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Billionaire Who Bought Grindr Gets Very Expensive Divorce

Zhou Yahui will give his wife shares worth $1.1B

(Newser) - The Chinese billionaire who owns a majority stake in Grindr will be slightly less of a billionaire after his divorce from his wife, Forbes reports. Zhou Yahui agreed to transfer 278 million shares of his company, Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Share Company, to his wife, Li Qiong. The shares... More »

Ireland's Future Priests Allegedly Can't Keep Off Grindr

Archbishop wants them to mingle with more women instead

(Newser) - There are "strange going-ons"—in the words of the Archbishop of Dublin—at Ireland's major seminary, where trainee priests are being accused of using Grindr, the Telegraph reports. "An app like that is something which would be fostering promiscuous sexuality, which is certainly not in any... More »

Because of Grindr, 2 Men Learn They Have HIV

Researchers posted 300K banner ads on Grindr in fall 2014

(Newser) - Researchers are pushing for banner ads that offer free HIV test kits to gay men on the dating and hookup site Grindr after a UCLA and Indiana University study. Results from the study, reported in the journal Sexual Health , suggest that greater access to free testing will improve rates of... More »

Tinder Doesn't Appreciate Billboards Linking It to STDs

Dating app wants AIDS Healthcare Foundation billboards taken down

(Newser) - Information on how to get free testing for diseases—great, right? Unless, perhaps, you're a dating app that's being linked to STDs. Tinder and Grindr aren't pleased with new AIDS Healthcare Foundation signage that's gone up around Los Angeles, showing not only where people can get... More »

Craigslist Personals Drive HIV Spike

A decade of research shows a 16% jump in transmissions when Craigslist arrives

(Newser) - Those "personals" ads on Craigslist are bringing more than hot dates to a neighborhood near you. When Craigslist enters a new market, the rate of reported HIV cases in the area jumps 16%, according to new research out of the University of Minnesota and published in the journal MIS ... More »

Puerto Rico Senator Resigns in Wake of Photo Scandal

Roberto Arango quit yesterday, but no word about Grindr pics

(Newser) - Puerto Rico lawmaker Roberto Arango hasn't confirmed or denied whether lewd photos of a man resembling him on popular gay cruising app Grindr are, in fact, of him—but he has resigned from the territory's Senate all the same. The San Juan Republican sent a letter of resignation... More »

GOP Pol Linked to Nude Pics on Gay Site

Puerto Rican conservative issues non-denial of racy photos on Grindr

(Newser) - Another day, another politician who cannot keep his clothes on around cell phones. This time, the exhibitionist seems to be Puerto Rican conservative Sen. Roberto Arango, who had several anatomically vivid pics show up on popular gay cruising app Grindr , reports Gawker . When asked about the photos by a Puerto... More »

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