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eHarmony Is Selling Elevated Careers
MIAMI HERALD - Aug 17 - Boca-Raton startup Candidate.Guru, provider of a recruiting technology platform that matches job candidates to employers, has acquired Elevated Careers by eHarmony, an employee engagement, personality and skills matching solution. Terms of the deal were now disclosed, but eHarmony will become a shareholder in the company. Candidate.Guru, founded in 2014, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help companies better vet and rank their candidates. Candidate.Guru will sell Elevated Careers as a separate product rather than incorporating it into Candidate.Guru's product, at least initially. Dan Erickson, general manager and VP of Elevated Careers, will join Candidate.Guru and be based in Los Angeles.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... reers.html
East Meet East Raises $3.2 Million
NEWSCENTER - Aug 16 - East Meet East is an online dating service for English-speaking Asian singles living in the U.S. The app has just raised $3.2M from an undisclosed investor.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... llion.html
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US Dating App Whispers Mulls $45M ICO
DEAL STREET ASIA - Aug 15 - US-based video streaming dating app Whispers Live is looking to raise ~$30-45M through an initial coin offering (ICO). Whispers, which is in beta mode, said it will offer 10-15% of its 1B digital coins, called RoseCoin, each at 0.001 Ethereum, which is currently priced at $300. The transaction is expected to take place on September 9, 2017. Whispers aims to expand to North America and Australia in the Q1 2018, then Southeast Asia and Africa in the next quarter.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... m-ico.html
Julia Schygulla Named Bumble's Country Manager Germany
WUV.DE - Aug 11 - Dating app Bumble launched in Germany earlier this year and opened a new office in Munich. Julia Schygulla will manage the day-to-day operations and activities of the app in Germany. Previously, she worked with Burda, where she served as a fashion news director.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... rmany.html
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Badoo Adds Video Chat
ENGADGET - Aug 17 - Users will have to exchange at least one message each before video chats become available, so users won't get spammed with calls from randos they haven't chatted with. Badoo is pitching it as an added layer of security, giving folks the opportunity to see if anybody sets off their creep alarms before meeting in person.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -chat.html
Tagged Launches Tagged Live
BUSINESSWIRE - Aug 16 - The Meet Group announces new live-streaming and gifting features on its mobile app, Tagged. Tagged Live allows users to broadcast and view live-streamed video and earn and send virtual gifts.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -live.html
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Match Group Launches Lesbian Dating App In Brazil
JORNAL DIA DIA - Aug 16 - Match Group LatAm is launching Femme, a dating app for gay women looking for a serious relationship. The app was created and developed in Brazil. The launch is part of Match Group LatAm's strategy of investing in niche relationship sites and apps.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... razil.html
POF Is Revealed As The Most Dangerous Dating App In Britain
THE SUN - Aug 11 - A Sun Online investigation has probed crime data from police forces across the country. Among the most popular apps, POF accounted for 56% of all crimes reported. Tinder accounted for 26% of crime, Grindr 10% and Match.com 7%.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tain-.html
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