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iDating Industry Charity Initiative

OPW - Aug 6 - Would you, as an owner or executive at an iDating company, consider supporting a multi-company charity initiative targeting underprivileged children? When relationships fail, families can suffer. Kids suffer, and that's just rotten for society as a whole. It seems fitting that the iDating industry would support a select list of charities that target underprivileged children. What's your thoughts? Care to help? Please email me at with your thoughts, or comment under this post. ... ative.html

iovation Launches New ReputationManager 360 Features

IOVATION - July 30 - iovation is stopping Internet fraud and identifying good online customers with their device reputation database. The company has announced the addition of a number of new capabilities that increase businesses’ control and flexibility when fighting fraud.

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Dating sites need to offer voice services to remain connected with their users...rather than disinheriting them when they want to speak on the phone - Mark Brooks

Spikko helps dating sites provide secure virtual phone numbers to their members and make money from the phone calls. Please email for more info.

IAC Q2 Profit Grew 35% Thanks To &

WSJ - July 30 - IAC reported higher sales due to the contribution of About Group, as well as an increase in revenue from IAC reported a profit of $58.3M, up from $43.3M a year earlier. Total revenue jumped 17% to $799.4M. Match posted a 9% increase in sales (194.3M Q2 Revenue). ... chcom.html

Meetic H1 Results

BUSINESS WIRE - July 30 - H1 Revenue increased 2% to Eur 83.6M. Subscribers increased by 8% YOY to 811,065. Marketing expenses were Eur 41.2M, corresponding to 49% of revenue, compared with Eur 39M or 48% of revenue. EBITDA was Eur 16.8M compared with Eur 19.1M for the prior year period. Meetic net profit was Eur 10.9M, compared to Eur 11.9M for prior year period. ... sults.html


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PR WEB - July 31 - Dating Factory, the international white label dating platform, is adding Hungarian language and suport to their system. now operates in 22 languages. ... guage.html

OKCupid Asks Customers To Help Remove Ads From Site

ENTREPRENEUR - July 30 - OkCupid uncovered a puzzling problem. The site's internal ad-impression numbers weren't jibing with those of an advertiser, which were lower. Users were using ad blockers, free web-browser extensions that prevent ads from appearing. In August 2012 OkCupid published a special notice that was inserted behind every ad position on the site. When users of ad blockers visited the site, instead of seeing white space where ads would typically appear, they saw an OkCupid banner that read, "So normally there would be an ad in this spot. But you're using an ad blocker like a boss … Here's a solution: You donate $5 to us once, and we remove all ads from the site forever." Yagan would not disclose specific financial results from the program but claims that the banner spurred a significant share of donations. People were willing to support the site directly with cash. ... -site.html


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Ashley Madison Launched In Netherlands

EMERCE - July 30 - Ashley Madison, the infidelity dating services, has officially launched in Netherlands. The site has recently launched in Japan and India and announced it had crossed 20M member milestone. ... lands.html

Australian Online Dating Report Now Available From IBISWorld

PR WEB - July 30 - Over the five years through 2013-14, Australian online dating revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.3%. In 2013-14, revenue is expected to increase 3.4% to reach $108.1M. While the Dating Services industry is dominated by four main companies, there is a growing level of smaller niche alternatives. Significant players in the industry are Fairfax Media (RSVP), eHarmony, IAC Search & Media ( and 3H Group (Oasis). ... world.html


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