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Now Tinder Is Being Used To ID Suspected Thieves

TECH CRUNCH - Dec 23 - Stories of thieves being caught by Facebook or Twitter are nothing new. But David Petersen, co-founder of San Francisco-based startup Buildzoom, used Tinder to ID the person he claimed is responsible for stealing $30K worth of computers and gadgets from his company. He opened a Tinder account, uploaded the suspected thief’s CCTV photo alongside the words “I rob offices in SF, $5K reward for identifying me.” He received an email with her name and a photo just two days later. ... ieves.html Dating Site That Highlights Imperfections

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - Dec 23 - Settle for Love is a new dating site that provides a platform for people to recognize, in addition to their positive traits, their imperfections. A user's profile includes a format to submit both "good" and "bad" pictures, a list of "positive" traits and a list of "imperfections." ... tions.html


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Online Dating Predictions For 2015 By Zoosk

MASHABLE - Dec 23 - Zoosk analyzed 4M messages and 430K dating profiles to see what people responded to in 2014, and to predict what's coming in the new year. A full body photo increases messages received by ~203%, on average. ... zoosk.html

SimilarWeb: New Online Dating Rankings

OPW - Dec 23 - We have just listed new US & European, Russian and Australian online dating rankings (courtesy of is kind enough to offer these rankings every quarter. ... kings.html


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Former Miss New York Sues Over Fake Profile

NY POST - Dec 12 - Former Miss New York? ?Meaghan Jarensky? is suing over a fake profile. The fraudster is using the name “1078Yogi” as well as accurate details of her background and career. She’s suing to unmask the fraudster, demanding that hand over the person’s name, mailing address, phone number and computer IP?address. ... ofile.html

Zoosk Ditches IPO Plan As Founders Exit Leadership Roles

TECH CRUNCH - Dec 17 - Zoosk's CFO Kelly Steckelberg is taking over as CEO. She will be replacing co-founder Shayan Zadeh, who is becoming a member of the board, and his co-founder Alex Mehr (currently president) will also be moving into a board position. The shift comes at a time when Zoosk is reassessing the idea of an IPO. The company filed an S-1 for a $100M IPO, but has since decided to revisit that option at a later date. ... roles.html


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