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Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble

American entrepreneur, Whitney Wolfe Herd was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989. She is the CEO and founder of Bumble, the newest dating app taking the US by storm. At Southern Methodist University, Whitney Wolfe Herd studied International Studies. She began selling bamboo tote bags at age 19, which benefited the victims affected by the BP oil spill.

Bumble Bee.

Herd started Bumble in December 2014 while at her hometown in Texas. Whitney and Andrey Andreev, Founder of Badoo, started the company together with Andrey owning 79% of the company with Herd holding 20%. Bumble is a dating app in which women initiate the first move first unlike where in most apps, the men initiate contact first. When it was launched, it had over 100,000 downloads in the first month and right now it has over 22 million registered users and growing. The new headquarters for the company is in north Austin, Texas. The office resembles the inside of a gumball machine and quite a looker. With most of the employees female, it has the feel and looks of a feminine touch. Thus it is vibrant and eye-catching.

Bumble ventures.

Bumble BFF was launched in 2016. The platform makes it possible for one to make friends, instead of swiping and matching for dates. It helps one also meet fellow Bumble users and those who are BFF users. This made Bumble the first dating app to venture out of the regular sequence, dating. The company further progressed and added a networking platform called Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz is a service that allows you, as a user to make connections in the business world and also get and be a mentor to other people. The primary aim of this mode was to prevent solicited messages from people who you are trying to connect with professionally.

Bumble Bizz allows you, as a user, to see people who are in your geographic location if they are open for mentoring or networking and in the area that you want. A user can upload their resume digitally, skill section and samples of their work. Forbes named Herd as The $1 Billion Queen Bee of Dating Apps in the 2017 December issue of Forbes, on which Mrs. Herd graces the cover.

Personal Life.

The Bumble CEO married her husband, Michael Herd, who is a restaurateur, in Positano, South Italy at the Villa Tre Ville on September 2017. The couple met in 2013 before Christmas while on vacation in Aspen. A mutual friend introduced them, and two years later, Michael proposed at his family ranch in June. The wedding festivities took a whole four days including the day of the special occasion. The days were filled with music from local artists, and boat rides to the cliff from the port and villa and lots of food. Whitney donned an Oscar de la Renta gown and Gianvito Rossi heels, while the groom and his groomsmen all wore tuxedos by Italian menswear line Isaia. The venue was picturesque, on a cliff with the view of the sea and the Positano village.

What’s next for Bumble?

Being the fourth most popular dating app in the world; there has got to be new ideas flowing to make it different from the traditional dating apps. Whitney wants to introduce a new feature for parents who would like to date. This is an idea that has been brought up by members of her team who are parents.

Wessex Institute of Technology’s Journals Are Saving The World

International Journal of Environmental Impacts

This Journal discusses the current environmental issues that are present in our modern life. The journal combines multiple fields of science to associate how environmental changes are impacting everyday life.

International Journal of Heritage Architecture

The Heritage Architecture journal discusses the importance of preserving and restoring historical wonders of the world.

International Journal of Transport Development and Integration

The need for upgraded transportation systems is needed in many rapidly growing urban environments. The journal also dives into the need for keeping cleaner environments in our urban areas.

International Journal of Energy Production and Management

They discuss the need to mitigate the growing energy demand worldwide. It is necessary to both reduce energy consumption as well as increase the efficiency of alternative fuel sources.

International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements

This journal discusses the implementation of computer software design into other aspects of science and engineering.

International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering

This journal highlights the demand for increasing defenses against terrorism and natural disasters.

International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning

This journal shows the need for city planning to be more environmentally friendly and cost effective.

For more details, visit http://www.wessex.ac.uk/research-studies.

Eric Lefkofsky: A Busy Man

Eric Lefkofsky seems to be a true Renaissance man who is a co-founder of eight companies, a CEO of one of them, Managing Director of another, and Chairman of yet another one. Not only those, but he is the founder of a private charitable foundation, serves as a trustee of three organizations, an adjunct professor, and an author. Eric Lefkofsky is a driven individual, obviously. Lefkofsky was born in 1969 in Michigan where he was raised by two loving parents, Bill and Sandy, and grew up with a brother, Steven, and a sister, Jodi. After graduating from Southfield-Lathrup High School he went on to the University of Michigan. There, he graduated with honors to go on to gain his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School in 1993.

After college, Eric Lefkofsky has had his hand in many things. Beginning with selling carpet during his college years he moved on to creating businesses, most with his friend Brad Keywell by his side. Their first widely successful business was Innerworkings a print procurement company for mid-sized businesses founded in 2001.

Even with Groupon which saves people money, Tempus is his best venture yet. It is a health tech company that enables doctors to provide personalized cancer care through interactive analytical and machine learning platform. Tempus collects and shares data through real-time platforms so that physicians may make the best decisions to provide excellent care for their patients. Tempus analyzes molecular and therapeutic data and genomic sequencing through its learning platform so that doctors have a better understanding of each patient’s tumor. With the analytics, doctors have the research and means to compare care and treatments of other patients with similar genomic data. Therefore, their patient gets the benefit of those that came before him or her without having to go through so many trial and error treatments.

Research with Tempus has brought treatments to the next level. Tempus has given doctors and researchers the ability to grow cells in synthetic and animal material instead of humans. All clinical trials and studies are at the physician’s fingertips in order to create a better care plan for his or her patient.

Eric Lefkofsky may have the greatest hand in making our future brighter with his guidance of Tempus and future technologies he is sure to create.

Securus Technologies Challenges GTL Over Technology Capabilties

 Securus Technologies, publicly released a statement challenging industry competitor GTL to be subjected to evaluation by am impartial arbitrator to establish whether Securus Technologies or GTL provides the largest array of contemporary and technologically advanced telecommunications products, such a telephone, video and email services.

“GTL has used litigation to try to say that their technology and customer service are comparable to ours,” commented Securus Technologies Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Smith, “So I want an independent judge to evaluate both product sets, both calling platforms, and both customer service models it really isn’t a fair comparison to GTL because of what we have invested here at Securus in the last three (3) years.”

Securus Technologies indicated that they have invested heavily towards establishing themselves as an industry leader with the purchase of other sector firms, the acquisition of promising technology, as well as accelerating research development and the dedication of a contemporary technology campus and client services center.

Securus Technologies was established in Dallas, Texas in 1986 and has regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Allen, Texas; and Carrollton, Texas. It has more than a quarter of a century of experience in the correctional facilities sector, serving nearly 3500 corrections, law and public safety agencies across in 45 states.

Bell has an impressive track record, graduating from Holy Cross in Providence, Rhode Island and continued his education at the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton School of Business. His professional experience was earned at At&T, NTT Verio, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon.