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Badoo Is Looking For A Buyer

CNBC - Jan 23 - Badoo is seeking a sale that could value the company at $1.5B and reportedly hired J.P. Morgan Chase to help it find a buyer. Possible buyers include Match Group, non-U.S. based strategic buyers, and private equity buyers. Badoo is now owned by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev and is also a majority owner of dating app Bumble (Badoo owned 79 percent of Bumble as of March 2016, according to TechCrunch).

World's First AI & Blockchain Viola.AI Raises 70% Of Pre-Sale Hard Cap With 2 Weeks Left

BITCOINIST - Jan 19 - Viola.AI, the first project that combines love and blockchain, has secured over 70% of its pre-sale hard cap, with ~5M tokens sold. Viola.AI, was created by the team behind Lunch Actually Group.
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Matchpool Announced First Developer Challenge

THE MERKLE - Jan 20 - Matchpool has announced a $50K development challenge, in which entrants develop an MVP QTUM app for Matchpool's platform. A winner of the challenge will be announced on February 18th, 2017. After a successful launch, community and connections network Matchpool seek to develop their Asia outreach, developing the QGUP model specifically for this market. Asia is formidably important within the cryptocurrency market and Matchpool endeavours to expand operations in this huge market region. The team that develops the best MVP for the app will win a $50K cash prize as well as 5% of all QTUM tokens.

Bumble Adds Instagram Option To Users' Profiles

VENTURE BEAT - Jan 23 - Bumble has integrated Instagram into its users' profiles. They can now opt-in to allow potential matches to scroll through their Instagram feed through the Bumble app. For now, the option is only available on Bumble Date and Bumble BFF, not on Bumble Bizz, which was launched last October. Tinder added the Instagram integration back in April 2015.

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Match Pulls Its Alexa Skill Giving Controversial Dating Tips

ANDROID HEADLINES - Jan 19 - pulled its Alexa skill for Amazon's Echo speakers and other compatible devices less than 48 hours following its launch and shortly after it became clear the service meant to provide users with dating tips delivers advice that many may find controversial. The skill itself provided general dating tips but also covered advice about sexual interactions. Inquiries about whether to have intercourse on the first date were often met with tongue-in-cheek responses such as "only if you must," as were questions on how many drinks to have, to which the skill suggested a user's alcohol consumption should be inversely proportional to the level of attractiveness of their date.

Tinder's Lack Of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy On Users' Swipes

WIRED - Jan 23 - Tinder's mobile apps still lack the standard encryption necessary to keep photos, swipes, and matches hidden from snoops, according to researchers at Tel Aviv-based app security firm Checkmarx. Just by being on the same Wi-Fi network as any user of Tinder's iOS or Android app, the researchers could see any photo the user did, or even inject their own images into his or her photo stream. And while other data in Tinder's apps are HTTPS-encrypted, Checkmarx found that they still leaked enough information to tell encrypted commands apart, allowing a hacker on the same network to watch every swipe left, swipe right, or match on the target's phone nearly as easily as if they were looking over the target's shoulder. Checkmarx says it notified Tinder about its findings in November, but the company has yet to fix the problems. To fix it, Checkmarx says Tinder should not only encrypt photos, but also "pad" the other commands in its app, adding noise so that each command appears as the same size or so that they're indecipherable amid a random stream of data.

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Justine Sacco, The PR Exec Who Was Fired From IAC For Her Tweets, Is Back At Match Group

RECODE - Jan 19 - Justine Sacco, the communications exec who was very publicly fired from IAC back in 2014 for an inappropriate tweet, has returned to the IAC family: She's now running all corporate communications for Match Group. Sacco was fired after she sent an inappropriate tweet right before boarding a flight to South Africa. "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" she wrote at the time. The post blew up on Twitter while she was in the air, and Sacco landed to a ton of angry tweets, and the fact that #HasJustineLandedYet was trending on the service.

CCBill Partners With DatingPro As A Payment Platform

PRWEB - Jan 23 - This new integration partnership further supports the end-to-end payment solutions needs of DatingPro's expanding base of ~10K dating site and mobile app merchants.

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