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joel simkhai

  • 20th September 2013

    Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1

    Grindr CEO: 'Oppression starts with the strangling of free speech... today it's done by cutting off people’s access to technology'

    6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.

  • 8th September 2011

    Grindr founder creates mainstream meet-up service ‘Blendr’ 19

    Blendr is targeted at the mainstream

    1:19 PM — The founder of gay phone app Grindr has created a new service aimed at the mainstream. Joel Simkhai, who launched Grindr two years ago, says new iPhone app Blendr will help people find dates and friendships nearby.

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