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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

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Match Group Names Mandy Ginsberg To Succeed Greg Blatt As CEO

PRNEWSWIRE - Aug 2 - Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group Americas is going to be CEO of Match Group, effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Ginsberg will succeed Greg Blatt, who will remain in his role as Chairman and CEO of Match Group through the end of the year, and will stay on as CEO of Tinder until a replacement is named. Match Group also announced its Q2 2017 financial results. Revenue was $310M, a 12% increase from the prior year quarter, driven by 15% growth in Average PMC to 6.1M. Average PMC at Tinder exceeded 2M for the first time, an 86% increase over the prior year quarter.

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Paktor's M17 Raised $40M

TECH IN ASIA - Aug 3 - M17, an entity that includes Singaporean dating app Paktor, has raised $40M. M17 has an in-house team producing entertainment content spanning music, commentary, and reality television shows, and aims to be an interactive multimedia platform. The company scouts for original content creators like livestreamers, music producers, and celebrities.

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Snap Interactive To Accept Bitcoin

ACCESSWIRE - July 31 - Snap Interactive plans to begin accepting the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as a payment option on Camfrog and Tinychat apps in early August, with further expansion plans in the near future.

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Friendable To Spin-Off New Live Streaming App

MARKETWIRED - Aug 3 - Fan Pass is Friendable's latest mobile app, developed to provide live streaming video so that fans can watch exclusive back-stage and uncensored video content of their favorite celebrity or performing artist. The Company launched its first mobile app in late 2013 as a location based dating app (iHookup Social) that eventually found its niche as a social networking app now known as Friendable.

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OKCupid Removes Decade-old Workaround For Its Paid Version

ARSTECHNICA - July 28 - OKCupid users no longer see the "visitors" tab, an "A-list" feature that OKCupid introduced in 2009. Among other features, this automatically informs users whenever someone tapped "like" on their profile, even if they haven't "liked" them back. Those who opt not to pay for A-List had a different path towards this kind of discovery: the free "visitors" tab, which listed every user who looked at their profile. In short, a user could look through and see who looked at them. But as of today, OKCupid now only has one option to reveal that information: A-List subscriptions, which cost $19.95 per month or $59.70 as a six-month bundle.

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Valued At $7 Million, Gay.com Domain Donated To LA LGBT Center

NEWNOWNEXT - Aug 5 - Video chat company VS Media donated the domain name Gay.com to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The domain name was valued at $6.9M by its previous ownership. Founded in 1969, the LA LGBT Center is the city's premier LGBT advocacy organization. Gay.com is still in the process of transferring to its new ownership and still displays NSFW content. VS Media, which acquired the domain in 2016, was known for its cam site Flirt4Free. Previous owners include PlanetOut and Here Media.

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Jack'd App Improves Location Security

ABOUT NEWS - Aug 1 - In response to rising LGBT hate crimes since the 2016 US Election (25% increase), the gay dating app Jack'd has heightened security with new features including one that blurs the GPS of its members. Before the launch of the blurring feature, Jack'd had disabled location sharing in countries where homosexuality was illegal. The blurring now allows these men to safely use GPS technology to find nearby men. It adds a rounding error to the member's coordinates so that other men are given a general idea of their whereabouts without pinpointing their exact location. Even Jack'd's servers do not know the exact location of members.

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After Live Streaming Success, Momo Looks To More Video Offerings

CHINAFILMINSIDER - Aug 1 - After success in live streaming followed by an impressive user growth and steady profits during nine consecutive quarters, Momo is looking to make more room for innovation in live videos. Momo's latest update introduced new features: one-on-one ("Fast chat") and group ("Party") video streaming as well as new options for playing Werewolf, one of China's most popular party games.

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