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Tastebuds To Acquire Dating Startup moosify

PR WEB - Aug 26 - Music-based dating service Tastebuds will acquires moosify, another music-based dating site that matches people with similar musical preferences. ... osify.html

Jiayuan Q2 2014 Financial Results: Revenue Up 22%

PR NEWSWIRE - Aug 28 - Q2 revenues were $23.4M, a 21.8% YOY increase. Operating income was $1.3M. Average monthly paying user accounts were 1.5M, a 16.3% YOY increase. Personalized matchmaking services grew 239.3% YOY, accounting for 22.5% of net revenues. 64% of all logins were from mobile. ... up-22.html


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IAC Owns Online Dating

SF GATE - Aug 23 - Online dating is a saturated marketplace, dominated by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp. It controls ~27% of the U.S. dating services market. Its next closest competitor, eHarmony, has half that. Tagged, a social discovery startup, killed its dating app, Swoon, this year, in part because of the saturation of IAC dating products. "Any company should be cautious in innovating in the dating market," said Steve Sarner, the company's VP of marketing. In 2014, IAC's dating-related profit is expected to grow by 14%. "They have been very aggressive and bought companies that were very well-placed strategically and by design. That is a big part of how they have grown," said Mark Brooks, an online-dating analyst. "They are at this point running out of companies they can buy." Tinder, the company's latest hit, is a version of what Hot or Not pioneered a decade ago and what the app Grindr had perfected for the gay community. "Basically, they are shaking trees," said Brooks. ... ating.html

Interest In 'Shorting' Spark Networks Rises By 3.2%

SLEEK MONEY - Aug 29 - Spark Networks saw a significant increase in short interest in August. There was an increase of 3.2% from the July 31st total. Currently, 5.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. ... y-32-.html


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Ashley Madison Sues South Korean Government

THE CANADIAN PRESS - Aug 29 - Ashley Madison is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked over allegations of illegal activity. Adultery is illegal in South Korea. Ashley Madison denies the accusations, describing itself as “a social networking website facilitating communication between like-minded adults.” “There’s no adultery that happens on Ashley Madison, it’s just a publication,” the company’s CEO and founder, Noel Biderman, told The Canadian Press. ... nment.html

UK's Online Dating Market 2014: Number Of Users Increasing, Revenue Down

OPW - Aug 27 - Although the number of monthly users over the last two years has increased 13% to 7.1M, the revenue is down from Ł168.5M in 2011 to Ł158.7M in 2013, according to a new report by ... -down.html


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eHarmony Celebrates 14 Years

HERALD ONLINE - Aug 26 - With ~45M subscribers since inception, 1 in 7 people in America has subscribed to eHarmony at one point or another, leading to ~600K marriages. ... ears-.html

Grindr Faces Security Breach Allegations

AMERICA BLOG - Aug 26 - Grindr is facing accusations that a glitch in its system is giving away the actual location of its users to anyone with a Web connection. Grindr has responded, claiming that the ability to identity the location of its users isn’t a security flaw, but rather, something they intended all along. Many Grindr users give permission for their general location to be known to other Grindr users. But while the app shows that users are, say, “1000 feet” from a nearby user, it does not show the direction of the other user. The “flaw,” however, uses triangulation to permit anyone to determine the actual location of that user within ~100 feet. ... tions.html


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