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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate. http://www.internetdatingconference.com - Las Vegas: Jan 14-16
- Vote @ http://iDateAwards.com - Ends Jan 3
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2013.com/idate-industry-app.php



IAC Reorganizes: Greg Blatt Is Chairman Of New Match Group

PR NEWSWIRE - Dec 19 - IAC's CEO Greg Blatt is stepping down to become chairman of Match Group, a new IAC operating unit containing Match online dating businesses, as well as Tutor.com and workout program site DailyBurn. Sam Yagan, the CEO of Match, will become CEO of the Group. IAC does not intend to name a new CEO.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... group.html

Lovestruck Turned Into A L6 Million Hit

THISISMONEY.CO.UK - Dec 19 - Since an initial investment of L285K in 2000, Lovestruck has generated L5.7M revenue. Initially, it started off as LunchdateLondon as a site that introduced people who live or work near each other for a quick coffee, lunchtime or after-work dates. But people were meeting up after work so the site changed its name to Lovestruck. Lovestruck's Brett Harding offers advice to start-ups entering into a saturated industry: Know your customers, know your competitors, validate your assumptions with a half-baked product. Once validated, make it a world-class one. Keep unnecessary cash burn to an absolute minimu.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... n-hit.html


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New Alliance Launched To Create Online Dating Standards

PR WEB - Dec 19 - The International Alliance for Honest Dating Sites has been launched by founders of 3 romance sites: Peter Christopher (ChristianFilipina.com), Mark Davis (DreamConnections.com) and John Abbot (ChinaLoveMatch.net). The new Alliance website provides articles, videos and lists of fraudulent practices. The unifying Code of Conduct can be found there along with a list of sites that have been viewed and approved to display the Alliance “Seal of Approval” as honest dating sites.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... dards.html

FriendFinder Cleared To Exit Bankruptcy

WSJ - Dec 16 - A federal judge has cleared FriendFinder Networks to leave bankruptcy as a private company with much less debt. The plan allows a group of lenders who are owed $330.8M to forgive that debt and take 100% of the reorganized company's new common stock.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... uptcy.html


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AshleyMadison And SeekingArrangement Battle Over 'Shush' Image

ENTERTAINMENT LAW DIGEST - Dec 16 - AshleyMadison.com may sue Seekingarrangement.com for using its distinctive image of a woman with her finger on her lips. Both parties are alos accusing each other of purchasing Internet advertising related to searches for the other's dating site.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... mage-.html

BostonPersonals.com Launches On DatingFactory.com Platform

PR WEB - Dec 17 - Private label dating provider, DatingFactory.com, Introduces BostonPersonals.com, a dating site for singles in the Boston area. Dating Factory does not maintain their own brands. Instead, they focus on providing the back-end, customer database, technical, payment and marketing support.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tform.html


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Ben Stiller's Movie Promted eHarmony To Launch eH+

WXYZ - Dec 15 - Ben Stiller's new movie "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" has prompted eHarmony.com to upgrade their service to offer one-to-one counselling from a matchmaker. In the film, comedian Patton Oswalt plays the voice on the phone trying to help Stiller's character find love by constantly editing his profile. eHarmony's VP Grant Langston realized it wouldn't be accurate because eHarmony was a self-serve model.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... h-eh-.html

EliteSingles Launching In New Zealand

SCOOP.CO.NZ - Dec 16 - EliteSingles.co.nz, a dating site for singles with certain academic qualifications, is launching in New Zealand, following succesful launches in the UK, Ireland, France, Germahy, Austria and Sweden this summer.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... aland.html


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