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US Hitwise Rankings Update: Zoosk #1 Dating Site
OPW - Mar 4 - We have just updated Experian Hitwise USA online dating rankings. POF took over the top spot in March 2009 and has remained there since - until today. Zoosk is now the top dating site in USA, according to Experian, with 15.78% of market share, followed by POF (13.51% of market share) and Match.com (9.63% of market share).http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -site.html
Spark Networks Q4 Financial Results
MARKETWIRED - Mar 5 - In 2013, Christian Networks grew 27%, generated $40M in revenue and constituted 58% of the company's revenue base. Q4 2013 was $17.2M, an increase of 6% YOY. Full year 2013 revenue was $69.4M, a 12% increase compared to 2012. Q4 Net loss was $3.5M, compared to a net loss of $10.5M in Q4 2012.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... sults.html
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Tinder Growing Rapidly, High User Engagement
SEEKING ALPHA - Mar 6 - IAC is a majority shareholder in Tinder. From 100M daily profile views in August 2013, Tinder is expected to hit 1B daily profile views in April. The beauty of Tinder is its simplicity. An average user is said to spend 60 minutes per day on Tinder. It is difficult to estimate the addressable market for Tinder. The global online dating market is estimated to total ~$4B annually. Assuming that Tinder would capture 5% of this would give it $200M in annual revenue.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ement.html
Dutch Politicians Join Grindr To Pick Up Votes
REUTERS - Two Amsterdam local politicians have uploaded their profiles to Grindr to try and pick up votes for their liberal party ahead of elections later this month. “We are very fond of new technology and new media,” said Jan-Bert Vroege, an openly gay candidate for the D66 party. D66 is a progressive opposition party, which was an early proponent of liberal policies in the Netherlands, including gay marriage, euthanasia and drug tolerance. It ranked third in the most recent national opinion polls.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... votes.html
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The Lulu App Allows Men To Opt-In
THE DAILY BEAST - Mar 5 - Lulu, the mobile dating app for women, has changed its system to allow men to opt-in. Lulu’s official statement is “We’ve decided to be the better woman and only have guys on Lulu who are open to feedback.”http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... pt-in.html
Former MeetMoi CEO Joins Snap Interactive As COO
PR NEWSWIRE - Mar 5 - Snap Interactive, a company behind social discovery platform AYI.com, appointed Alex Harrington as COO. Mr. Harrington previously served as CEO of MeetMoi, a social dating mobile platform, prior to the sale to Match.com. In addition, SNAP announced the resignation of Jon Pedersen as CFO.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-coo.html
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Avalanche Launches White Label Dating Platform
PR WEB - Mar 5 - Avalanche, a company which owns and operates ~20 niche and general dating sites is launching its private label dating platform. The first site to run on Avalanche’s platform is JspaceDating.com, a joint venture with Jspace.com, a giant in the field of Jewish news, gossip, dating, and events. The second site is LegalCupid.com, a joint venture with Casebriefs.com, the largest site within the legal education field.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tform.html
Scruff Gay Dating App Goes Global
DAILY TROJAN - Mar 3 - Johnny Skandros is the founder of Scruff, a social network for gays. The app, available on iOS, Android and Windows, has 6M members from the US, Australia and Brazil. After being in the film industry for three years, Skandros teamed up with Eric Silverberg and started Scruff. Their team has now 30 people. Skandros is considering building a website version of Scruff. Scruff is also looking to hold more events in Europe.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... lobal.html
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