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Spark Networks Q4 And Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results
MARKETWIRED - Mar 3 - Q4 '15 revenue was $10.7M, a YOY decrease of 25%, primarily driven by a decrease in average paying subscribers. Q4 '15 adjusted EBITDA was $116K, a decrease from $4.1M in the year ago period and $309K in the prior quarter. For the full year 2015, total revenue was $48.1M, a YOY decrease of 22%. In 2015 Spark Networks strenghtened mobile portfolio and extended reach into millennial demo through acquisition of JSwipe for $6M and launch of dating app CrossPaths.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... sults.html
MeetMe Reports Record Revenue And Net Income
BUSINESS WIRE - Mar 1 - MeetMe, a public leader for social discovery, reported financial results for 2015 and Q4 2015. Total revenue was $56.9M, up 27% YOY. Mobile revenue was $45.3M, up 84% YOY. Net income was $6M, compared to a net loss of $4M for 2014. "We believe our increasing revenue was driven by our growing mobile engagement as well as continued strength in the mobile advertising industry", said David Clark, CFO of MeetMe.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ncome.html
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Mate1.com Has Been Hacked
THE NEXT WEB - Mar 1 - Hacker swipes 27M passwords from Mate1.com. A hacker on 'Hell', a dark web hacking forum, claims to have gained access to the passwords, which he says he later sold. The asking price was 20 bitcoin ($8,7K). It appears Mate1.com hosted the password files in plaintext without any hashing.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... acked.html
RealBlackLove Dating App Founder Turns Down $1.2M
BLACKNEWS - Mar 3 - RealBlackLove.com has turned down a seven figure bid from a private equity firm to take over the company's dating app. "I did not start this venture with a payout in mind," said RealBlackLove.com CEO and founder, Joseph Dixon.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... n-12m.html
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Match.com Did Not Remove A Rapist From Its Site
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE - Mar 4 - A British judge urged a review of safety measures for online dating sites as he jailed a serial rapist who met his victims through match.com. Jason Lawrance will serve ~12 years in jail. Four of Lawrance's victims complained to match.com, but the site administrators told one of the complainants that they could not take action because he had not sent abusive messages through the site.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -site.html
Happn Keeps Growing In US
NYPOST - Mar 1 - The French-based mobile app boasts 13M registered users, up from 10M two months ago. CEO Didier Rappaport said he expects the momentum to continue this year. Rappaport is in New York this week visiting top venture funds about a Series C investing round expected to close in July. So far, Happn has raised $22M. New York City is now Happn's largest US market.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-us.html
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Tinder Is In Trouble Over Its 'Unfair' User Terms In EU
FORTUNE - Mar 3 - Tinder's terms and conditions are illegal under Norwegian and EU consumer and privacy law. Tinder is breaking rules with terms that grant the app sweeping ownership rights and control over users' data, let it change its terms without notifying users, and allow it to delete users' accounts without justification. Slovenian and Dutch organisations joined the complaint and are in talks with other groups that are considering filing a complaint in more member states.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-eu.html
The Catch - The Newest Dating App For Women
VENTUREBEAT - Mar 1 - The Catch lets women pick men based on the answers to their three questions. The Catch has raised a seed round from investors including Charles Hudson Partner at SoftTech and Precursor Ventures, and others.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... women.html
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