 67 years in September 2016. This was done in order to delay the replacement of Luiz Carlos Trabuco as president for the company.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has been recognized internationally as one of the most powerful men in the entire country of Brazil. In 2009 he was ranked among the 100 most influential members of the Brazilian nation. In 2016 he was again listed among the best chief executive officers in the entire nation by American magazine Forbes.


Luiz Carlos Trabuco has had a very long career and originally began as an entry-level employee in the banking industry. At the age of 17 began to work as a clerk Bradesco bank. Over the next 15 years, he worked in a number of different job positions for Bradesco bank and eventually was promoted to marketing director for the company. As marketing director for the company, he was able to modernize the communication of the bank with that the nations media. With this modernization of the communications between the bank and the media, the relationship between the two grew ever closer. He continued to serve as the marketing director for Bradesco bank for a period of eight years until 1992 when he was promoted to chief executive officer of a branch of the company that was focused primarily on private pensions. Continued to work in this position until the year 1998. In 1998 he became the managing director of Bradesco bank where only one year later he was then elected to executive vice president of the Corporation. While serving as the Executive Vice President of the Corporation, he was able to launch the company on the New York Stock Exchange. By launching the company on the New York Stock Exchange, he accelerated the corporation’s growth. By the end of his tenure, the company had experienced a doubling of the size of its assets, and it had solidified its position as one of the leading companies in the Brazilian economy with a market share equivalent to 25%.

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