First up, Tinder, the startup behind the popular matchmaking app of the same name, has made its first acquisition in the form of Tappy. Tappy is a messaging app where conversations are started with a photo and messages expire in 24 hours.
As it happens, Tinder already has a similar feature called Tinder Moments. Launched in June last year, Tinder Moments are swipable photos that can be shared with matches, but are set to disappear after 24 hours.
As reported by TechCrunch, Tinder acquihired Tappy perhaps to help with the development of Tinder Moments and of a new Snapchat-like direct messaging feature. To that end, Tappy is set to shut down, although the app remains available on the App Store.
As for the other acquisition in question, it refers to the popular social gaming company Kabam, which has just bought not one, but two other gaming firms, TapZen and Magic Pixel.