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IAC To Acquire HowAboutWe
BUSINESS INSIDER - June 27 - The deal has not yet been finalized. It's expected to close on Monday, at which point, a number of HowAboutWe employees may lose their jobs. HowAboutWe and IAC have been in serious deal talks for the past week. It's unclear how much IAC will be paying for HowAboutWe, or if the brand will continue to standalone among the other dating brands in IAC's portfolio.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... outwe.html
RSVP To Merge With Oasis Active
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - June 24 - RSVP, the online dating site owned by Fairfax Media, is poised to sign a merger agreement with rival Oasis Active, which is backed by Ten Network Holdings. RSVP is wholly owned by Fairfax, while Ten controls ~40% of Oasis, sharing the registry with other investors including co-founders David Heysen and Daniel Haigh, as well as former Star City, Engin and Solution 6 boss Neil Gamble. The merged entity would be worth ~$90M, with Fairfax to retain ~50% holding. Ten will control ~20% with Mr Heysen and Mr Haigh also retaining stakes.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ctive.html
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Will IAC Buy SparkNetworks?
NY POST - June 24 - Osmium, which owns 14.2% of Spark Networks' stock, was on track to win four of the company’s six board seats and oust management. But Spark Networks has put itself up for sale and is in talks with at least one prospective suitor. The company postponed its annual shareholder meeting in order to focus on the deal. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... works.html
Cupid Media Found In Breach Of Privacy Laws After Being Hacked
ABC.NET.AU - June 25 - Cupid Media, an online dating company that operates ~35 niche dating sites such as ChristianCupid, MilitaryCupid and SingleParentLove has been found in breach of privacy laws after hackers accessed the personal information of ~245K of its Australian users. At the time of the incident, Cupid did not have password encryption processes in place.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... acked.html
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Match.com Partners With American Mensa
CNN - June 23 - Members of the brainiac group can connect through a separate dating service called Mensa Match. In addition, Match.com members can add a special Mensa badge to their profiles, signaling a specific interest in connecting with a single person with a confirmed genius-level IQ score. According to Match, 80% of singles find it very important to be with someone of the same intelligence level.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... mensa.html
Ashley Madison Forced To Close Its Office In Ireland
IRISH MIRROR - June 23 - Despite having ~125K users in Ireland, AshleyMadison has been forced to close as Irish are too prudish about infidelity. The site can’t find enough staff to operate its office. CEO Mr Biderman said he came here because the country was technically advanced but he didn’t anticipate it would be impossible to hire staff.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... eland.html
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Match Launches An App For Android Wearables
MATCH BLOG - June 26 - Match.com has launched a dating app for the Android Wear watch today. Features include: receive and respond to messages, view and rate daily matches, find singles nearby.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ables.html
Unofficial Tinder App '6tin' For Windows Phone Makes Its Debut
WINBETA - June 21 - Rudy Huyn is known in the Windows Phone community as the developer who created an unofficial Instagram and Vine app before the official apps were made available. He created 6tindr app, an unofficial Tinder app. The app was pulled and unavailable for months until now, reappearing as 6tin. There will not be an official Tinder app.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ebut-.html
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