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eÇ Scores 3 Million Euro Round Of Funding

UNQUOTE.COM - Dec 2 - 3TS Capital Partners, the Growth Capital Investor for Central and Eastern Europe, invests in Elit Teknoloji, the owner of eÇ the market leading Turkish dating site. eÇift will receive 3M Euro. eÇift was established in 2009 by serial entrepreneurs Tamer and Akgün Kulmaç and Janset Çelik to serve Turkish speaking users looking for a serious relationship. In 2010 the business received equity financing from business angels; participants included b-to-v Partners AG, co-founder Konstantin Urban and founder Stefan Morschheuser. By now eÇift became the leading Turkish language dating platform with ~1.5M registered users and cash-flow positive operation. ... nding.html

Apple Axes's iOS App Over Billing Squabble

FIERCEMOBILE CONTENT - Dec 2 - Apple has removed's iOS application from its App Store after the dating site failed to adhere to the storefront's subscription billing policies. It enabled users to pay for Match subscriptions with a credit card using an external link, bypassing the App Store's billing mechanisms and denying Apple its 30% cut of subscriptions and content sold via iOS apps. Apple and are currently in talks on how to revamp the app to meet the App Store's guidelines. ... abble.html


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Muslim Matchmaking Is Big Business, Non-Muslim Entrepreneurs Need Not Apply?

DATINGBEESKNEES - Dec 2 - Online dating has become increasingly popular among Muslims. According to new population projections by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, “the world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by ~35% in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.2 billion by 2030.” This growth is roughly at twice the rate of the non-Muslim global population for the next two decades. There was a quote in the article by the founder that struck a nerve: “Baba Ali explains that what is more worrying for him is the fact that a number of Muslim matchmaking sites are owned by non-Muslims.” Is Baba Ali implying that non-Muslim entrepreneurs should not have the opportunity to sit at the table and have a piece of this pie? The issue is not who’s behind the service, but rather how you are serving your customers. ... apply.html Expands In China

BEST OF RENCONTRE - Nov 30 - and are collaborating in order to expand in a country, where a site like, founded in 2003, totals more than 50 millions members. now owns 20% of Zhenai's shares, website that amounts to 30 millions users. It will however be necessary to adapt advertising campaigns, fees and functionalities in order to accommodate their future members. ... china.html


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Dating Service Connects People Over Their Leftovers

WIRED.CO.UK - Dec 2 - Farmers cooperative Lantmännen has developed a dating tool that connects singles based on what food they have leftover in their fridges. It might not sound like the level of psychometric filtering touted by other dating sites, but Lantmännen aims to pair up fellow environmentally-conscious single people to share leftover dishes or ingredients. According to Lantmännen, a fifth of all food in Sweden is thrown away. It was this figure that led to the creation of the dating service, called Restdejting. Lantmännen is a major player within food, energy and agriculture in Sweden. It is owned by 36K Swedish farmers and has over 10K employees. ... overs.html

Global Personals - Fastest Growing Online Dating Company In EMEA

PRESS RELEASE - Dec 1 - Global Personals is the fastest growing online dating company in EMEA following on from a triple hit of accolades in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK and Fast 500 EMEA 2011. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the region’s most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field and recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the past five years. ... -emea.html


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Facebook’s New Mobile Channels Are Boosting SNAP's Traffic

TECH CRUNCH - Nov 30 - Facebook launched a new set of social channels for apps to reach mobile users last month, that includes notifications, search, news feed stories and bookmarks in its mobile web and iPhone apps. Snap Interactive said its mobile traffic to that app got a significant boost. The number of average daily logins on its AreYouInterested iPhone app increased by 70% between the 30 days before the October 10th Facebook integration and the 30 days after. Overall, Are You Interested has 7.3M monthly active users and 610K daily active users on Facebook, according to Inside Network’s AppData app tracking service. ... ffic-.html

ICQ And Mamboo Develop API For New ICQ Love

PR NEWSWIRE - Nov 30 - ICQ has joined forces with The result is ICQ Love. Unlike traditional dating sites, ICQ Love promotes 'Social Dating' - a concept coined by It provides a chance to meet new people through existing online friends. Mamboo has ~415K members in North America and Europe. ... -love.html



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