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Skye Life Ventures and SuperDate Networks Enter Into Merger Agreement
PRESS RELEASE - Sep 10 - Skye Life Ventures Ltd. and SuperDate Networks have entered into an amalgamation agreement. Skye will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of SuperDate. SuperDate, is a private technology company, incorporated in British Columbia, Canada in 2014. SuperDate has developed a niche dating software application that matches users through common interests and activities. It is designed to be the first vertical scrolling dating app showing an array of activities and experiences in and around the user's city. Skye Life Ventures Inc. operates as a holding company acquiring valued-added operating subsidiaries focused in the technology, cannabis and other markets.
SeekingArrangement Hits SuccessfulMatch With TM Suit
LAW360 - Sep 12 - A sugar daddy dating app Seeking Arrangement has slammed a competitor for allegedly ripping off its websites and apps, claiming Successful Match has been infringing various trademarked phrases including "mutually beneficial relationships", "seeking millionaire" and "relationship on your terms".
RealMe Report: 2 in 3 Online Daters Have Lowered Their Standards
PR NEWSWIRE - Sep 10 - A new survey by RealMe reveals the potential lasting impact of the coronavirus on online dating behaviors, including attitudes on loneliness and singledom in the "new normal." 67% of respondents say they are "less okay" with being single during this time and a similar proportion increasingly worried about finding a partner. 64% of respondents are less picky with their matches. "There's no denying the pandemic is driving new online behaviors, which are here to stay," says Mark Brooks, online dating expert and CEO of the Internet Dating Excellence Association (IDEA). "95% of respondents plan to continue at least one online dating behavior they developed during the pandemic. 72% of online daters feel more hesitant to have physical contact when meeting someone in person. 76% invest more time in talking to the other person. Over a third of respondents say they plan on having more meaningful conversations even after the pandemic is over. RealMe adds a layer of trust and transparency for people and companies engaged in online marketplaces.
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Info Edge: Jeevansathi Was the Only Business Which Did Well in Q1
ECONOMIC TIMES - Sep 8 - Info Edge, an Indian Internet company, said its overall Q1 billing was down 44% YOY. Jeevansaathi, the matchmaking company, was actually the only business in their portfolio which did well in Q1. It kept growing through the lockdown as well. Jeevansathi billings grew by 13% in Q1.
Match Says DOJ Closes Probe Into FTC Complaint
REUTERS - Sep 8 - Match Group said the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation relating to a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission on the dating apps owner's business practices. The FTC last September sued Match, alleging that it knowingly sent automated advertisements via Match.com with expressions of interest from accounts which it knew were likely fake to draw in potential subscribers.
BlueCity CEO Named Among Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business in Asia
GLOBE NEWSWIRE - Sep 9 - Baoli Ma, founder, chairman and CEO of BlueCity, a world-leading online LGBTQ platform, has been named among Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business in Asia. BlueCity is best known for its dating app Blued. Entrepreneurs are classified into ten industry categories with ten winners for each in each region. Ma was awarded under the Consumer Tech category. Other winners in this division include Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify.
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BLK App Connects Black Singles
CHICAGO DEFENDER - Sep 5 - In its third year, BLK's online dating app has quickly become the largest online dating app for Black singles. With ~3.5M downloads to date, BLK app provides a space exclusively for Black singles to connect. In March, when COVID hit, the app saw an 18% increase in daily user activity, a 39% increase in overall swiping, and a 61% increase in messages that were being exchanged, all within the first two weeks.
Filter Off to Host Video Speed Dating Sessions
THE DC POST - Sep 8 - Filter Off, a video speed dating app, is organizing a series of events for single individuals living in the DC area to meet each other every Friday. The DC-specific sessions will provide users with three video-chatting dates, each of them 90 seconds long.
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