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Matchpool Launches Cryptocurrency-Powered Dating Platform In Alpha
FINANCE MAGNATES - July 13 - Matchpool raised $5.73M in just over a day to fund its blockchain-based 'Slack Meets Tinder' matchmaking platform. The Matchpool platform allows anyone to create shared interest groups called 'pools', similar to Slack Channels, and be rewarded for making connections among friends or users of similar interests. While dating is the initial use case presented by Matchpool, the developers say that the platform can be used for anything from business to health to education networking.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... alpha.html
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Hinge Is Available On Android
MASHABLE - July 11 - Hinge did a total relaunch in October and since then has only been available on iOS. Hinge says they are now seeing fewer connections, but there are more chats happening and numbers being exchanged. They report that a "like" is now 20 times more likely to turn into an IRL date that it was on the old app. The Android app should make it easier for international users to access the apps.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... droid.html
Bumble Launches SuperSwipe And In-app Currency
TECH CRUNCH - July 13 - Bumble's new SuperSwipe feature is similar to Tinder's Super Like button, which launched in late 2015. At the time Tinder said that conversations initiated with a Super Like lasted an average of 70% longer than other conversations. To let users pay for this new feature, Bumble is launching Bumble Coins. Priced at $0.99 each with a discount for buying in bulk, these coins will become the official in-app currency to pay for SuperSwipes, as well as additional paid features that the dating app will be launching before the end of the year.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... rency.html
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Swedish Dating App Happy Pancake Set To Challenge Tinder In Europe
DIGITAL.DI.SE - July 11 - Swedish dating site called Happy Pancake is planning to expand into Europe with its newly launched dating app. Happy Pancake launched 10 years ago, and claims 700K registered members with SEK 0.5M profit. The revenue increased 20% YOY to SEK 21.6M ($2.6M).http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... urope.html
OKCupid Allows Photo Commenting
OKCUPID BLOG - July 12 - Photo commenting is now available to everyone on OKCupid. It is easy to use. When users are on someone's profile and they see a photo they like they can say something about? it which creates a new opportunity to connect with someone.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... nting.html
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Badoo Lets Users Search For Celebrity Lookalikes
THE NEXT WEB - July 11 - Badoo has a new feature that lets users search for people who resemble celebrities. Unsurprisingly, Kim Kardashian-West and Justin Bieber made the cut as some of the most-searched celebrities. But the biggest surprise of all is: people are actually looking to date men that resemble Donald Trump. The feature is set to roll out to users in the coming weeks.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... likes.html
Snap Interactive Rolls Out "50more" Nationwide
ACCESSWIRE - July 12 - Snap Interactive, a provider of live video social networking and interactive dating apps, is rolling out its newest platform, 50more, a dating site targeting adults 50+. SNAP has achieved significant pre-launch adoption and engagement on 50more and claims 10K registered users with 7.5K matches.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... nwide.html
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