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Online Dating In Tandem

HUFFINGTON POST - Oct 10 - Tandem, a new dating site, lets singles bring their friends along on their hunt for love. "People are a lot more at ease when they're with someone they know, and so we wanted to build a site that leverages that," said founder Will Tungpagasit, who formerly served as the lead engineer at TaskRabbit, a startup offering pay-per-task personal assistants. Users don't need to be single to sign up for Tandem, they need to know someone who is. New users are required to add at least one "wing" -- Tandem lingo for the friend with whom one is pairing up -- to register for the site. Tandem, which is free to use, will be available in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Madison, Wis., and Austin, Texas, at launch. ... andem.html

Big News! Blendr Merged With Badoo

APPRENEUR-DIARIES.COM - Oct 12 - Blendr (the straight version of Grindr) has just launched on Android. After checking out both Blendr’s and Badoo's description, one can see that they are almost the same. Actually, the screenshots of the app are the same and the app themselves are exactly the same. If you download both apps and sign in both, it actually tells you in one that you have already been signed in the other. Furthermore, the apps look exactly the same and the people around you are the same, too. ... badoo.html


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60% Of Babyboomers Used Online Dating Site

PARSHIP - Oct 10 - According to Parhip's latest study, 60% of people 50+ used online dating sites in the last 12 months. In comparison, only 47% of people 18-29 visited an online dating site at the same period. ... -site.html Surfing For Romance On Campus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - Oct 9 - launched two years ago by two Columbia University business school students who found it difficult to meet women outside of their department. The site has 150K users at more than 1.3K four-year colleges and universities. The site is free for current students with a college email address. Alumni pay $9 a week. ... ampus.html


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OKCupid To Venture Into Housemate Matching

SOCIAL TIMES - Oct 9 - OKCupid is beta-testing a housemate-matching service on an undisclosed domain, according to co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan. Housemates, Yagan explained, are a logical use case for a platform that matches people based how they answer questions and how they say they’d like their matches to answer them. “The same Q&A format and algorithm applies for roommates. Do you stay up late? Do you do drugs? Do you have a girlfriend? It applies almost directly,” Yagan noted. It will likely leverage users’ Facebook profiles to find potential shared interests and social connections, Yagan said. ... ching.html

MeetMe Now A Single Global Brand

PRESS RELEASE - Oct 9 - The transition of users to the MeetMe platform is complete. MeetMe is now a single global brand. This transition marks the final step of the November 2011 merger between Quepasa Corporation and Insider Guides, DBA myYearbook. In mid-August, the company launched in Spanish and Portuguese across all platforms and indicated MeetMe would be in a half dozen languages by the end of the year. In September, MeetMe unique visitors from Brazil increased 800%, from Mexico increased 3000%, and from Spain increased 1900% compared to June. ... brand.html


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Global Personals Donates GBP 20,000 To Local Charities

GLOBALPERSONALS.CO.UK - Oct 9 - UK Global Personals, has donated GBP 20,789 to local charities in the last 12 months. The company operates a ‘Global Giving’ scheme which vows to donate 1% of the company’s profits to local charities and causes. ... ities.html

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GADGETS - Oct 8 - iovation ReputationManager 360 solution won gold in the security service category for the 4th annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards. The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards annually highlight industry and peer recognition honoring the best companies worldwide in every major industry. This year's gold winners include Apple, Cisco Systems, General Motors, Hilton Hotels, IBM, Juniper Networks, Pinterest, Proctor & Gamble and Samsung. About iovation iovation protects online businesses and their end users against fraud and abuse through a combination of shared device reputation and real-time risk evaluation. ... -2012.html



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