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Paktor Secures Funding From Indonesia's MNC

TECHINASIA - Mar 8 - Paktor, Southeast Asia's version of Tinder, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from one of Indonesia's biggest conglomerates, MNC Media. The funding is part of a larger investment round the app is about to close. Prior to this round, Paktor had raised $12M in funding. ... s-mnc.html

Snap Interactive's AYI Is Now FirstMet

MARKETWIRED - Mar 7 - Snap Interactive has rebranded AYI, the company's flagship dating platform and one of the first dating apps to integrate with Facebook. FirstMet's apps are both newly rebuilt from the ground up with a more streamlined back-end infrastructure. FirstMet App targets singles over 35. ... stmet.html


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Elevated Careers To Debut On March 30

SHRM.ORG - Mar 10 - Starting March 30, eHarmony hopes to do for careers what it has done for dating: help people make the perfect match. eHarmony has been working on the career-matching site for more than two years now. Elevated Careers will pair applicants and jobs based not just on skills and qualifications but also cultural fit and the personality traits. ... ch-30.html

Match Group's Investors Filed Lawsuit To Recover Losses

OCTA FINANCE - Mar 8 - An investor who purchased Match Group shares filed a lawsuit in Texas against the company over alleged Securities Laws violations in connection with the IPO. Last November Match Group conducted its IPO, selling ~33M shares at $12/share. The shares reached as high as $15 on Nov 20, 2015. On Feb 2, 2016, Match disclosed that its Q4 net income declined from $48.27M in Q4 2014 to $35.59M in Q4 2015. Shares declined to as low as $8.75/share on Feb 4, 2016. ... osses.html


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

Tinder Lets Users Play Matchmakers

CNET - Mar 5 - Tinder has unveiled a new feature that allows members to play Cupid by sharing profiles of potential matches with their friends. When users see someone in the app they think a friend might like, they tap the "share" button and the app will fire off a link to their friends. ... utton.html

DateTix Surpasses Tinder In Hong Kong

FINFEED - Mar 11 - The recently launched dating app DateTix has seen ~7K downloads since the start in February. The app has now surpassed Tinder in the Hong Kong iOS store, consistently ranked in the top 5. DTX is not just for dating but for serious relationships. DTX's strategy is establish a presence in Hong Kong before moving into China. ... -kong.html


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"The Inner Circle" Exclusive Dating App To Launch In NYC Next

MANAGEMENT TODAY - Mar 11 - The Inner Circle is an 'exclusive', invitation only dating platform, aiming for successful and ambitious members. Three of The Inner Circle's seven employees pore over the waiting lists to determine whether users make the cut. Co-founders David Vermeulen, Michael Krayenhoff and Serge Samusya initially rolled out the platform in Amsterdam in 2012, and The Inner Circle now has networks in London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm. New York is next on the agenda. Currently the app has 90K members across Europe. Vermeulen says it was profitable in three months. Turnover for its first year was L215K. Two years later turnover reached L1m with a profit of L172K. ... -next.html

Bumble Launches BFF, A Feature To Find New Friends

TECH CRUNCH - Mar 5 - Bumble, the dating app where girls make the first move, has released an update with a new feature, called BFF. It lets users use the same swiping and matching algorithms for friendship instead of dating. Users have not only been requesting the feature, but have already been using the platform for that purpose, the company explained. ... iends.html


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