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Spark Networks Paid $7M For JSwipe

SEEKING ALPHA - Dec 14 - Spark Networks paid $7M for a Jewish dating app JSwipe to boost its younger demographic in the Jewish Networks segment. JSwipe has ~450K users. Spark Networks pursued a patent infringement claim against then-competitor JSwipe in 2014. What started as a lawsuit ultimately ended in a key acquisition for Spark Networks.

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

Indian Matchmaking App Dil Mil Raises Funding From Saavn Founder

VCCIRCLE - Dec 17 - Dil Mil, a matchmaking app for South Asian expatriates, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from one of the founders of US-based music streaming app Saavn. Dil Mil had previously raised ~$1M in seed funding from a group of angel investors including Will Bunker, founder of Match.com; Scott Banister, former PayPal board member; Naval Ravikant, founder of AngelList; Rich Nelson, former managing director for M&A at IAC.

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Tinder Is Being Sued Over Its Cancellation Process

LAWYERSANDSETTLEMENTS - Dec 14 - Dating app Tinder is the focus of a consumer rights class-action lawsuit launched in California. Tinder is alleged to violate the consumer law known as the Dating Service Act. The Dating Service Act, which covers dating services and gym memberships, requires that these businesses afford consumers a "cooling-off period" after they sign up and put their money down. Tinder failed to allow users to cancel within a 3-day period.

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

Post-IPO Talk With Sam Yagan, CEO Of Match Group

COLLECTIVEWISDOM.IO - Dec 15 - Match Group just went public, raising $400M. Sam Yagan spoke about how to handle negative PR, how to learn to love churn, and why founding a dating startup is harder than dating itself.

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Bid To Block Teenagers Under 16 From Facebook Scrapped

YORKSHIRECOASTRADIO - Dec 16 - A European Union plan to ban the use of social media sites for those aged under 16 has been scrapped. Technology companies lobbied against the idea, and now member states will be allowed to choose their own limit between 13 and 16 years.

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

HIV Dating App HZone Leaks 5,000 People's Private Details

MIRROR.CO.UK - Dec 15 - HZone, a dating app for people with HIV, has allegedly leaked the data (names, date of birth and email addresses) of ~5K users who may all be HIV positive. The breach took place in November, when the HZone database was reportedly left unsecure and accessible.

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


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Job Influences Matches On Dating Apps - Lawyers Are The Most Popular

REFINERY29 - Dec 16 - New data from dating app Happn suggests that hotness isn't the only thing that matters when swiping right or left; the profession also plays a major role. Here are the most common professions that match on Happn. Happn is the location-based dating app that helps users connect with people they cross paths with on the street. Rather than swiping, the app shows users a feed of other Happn users who have been in close proximity to them.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -apps.html

Ashley Madison Hack Victims Receive Blackmail Letters

BBC.COM - Dec 15 - Blackmailers are reportedly sending letters to Ashley Madison users, threatening to reveal their membership to friends and family unless they pay money. Security expert Graham Cluley advised anyone receiving such a letter to "ignore it" and share the letter with the authorities.

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


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