Austin dating app maker Bumble has not slowed down, even in a pandemic

Amid a pandemic that has kept much of the world at home for the past 18 months, meeting and dating strangers might seem the last thing most people would want to do. 

But even the coronovirus has not been able to slow down Austin-based dating app company Bumble.

During the pandemic, Bumble has continued its remarkable growth. Over the past year and a half, Bumble has added features, seen its customer base jump to more than 100 million users — with more of them than ever before willing to pay for the company’s services — and even went public with a $2.15 billion initial offering of stock, the biggest in Austin history.  Bumble, which operates the apps Bumble and Badoo, has more than 40 million monthly users and more than 2.9 million paying users in more than 150 countries.

The company’s namesake app works similarly to dating apps like Tinder,

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The Association of Women’s Business Centers Names Roberta McCullough, Senior Vice President of Operations for the National Institute of Minority Economic Development as Chair of the Board

Washington, D.C., Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) has named Roberta McCullough, Senior Vice President of Operations Institute Capital, Inc., an affiliate of the National Institute of Minority Economic Development (NIMED), as the new Chair of the AWBC board of directors. At Institute Capital, Ms. McCullough leads a team of investment capital providers for small businesses, affordable housing developers, and community-based organizations. Ms. McCullough encourages collaboration between the three Women’s Business Centers at NIMED, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in her community to foster economic growth and strategic alliances.

As the new Board Chair, Ms. McCullough brings more than 30 years of experience in economic development to the AWBC and will strengthen the AWBC’s knowledge and resources for serving women-owned businesses. Roberta and AWBC’s new board members will guide the Association in its support of women entrepreneurs nationwide.

Corinne Hodges, CEO

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Dyes and Pigments Market Size, Global Intelligence Report, Forecast 2026

Companies covered in the dyes and pigments market report are KRONOS Worldwide, Inc., DuPont, Atul Ltd, Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited, DIC CORPORATION, Kiri Industries Ltd, Cabot Corporation, Huntsman International LLC., Clariant, BASF SE and more players profiled

Pune, India, Oct. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to Fortune Business Insights™, the global dyes and pigments market size is projected to reach USD 54,644.6 million by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for ink for diverse applications will be a central growth driver for this market.

Inks are essentially liquids that are made from dyes and pigments and serve a variety of purposes such as writing, printing, and tattooing. They are also used to prevent anti-counterfeiting activities. For instance, special inks are manufactured for printing currency notes, which react with the cellulose in the paper and produce inimitable colors and textures, making it almost impossible

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Analysis: World Bank, IMF face long-term damage after data rigging scandal

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Regardless of whether IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva was to blame for changes to World Bank data in 2017 that benefited China, the scandal has dented the research reputations of both institutions, former staff, government officials and outside experts say.

The damage from the data-rigging scandal that forced the World Bank to discontinue its “Doing Business” investment climate rankings may be difficult to repair and has raised questions over whether the institutions’ influential research is subject to shareholder influence.

Georgieva has strongly denied accusations in a World Bank external investigation report that she applied “undue pressure” on staff for changes that boosted China’s business climate ranking to 78th from 85th in the 2018 report on business climate rankings at a time when the bank was seeking Beijing’s support for a major capital increase.

A higher ranking in the influential World Bank publication can mean increased inflows

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