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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

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The Match Group Q3 Results: Revenue Up 19%

PR NEWSWIRE - Oct 26 - The Match Group revenue increased 19% YOY to $274M. Operating income increased 8% to $72M. The number of paid subscribes is up 16% (North America +7%, International +34%). The IPO is expected to be completed in Q4 2015.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... up-19.html

Latin America Dating App Kickoff Raised $1.6M

PEHUB - Oct 26 - Kickoff, Latin America’s leading dating app, which connects friends of friends looking for a meaningful relationship, has received a $1.6M investment from Monashees Capital, Brazil’s leading VC fund, and angel investors. Kickoff was launched in Sao Paulo in Dec '14 and has grown via word of mouth across Brazil and Argentina. The investment provides us the resources to grow our team, expand to new cities and develop new features,” says co-founder and COO Alanna Phelan.

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Threesome App 3nder Raised 500K

REALBUSINESS.CO.UK - Oct 22 - 3nder, a threesome app, has just raised 500K from two tech angel investors. The app is for singles and people in open relationships. The app is close to reaching 1M downloads.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -500k.html

iHookup Changed Its Name To Friendable

MARKETWIRED - Oct 26 - iHookup Social has completed its FINRA filing requirements to change its business name to Friendable and stock symbol to "FDBL". Everything starts with friendship," said CEO Robert Rositano. Friendable allows users to meet new people, hang out with current friends, explore new venues and interact in social activities based around shared interests and location.

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China Is Working On 'Social Credit' System

BBC - Oct 26 - The Chinese government is building a "social credit" system that is meant to rate each citizen's trustworthiness. By 2020, everyone in China will be enrolled in a vast national database. That system isn't in place yet. For now, the government is watching how eight Chinese companies issue their own "social credit" scores under state-approved pilot projects. One of them is Sesame Credit, the financial wing of Alibaba. Baihe, has teamed up with Sesame to promote clients with good credit scores, giving them prominent spots on the site.

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

UK Online Dating Site Users Lost ~L33M In Scam Last Year

BBC.COM - Oct 26 - Online dating fraudsters conned victims out of ~L33M in the last year, the UK's national fraud centre says. Action Fraud said 3,543 people reported falling victim to dating scams in 2014-15. It said dating sites "very rarely" vet members to prevent fraud.

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Advertising Is Still Not A Priority For Tinder

BUZZFEED - Oct 27 - Match has said that generating ad revenue "has historically not been a principal focus" and that on Tinder, it has sold less than 2% of all available advertising spots. So while more ads will be showing up on Tinder in the long run, the company still needs to figure how to get people to pay for mobile products. Blatt said that Tinder’s subscription products continue to perform well, especially its "Super Like".

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

Friendscout24 Flirts With The Offline World

TURI2.DE - Oct 22 - FriendScout24, a German dating site acquired by Match.com in 2014, plans offline singles events such as single parties, rock climbing or bowling.

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


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