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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate October 14-16 in London: http://www.internetdatingconference.com
- iDate Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted until Oct 31 : http://idateawards.com
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
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Cuddlr App Acquired By Hiplex, Rebrands As Spoonr

PRWEB - Sep 9 - Cuddlr, the cuddling app, is rebranded as Spoonr, and got acquired by Hiplex, a NYC-based company that also operates Tryster, a check-in based dating app.

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


Spark Networks Launches New Dating App - Spark

MARKETWIRED - Sep 10 - Spark Networks is launching a new Tider-like dating app, called Spark. The app is free, pulling user profiles directly from Facebook. Instead of mindlessly swiping right or left, Spark prompts users to compare two local singles and swipe their favorite. If that person likes the user back, it's a match.

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

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JDate Founder Is Launching Jewish Tinder - JFiix

SOCALTECH - Sep 10 - Joe Shapira, the founder of Jdate is launching a new mobile dating app called Jfiix. Shapira founded JDate and its parent company Spark Networks in 1996. JFiix launched in Israel 18 months ago, and now has 200K members in that market.

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


A Former Ashley Madison CTO Wants To Sue A Journalist Who Says He Hacked Nerve.com

BUSINESS INSIDER - Sep 10 - Raja Bhatia, former AM CTO, is threatening to sue tech blogger Brian Krebs who published a story titled "Leaked AshleyMadison Emails Suggest Execs Hacked Competitors." Bhatia, who left Avid Life Media in 2009, denies the claims. Krebs reported that in Nov 2012, Bhatia told Biderman that he had discovered a "huge security hole" in Nerve.com. He said that he had "access to all their user records including emails, encrypted password, if they purchased or not, who they talked to, what their search preferences are, last login, fraud risk profile, who they blocked or are blocked from, photo uploads, etc."

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

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Blindfold - A Dating App For People Who Don't Want To Show Profile Photo

TECH IN ASIA - Sep 11 - "Blindfold" dating app was designed for those who would like to keep their private lives private. The app keeps its users' photos blurred until both sides of a match agree to unmask. The app's founder, Wendy Tse, worked as a manager at Society W, a high-end matchmaking service in Singapore. For now, Blindfold is still largely Singapore-based.

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


Tinder Is Introducing "Super Like" Feature

TECH CRUNCH - Sep 10 - Tinder has today unveiled a new feature called Super Like. Users can see if somebody super liked them before they swipe. Before, the only way a user could find out if their fellow Tinderers liked them back was if both swiped right on each other.

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

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The Inner Circle Bans Women In London From Its Dating App

TECHWORLD - Sep 10 - The Inner Circle, an elite dating app, has stopped accepting women in London for one month to even out the ratio of males to females. London has the widest gender gap out of all the cities it has launched in.

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


Most Dating Sites Have Bad Password Practices

FORBES - Sep 10 - An analysis of the security practices of 24 leading online dating sites has concluded that only seven use secure-enough password practices. Password management company Dashlane assessed each site on 19 different criteria, including the minimum length for a password to be acceptable, and whether there was a requirement for a mix of letters and numbers. Only Zoosk and OkCupid score ~50%. Most mainstream Internet services generally get 75 or above; Apple scores 100%. eHarmony scores 38, while Match.com, Gleeden and Adult Friend Finder all get 30%. At the bottom end of the scale, Badoo and POF with 22.

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

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Conference Organizer, Marc Lesnick, info@idate2015.com, 212-722-1744

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Editor: Mark Brooks, mark@onlinepersonalswatch.com, 212-444-1636


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