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After iPhone. What's Your Wearable Computing And qDating Game Plan?
OPW - Sep 4 - You can expect that in 5 years time your phone is going to be a lot more intimate with you. The challenge is to get used to that intimacy now, so you can anticipate and be more likely to make good design decisions about qDating (quantified dating). http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -plan.html
InternetDatingJobs.com Launches Recruitment Service For iDating Professionals
OPW - Sep 6 - InternetDatingJobs.com, in partnership with RedExecutive.com, is now providing recruitment services specific to the Internet Dating industry. The service is exclusively for marketing, business development, product development managers and executives for internet dating companies. Only experienced people in North America and Europe are recruited, from igaming, entertainment and digital media businesses. The charge is a straight 25% of first year earnings. Please email email@example.com
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Janis Spindel Charges Up To $500,000 For Love
FORBES - Sep 8 - Janis Spindel has been a high-end matchmaker for over 21 years now, taking on 200 - 250 clients per year. Her matches have led to ~1K marriages. Her company has 17 employees and a yearlong contract in New York (12 introductions) costs $50K upfront plus $50K on the backend if that client is successfully matched. Out of state contracts cost $100K plus another $50K on the backend. Elite services – where Spindel and select staff personally travel to a client and conduct an expansive search – are $250K, plus another quarter million on the backend if successful. Ladies pay a smaller fee – up to $1,000+. In the summer of 2012 Spindel opened up a gay division.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -love.html
A New World Where We All Keep Score
NY TIMES - Sep 6 - People don’t think of themselves as a walking, talking set of scores. We can be scored these days for our quality and disposition as a taxi passenger. Uber's taxi drivers scores its passengers. Uber has said the two-way ratings are about “maintaining an excellent experience for both the rider and the driver.” This can be interpreted in two ways: Uber can use the ratings to avoid certain passengers, or the ratings could inspire customers to refine their behavior. Klout measures your influence on social media. A matchmaking service Tawkify is going to use Klout scores to connect people with similar levels of influence. You can imagine scenarios in which employers, insurers and prospective in-laws start to employ the scores as proxies for your character.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... score.html
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Dating App Tinder Catches Fire
BUSINESSWEEK - Sep 5 - Tinder is a pathologically addictive flirting-dating-hookup app. The average Tinderer checks the app 11 times per day, seven minutes at a time. The app was born in a startup lab controlled by IAC. The app had a crisp design and the irresistible swipe-to-rate gesture. “Services like Tinder and OkCupid acclimate new groups of people to meeting online,” said CEO Gregory Blatt. Tinder may one day draw revenue of its own, but for now it’s essentially a gateway drug to Match.com.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -fire.html
Skout Spams Its Users - Error Or Intention?
TECH CRUNCH - Sep 5 - Mobile dating app Skout raised $22 million from Andreessen Horowitz and is more than half a decade old. It also had a recent spate of spamming its users using other user profiles to drive activity. According to Skout, this was caused by a bug which is now fixed. A company with Skout’s scale certainly tracks its metrics and must have noticed the spike in messages being sent.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tion-.html
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
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Selective Search Charges $25,000 To Find Love
FORBES - Sep 4 - Barbie Adler, founder and president of Selective Search, has been helping find love for the wealthy for 13 years which led to 1,487 marriages and 459 babies. Her service costs $25K for a flexible, yearlong contract of seven to ten dates. Women don't pay but they have to go through a vetting process.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -love.html
Rise Of Tinder
METRO.CO.UK - Sep 4 - Tinder Co-founder Justin Mateen said that 100M profile ratings were being recorded each day.The number of British users is growing by 7% each day and there have been ~ 65 marriage proposals. The service is currently free but Mr Mateen admitted: ‘Ultimately, we will monetise our users.’ Tinder will soon have 21 full-time members of staff.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... inder.html
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