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IAC Buys DateHookup
THE NEXT WEB - Aug 31 - IAC today announced its acquisition of DateHookup.com, a free dating site that claims 1M unique visitors per month. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. DateHookup was founded by CEO Dustin Weirich in 2002 and has grown to become the 6th most-trafficked free online dating website in the US.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ookup.html
Buck Angel & Dating Factory Launch Transmale Dating Site
XBIZ - Aug 30 - Dating Factory, white label dating provider, and Buck Angel Entertainment have partnered to release what’s being called the world’s first dating site for female-to-male transsexuals, BuckAngelDating.com.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -site.html
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Facebook-Syncing Dating Site Takes On Social Discovery
MASHABLE - Aug 28 - Snap Interactive is re-launching its dating site AreYouInterested.com as a social discovery site. AreYouInterested (both the site and the app) lets you sync your Facebook information to your profile and meet other people with similar interests. "Now you can meet people who share your interests, whether you’re looking for friendship or dating", commented Clifford Lerner, CEO of Snap Interactive. The site will operate on a freemium model. You can sync your Facebook account to the site and see what users you have things in common with for free. You can send one free message, but for any more you’ll need to subscribe. MeetMe and Tagged are two other similar sites that use social discovery to virtually introduce people.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... overy.html
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Dating Factory Offers Ex-FriendFinder Partners “Suite” Deal
PR WEB - Aug 28 - FriendFinder announced on August 15 that they will shed 5,000 co-branded dating sites. As a result of this decision, Dating Factory, Europe’s leading white label dating provider, has decided to offer ex-FriendFinder co-brands range of benefits for joining their platform including 100% of the revenues from initial conversions and 50% of revenue from advertising.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -deal.html
Austrian Online Dating Market
CISIONWIRE - Aug 28 - Austria singles spend ~ €16.9M on online dating sites, according to the latest analysis of the industry observer Single-Boersen Vergleich. The top 4 dating sites (eDarling, Elite Partner, Friendscout24 and Parship) are collectively taking 60% of the online dating market share in Austria.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... arket.html
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37% Of Women Say It's OK To E-Snoop On A Significant Other
HUFFINGTON POST - Aug 28 - A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of post-50 dating site OurTime.com, found out that 37% of women are totally fine with "e-snooping" on their dates, only 29% of men said the same. 36% of 18 to 34-year-olds and 40% of 35 to 44-year-olds said they'd feel comfortable doing so, compared to only 26% of people over the age of 55.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ther-.html
Chinese Meetup App Momo Says Hello To $40M
VENTURE BEAT - Aug 28 - Momo Tech has raised $40M for its app that helps nearby strangers connect with each other. The product is similar to Grindr, Skout, Blendr and Badoo. Momo claims 10M users (acquired in just 1 year), 2.2 million of whom use the app daily, and the addition of 1M users a month. Momo means “Hi, stranger” in Mandarin.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... o-40m.html
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