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LiveXLive Media To Acquire SNAP Interactive
PR NEWSWIRE - Sep 11 - LiveXLive Media, one of the only premium streaming networks devoted to live music and music-related video content, has entered into a merger agreement to acquire SNAP Interactive, a provider of live video social networking and interactive dating apps. LiveXLive will continue to operate SNAP's current slate of apps and will look to leverage its influencer network to drive awareness and new subscribers to SNAP's host of digital services. The purchase price for the acquisition is ~$34M consisting of ~$20.4M in cash and ~$13.6M in shares of LiveXLive common stock.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... tive-.html
Matrimony.com IPO On Last Day Subscribed 4.4 Times
FINANCIAL EXPRESS - Sep 12 - The IPO of Matrimony.com was subscribed by 4.4 times on the last day of the issue, with investors bidding for 1.23 crore shares of the 28.11 lakh shares on offer.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... times.html
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Match Group Vice Chairman Sam Yagan Sells 684,583 Shares
LEDGER GAZETTE - Sep 10 - Sam Yagan has sold 684,583 shares of Match Group's stock at an average price of $21.95, for a total value of ~$15M. He now owns 464,963 shares, valued at ~$10M.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... hares.html
17 Media Launches An Office In Japan
E27.CO - Sep 12 - M17 Entertainment, a merged company between Singapore-based dating platform Paktor and Taiwanese video streaming platform 17 Media, has officially launched an office in Japan. The 17 Media app is currently ranked 11th in the social networking category on Japan's App Store. "Unlike Taiwan, Japan's live-streaming market is still very young with plenty of room for growth. It's the perfect timing for 17 Media to go into Japan now", said M17 Entertainment co-founder and CEO, Joseph Phua. M17 Entertainment claimed it reaches ~30K users live-stream on the platform each day, and globally, it has ~30M users.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... japan.html
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Bumble Created A Catfish Food Truck To Promote A Photo-Verification Feature
ADWEEK - Sep 12 - As a way to poke fun at the absurdities of online dating, Bumble and Austin, Texas-based creative company Preacher parked a branded food truck called "The Great Catch" at three busy intersections in New York last week, offering free catfish dishes that were created by Top Chef talent Sam Talbot. The fun stunt promoted the app's photo verification tool that uses facial recognition to eliminate catfishing. Users can submit a selfie of themselves and then the technology determines if the photo matches the profile photo. It's not the first time that Bumble has created a physical pop-up. This summer, the app created a space called the Hive for people to hang out.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ature.html
Gleeden Has 190K Registered Users In India
NEWSBYTES - Sep 13 - Since the launch of Gleeden, the dating site for married people, it has registered 190K members in India. 75% of these are men and most are in the age group of 34-49. Most members are based in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. As of 2017, Gleeden is available in six languages and 159 countries.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... india.html
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Entrepreneur's Death Highlights Flaws Of China's Dating Site Jiayuan.com
ECNS - Sep 13 - Su Xiangmao killed himself Thursday in Beijing after receiving repeated threats from his ex-wife, Zhai Xinxin, who was allegedly demanding from him ~$1.5M and properties from their one-month marriage. The couple met on March 30 on jiayuan.com, got married on June 7 and got a divorce on July 18. Su was the founder of WePhone, an international long-distance call app. It is about to stop operation, a pop-up news on the app reads. People are questioning whether the dating site should be somehow liable for the tragedy. The site said it will cooperate in an ongoing investigation by police.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ancom.html
Dating App Happn Is Launching A Feature Called CrushTime
WOMENLOVETECH - Sep 14 - CrushTime is Happn's new feature which allows users to discover other users with hyper-geolocation technology. The app displays a timeline of the people they have crossed path during the day. CrushTime was developed after a design thinktank session held with Google. The feature is currently available to female users, and will be available to male users in coming weeks. It's a simple little game that's meant to give users a fun new way to find potential matches.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... htime.html
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