The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.
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What To Watch Before Falling In Love With Zoosk
SECFILINGS.COM - Apr 21 - Zoosk has 26M members, 650K are subscribers. With a focus on data-driven analytics, the company’s behavioral matchmaking engine learns from clicks, messaging and other interactions to deliver connections that are predicted to result in mutual attraction. Zoosk focuses on mobile. In 2013, 41% of their first-time subscriptions were made on mobile devices. Zoosk grew its revenues by 63% from $109M to $178M between 2012 and 2013, but reported net losses of $20.7M and $2.6M, respectively.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... zoosk.html
Match.com Launches New iPhone App
TECH CRUNCH - Apr 24 - Match.com is unveiling an entirely redesigned mobile app for iPhone users, with the release of Match 3.0. Match.com has implemented a few new features that are built specifically for mobile such as Discover page. There are two parts to the Discover page: Stream and Mixer. Stream is a list of people users might be interested in. The Mixer experience is very similar to Tinder. Users swipe right if they like someone, and swipe left if they don’t.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... e-app.html
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Hinge Dating App Launches In LA
SOCALTECH - Apr 22 - Hinge dating app, which comes out of New York City, is now launching in LA. The app is focused on connecting people via their social network. It uses Facebook to help them meet likeminded people.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-la.html
Grindr Removes Advert From Christian Group GodLife
PINK NEWS - Apr 21 - Grindr will remove ads from a Christian group GodLife which had been using Grindr to advertise the ‘four steps to God’, though the group denied it was trying to ‘change’ gays. Grindr has made a business decision not to accept religious advertising.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... dlife.html
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Tinder Alternatives For Jewish Singles
TIME.COM - Apr 21 - JSwipe is a Tinder derivative that launched on the first day of Passover. There’s also JCrush, an app that launched in early April.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ngles.html
FarmersOnly Is Launching In Canada
THE CANADIAN PRESS - Apr 20 - FarmersOnly was set up in 2005 to help farming singles meet a mate. Jerry Miller was doing agricultural marketing when he came up with the idea for the site. A divorced, female friend was having trouble meeting men while working long hours on her farm, and found suitors on other dating websites didn’t have a clue about what her life was like. The site now has ~1.5M members, 10% are from Canada.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... anada.html
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Interview With Phil Gripton, CEO Of Cupid
THE SCOTSMAN - Apr 20 - Phil Gripton was promoted in December to replace founder Bill Dobbie as Cupid's new CEO. Phil was forced to move quickly to recover ground lost when the company was accused of using fake profiles. Investors were becoming twitchy. From flotation on the Alternative Investment Market in June 2010, shares soared from 60p to 250p by Sep '11. But they have since plunged below 50p and last week traded at 43p. Phil wants the company to focus on a dating market that embraces social events such as wine tasting and cookery sessions.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... cupid.html
Tastebuds.fm: For Those Who Share The Same Taste In Music
INDEPENDENT.IE - Apr 20 - Tastebuds.fm is a place to meet people through music. The site has 170K users around the world. The users are often young music lovers and concert-goers but also people looking to expand their social network. The site was founded by Julian Keenaghan and Alex Parish in 2010.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... music.html
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