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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend the European Dating Conference: http://www.internetdatingconference.com
- September 8-9 in Cologne Germany
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2014.com/idate-industry-app.php

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:~ TOP ONLINE PERSONALS WATCH NEWS ITEMS AND INTERVIEW ~:

Aclipsa - Tom Oh
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... om-oh.html

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Jiayuan Reported Q1'14 Loss $2.2M, Revenue Up 20.5%

PR NEWSWIRE - June 3 - Q1 2014 net revenues was $21.6M, a YOY increase of 20.5%. Net loss was $2.2M due to the increase marketing expenses. Jiayuan launched a new TV ad campaign during the Chinese New Year's holiday. The number of average monthly paying users was 1.5M, up from compared with 1.3M in Q1 2013.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... p-205.html


Tinder Launches "Moments", A Snapchat-like Photo Feature

GIGAOM - June 6 - Tinder has launched “Moments” a Snapchat-like feature. Moments allow users to snap a photo, edit it, and send it to all their “matches”. When a photo is taken, it’s available for 24 hours. Matches can then swipe left to indicate “no” or swipe right to indicate “yes,” once again opening the door for conversation.

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

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Facebook Continues To Ban Smaller Dating Sites' Ads¨

BUSINESS INSIDER - June 5 - Match.com, Zoosk and eHarmony advertise heavily on Facebook. However Facebook doesn't allow smaller, niche dating sites to advertise. "It's impossible to gain traction as a new dating site today without access to Facebook ads", says CEO of a dating site who has $500K to spend on ads, but Facebook declines to take his money. Facebook first activated a ban on small dating sites back in January. Facebook was going to revisit the policy after Valentine's Day but has since decided to extend the ban.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-ads.html


Dating Sites Advertise Heavily On TV This Year

WSJ - June 5 - In the first five months of this year, online dating sites have spent $214M on national TV spots, according to iSpot. In comparison, dating sites spent $241M on national TV ad placements last year. Match.com and eHarmony dominate the TV ad spending. Match.com spent $71.5M and eHarmony spent $59.4M.

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

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Grouper Shutters International Operations, Fires Staff

VENTURE BEAT - June 3 - Grouper, a group dating startup, has shut down its international operations and fired a portion of its staff overseas and in the U.S. Founded in 2011, Grouper employed ~30 people before laying many of them off.

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


Tinder Wants To Monetize And Expand Beyond Hookups

GIGAOM - June 3 - Onstage at Street Fight Summit West 2014 in San Francisco, Tinder co-founder and VP of Product, Jonathan Badeen, spoke about Tinder's monetization options. Tinder is considering ads, freemium features and an option for small businesses to advertise to newly matched couples. Tinder also wants to provide services and incentives for couples who have met through the app.

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

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What Are Hot Or Not's Co-Founders Doing Now

GOOD MORNING AMERICA - June 2 - James Hong and Jim Young founded HotOrNot in 2000. They sold the site in 2008, when it was generating revenue of $5M and $2M in profit. The buyer, Avid Life Media, reportedly paid $20M for the site. Young and Hong are now busy being dads. Hong has recently built an app for his kids -- one that uses video to reward them for eating.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... g-now.html


My420Mate.com: Dating Site For Marijuana Smokers

RIVERFRONT TIMES - June 2 - My420Mate.com launched this April to connect marijuana users looking for romance. The site is for medical-marijuana patients and casual smokers.

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

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in the dating industry. Since 2004.

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:~ UPCOMING INTERNET DATING & DATING INDUSTRY CONFERENCES ~:

September 8-9, 2014 : Cologne Germany
http://www.internetdatingconference.com ... e-2014.php

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:~ TWITTER ~:

Online Personals Watch newsfeed: http://twitter.com/internet_dating
iDate events and updates: http://twitter.com/idateconference
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Conference Organiser, Marc Lesnick, info@idate2014.com, 212-722-1744

Online Personals Watch, www.onlinepersonalswatch.com or opw1.com

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