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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

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A Software Company Claims Tinder Ripped Off Its Name

PRESSDEMOCRAT - Oct 25 - WildFireWeb, which develops content management software for schools and small businesses under the product name Tinder, has sued dating app Tinder, over trademark infringement. WildFireWeb is launching a crowdfunding initiative to pay for legal fees. The company started using the Tinder name back in 2007 in a nod to its fire-based theme and obtained a registered trademark in 2011. Tinder launched a year later and received their own trademark in 2014.

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


Paktor Looks To Go Global, Hires VP Of Marketing

MARKETING INTERACTIVE - Oct 22 - Singaporean start-up mobile dating app Paktor has added Jose Ruano and Miguel Mangas to the senior leadership team as it looks to go global. Paktor was founded in July 2013 and has 5M users. Earlier this year, Paktor secured SG$10M ($7M) in a series B funding.

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Seniors Online Dating Site Stitch To Launch In L.A.

DAILYNEWS - Oct 25 - Stitch is a location-based dating site for singles 50 and older. The site is now officially launching in Los Angeles. Since its debut in July 2014, Stitch has grown to ~18K members worldwide.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-la.html


Gay Dating App Scruff Launches New Feature For Travelers

NYTIMES - Oct 20 - Scruff, a gay dating app, got inspired by Tinder's passport feature. Scruff's users can now taps on Venture, a list of two dozen cities and see profiles of locals, people currently visiting and people who will be visiting the city soon. Users can set up their own trips in advance and make contact with others before they visit.

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Sued Ashley Madison In Trouble If They Rely On Terms And Conditions

FORBES - Oct 23 - Ashley Madison is being sued in Canada, the US, and likely in other countries. These class-action lawsuits, seeking ~$500M in damages, will take years. A majority of the focus will be on the "Terms and Conditions" and “Privacy Policy". Recently, a federal judge in California granted Lyft’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against it by its drivers. The reason? A provision in Lyft’s Terms of Service waives class actions and forced arbitration. Ashley Madison, however, might not be as lucky: some self-imposed update procedures are likely to get those Terms and Conditions completely thrown out. Ashley Madison's Terms and Conditions are intended to protect Ashley Madison.

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


"The Know" App Lets Users Snoop On Their Partners

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Oct 24 - "The Know" app has been designed to discreetly keep tabs on users current partners or get more information about someone they're interested in. To check whether a partner is seeing anyone else, a user uploads that person's details on the app. This can include their name, mobile number, location and physical description among other personal data. The Know searches other profiles for matching criteria.

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

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How Zoosk Uses Creative Testing To Improve Mobile User Acquisition

VENTUREBEAT - Oct 20 - Chris Nguyen is marketing manager of Zoosk, a global dating platform with 35M profiles. "Test as much as possible: creatives, landing pages, everything," he says. "Test everything and see what works." Mobile UA creative testing has become a time-tested science for him for which tiny changes are measured and optimized against the entire funnel — from click-thru, to profile creation and subscription. For Zoosk, an important metric is profile completions. "We want to know, does the creative change we’re making actually encourage users to complete their profile?"

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


Squad Is Like Tinder For Groups

TECH CRUNCH - Oct 20 - Squad, a New York base startup, is officially launching its iOS app today, it's also announcing a raise of $1.7M in seed funding. According to founder and CEO Adam Liebman, squad is designed to facilitate more casual group meetups. Dating and hookup is not its main goal. He said the idea came from a trip to Montreal, where he "hacked Tinder" by turning his profile into a group profile that allowed him and his friends to meet new people while traveling. The Squad app is free. Liebman said the current focus is on "creating a great product," but eventually, he plans to make money through ads.

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

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