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Hinge launches in Boston with a bash

James “J-Patt” Patterson (left), and Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner (center) with Cinque Dunham-Carson.

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James “J-Patt” Patterson (left), and Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner (center) with Cinque Dunham-Carson.

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The new dating app known as Hinge hosted a groovy launch party at Good Life on Kingston Street the other night, with a DJ set by James “J-Patt” Patterson and Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner of the Knocks. Touting itself as the Match.com for young professionals in the mobile era, Hinge was founded by Harvard Business School grad Justin McLeod, who launched the app earlier this year in D.C. with $625,000 from investors, including 500 Startups and Piedmont Capital.

‘Cards’ shark

“If they want to binge — as they’ve been doing on ‘House of Cards’ — then we should let them binge.” — Kevin Spacey, speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, on the evolution of how people are watching television.

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