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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:44 pm 

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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

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The Meet Group - Geoff Cook
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eHarmony Skills Coming To Amazon's Alexa

CBS NEWS - Sep 6 - Amazon is teaming up with eHarmony to enable a new skill for its "Alexa" artificial intelligence voice-activated speaker: matchmaker. "The eHarmony skill for Alexa advises singles on matches who are compatible and sent messages," said the dating app's CEO, Grant Langston. Once the app is open users can ask Alexa to read messages, look for matches, see who viewed their profiles and even display photos (the latter is only if they have the Echo Show, which includes a screen.)

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... alexa.html

Aussies Lose $25M To Online Dating Scams A Year

HUFFINGTON POST - Sep 5 - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) eighth annual report on scam activity revealed that dating and romance scams had led to $25.5M in financial losses. In 2016, the ACCC began a pilot program with companies from the banking and financial services industry, telecommunications sector, and social media companies such as Apple and Facebook, to share information to improve scam prevention.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -year.html


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Evolve Joins HubSpot

GLOBE NEWSWIRE - Aug 28 - Evolve, a mobile technology and machine learning company, has joined HubSpot. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Evolve App provides advice in love, powered by machine learning. It uncovers hidden patterns in an individual's dating and relationship history, and gives them intelligent advice in their love life. HubSpot is a leading inbound marketing and sales platform.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... bspot.html

Tinder Is Now The Top Grossing App

AFP - Sep 3 - Tinder has just become the top-grossing app in Apple's online shop after it officially rolled-out a new "Gold" service with features including the ability of subscribers to see who out there has "liked" them. Tinder Gold made its debut at $4.99 a month.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... g-app.html


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We've integrated with dating sites, so we know your business and how to make this work.

The Meet Group Appoints Mr. Bedi A. Singh To Its Board Of Directors

BUSINESS WIRE - Sep 5 - Mr. Singh brings ~25 years of public company operating and financial experience to The Meet Group, most recently in his former role as CFO of News Corporation.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ctors.html

One Third Of Brits Use Dating Apps While In A Relationship

DAILYSTAR.CO.UK - Sep 5 - Nearly one in three Brits use dating apps even when they have a partner. 46% of men check out other women's profiles. And one in five women browse the sites in secret. Both men and women said "boredom" was behind their straying.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... nship.html


Kount - Boost sales. Beat fraud.
With the recent data breaches of several online dating sites and millions of credit card numbers and personal information being released, your company's fraud strategy will likely be tested. Join us for a 30-minute discussion where we'll cover fraud prevention strategies and technologies specific to the online dating space. http://info.kount.com/webinar/kount-for ... ing-social

The World Of Modern Matchmaking

INSIDER - Sep 8 - Modern matchmaking companies like Tawkify, OkSasha, and Three Day Rule are reinventing an old tradition. They use technology like algorithms, but also emphasize the importance of in-person connections. Tawkify is a network of "dating concierges" that runs extensive data analyses on every date they arrange whose services range from $99 to $6K per year. Sasha Silberberg, founder of Bay Area matchmaking company OkSasha, began filling up her "match book" catalogue of singles while working as a Lyft driver. Silberberg, who declined to share her rate but reportedly charges $1K or more for a range of services, believes that meeting in person is crucial both for her as a matchmaker to get a feel for her clients, and for the clients themselves to assess someone's compatibility based on more than a short profile. Talia Goldstein got her start as a matchmaker by planning singles events. When they began to draw crowds of over 600 people in LA, she left her job as producer at E! Entertainment in 2013 to found Three Day Rule and pursue matchmaking full-time. Three Day Rule uses facial recognition software to determine someone's type. They ask clients to submit photos of their exes and run the images through their database in search of matches with similar facial structures.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... aking.html

This Is Who Marries Whom, Based On What One Does For A Living

FLOWING DATA - Aug 30 - People typically gravitate towards others who can relate or live a similar lifestyle, which is often reflected in choice of occupation. How people with different occupations match up can say something about how personalities are compatible. See the interactive chart, based on data from the American Community Survey from 2015.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... iving.html


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