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Founder Of Lavalife Interviews Founder Of POF

BETAKIT - Jan 30 - Bruce Croxon, founder of Lavalife, sat down with Markus Frind, founder of POF, for an interview. While Lavalife had 400 employees and a paid service, Frind worked on the site alone and made it the largest dating site in the world. Frind said he wasn't too focused on beating Lavalife, and instead turned toward the US market. Lavalife was sold in 2010 for ~CAD$ 200M. POF was sold to The Match Group for ~CAD$ 800M ($575M). ... f-pof.html

Matchmaking App Aisle Raises $183K

VCCIRCLE - Jan 28 - Bangalore-based startup Aisle Network that runs matchmaking app Aisle, has raised Rs 1.25 crore ($183K) in its pre-Series A round. The company plans to primarily use the money for building team and partnerships. ... -183k.html


Identify your fraudulent users before they have a chance to commit fraud and ruin your sites' reputation. Use BeehiveID. ... g-industry

AI Pacific Expands Festar To Asia, US, UK

DEAL STREET ASIA - Jan 24 - The app matches users based on mutual interests and connects them in real time for a 10 minute chat. Originally released in Japanese only, AI Pacific has made an English and Korean version for Android and is now available in beta in South Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. During the beta release in Japan, Festar saw 75% of active users matching and chatting, and 29% of users who chatted for 10 minutes mutually selected "Talk More" to continue talking with unlimited private messaging. 53% of users came back to the app monthly, based on a 5-month trial period. ... us-uk.html

Creator Of Netflix & Chill App Launches Kickstarter Campaign

PRROCKET - Jan 29 - The creator of the Netflix & Chill app that matches people based on their viewing preferences has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise development funds. ... paign.html


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TinderMe Business Cards

PSFK - Jan 25 - A recent Tinder update has made it possible for users to pick a username and share it with others, whether it's on another social media site (like Instagram or Facebook), or in real life with printable Tinder business cards. A PDF of eight cards includes user's primary Tinder photo, name and job title, and a QR code to profile. ... cards.html

Venntro Media Launches

EXPRESS.CO.UK - Jan 29 - Venntro Media is expanding its dating site/apps portfolio with a new dating service for people who are looking for a serious relationship - ... uscom.html


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Singles Can Have 'Backup Plan' With A New App

HOWSTUFFWORKS - Jan 28 - Backup Plan app is a new app created by the folks who created The Breakup Shop. The app will let users enter into a legally binding agreement to marry by an agreed-upon date, should they both still be single. Users create a profile and enter a marriage deadline date. They then rifle through local singles via a "Tinder-like interface." Should two people agree to serve as marriage backups, they establish the terms of the contract and sign it digitally. ... w-app.html

Privacy Issues Could Kill Match Group

INVESTORPLACE - Jan 27 - The real value in many online businesses is consumer data. However, that data carries the risk of being hacked. IAC spun off and lumped in The Princeton Review as well as Lumping them together makes no sense unless there is a cross-promotion or data sharing between them. Jennifer Kohn, SVP of Communications at The Princeton Review said that its data is stored and managed completely independently of any other Match company. There are no US laws regarding data sharing but government crackdown on privacy and data sharing is coming. It could gut and its ability to cross-promote and share data. ... group.html


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