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Dates Match Receives GBP 750,000 In Funding

PR WEB - Oct 11 -, a dating site for serious daters, has secured GBP 750K in funding from private investors. The company will use the money to grow its membership from 3M to 5M. The site launched in 2010, is based in Edinburgh, Scotland but operating internationally. ... nding.html

Fortress Investments Hedge Fund Invests $50M In Ashley Madison

NEWSWEEK - Oct 10 - Fortress Investments, a New York hedge fund, will loan Avid Life Media $50M over two years. Encouraging news for Noel Biderman who has been trashed by everyone including Dr. Phil. "The pursuit of an infidelity is a biological drive." Biderman believes his business is good business. He owns 10% of the company which made $30M in profits on $90M revenues in 2012, and expects $40M in profits on $120M in revenues this year. Male users buy credits that cover email and chat conversations ($49/100 credits = 20 emails). Women are free. Upgrades include Priority Man which highlights a man's profile, and The BlackBook app which hides a user's real phone number under a "disposable" number. The Affair Guarantee package is $249 and promises buyers a refund if they don't have an affair within three months. There's no advertising on the site. ~70% of paid members are male 40+, and of that group, 84% are married. ... ison-.html


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Paktor Is Asian Tinder

TECH IN ASIA - Oct 9 - Dating app Paktor launched in Thailand just one month ago and is now available in Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and India. Paktor works just like Tinder. Users anonymously scroll the profiles until they find someone interesting. Only if both parties are interested the connection is made. ... inder.html

How Can You Keep Unwanted ‘Tor’ Suitors At Bay

INTERNET RETAILER - Oct 10 - Tor software is available for free to anyone who wants to keep their identity private as they use the Internet. But it can also be used by criminals who want to hide the fact they’re coming from IP addresses in countries known for a high rate of online fraud. Iovation ReputationManager 360 includes now the Tor-detection service that is designed to identify the final web server, or end node, that a web site visitor uses before entering your dating site. ... t-bay.html


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Affinitas Launches Prestige Singles

GRUENDERSZENE - Oct 10 - Affinitas, the company behind eDarling, is launching Prestige Singles, a new dating sites exclusively for academics. ... ngles.html

Spark Networks Relaunches

MARKETWIRED - Oct 10 - Spark Networks relaunches a new site,, that offers advice and inspirational messages for Christians. ... vecom.html


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Deepak Kamra - The Love VC

PANDODAILY - Oct 7 - Deepak Kamra has been an investor with Canaan for 20 years. He invested in in 1995, Bharat Matrimony in 2006 and Zoosk, earning him the nickname The Love VC. He’s been keeping his eye out for 2.0, for Web 2.0 and the 21st century. He believes he’s found it in Zoosk. He passed up Ok Cupid, which didn’t have the revenue, and eHarmony, which was too limiting to daters. ... ve-vc.html

Pacific Region Entrepreneur Of The Year, Markus Frind

BC BUSINESS - Oct 4 - Congratulations to Markus Frind, founder and CEO of POF, the 2013 Pacific Region Information Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. Frind began POF back in 2003. POF now claims 3M daily users and 71 employees. Today Frind is focusing on staying ahead of trends and technologies. Since the site launched its app in 2011, up to 75% of its users are now landing on the site via a mobile device. ... frind.html


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