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Mandy Ginsberg Is Now CEO Of

PR NEWSWIRE - Apr 18 - is an online education solution which was acquired by IAC in January 2013. Mandy previously served as CEO of U.S. George Cigale,'s founder, will remain as Founder and Chairman. Amarnath Thombre, former Chief Strategy Officer, will assume Ginsberg's responsibilities as President of Match, North America. ... orcom.html

New Facebook Dating App Available Only To UGA

REDANDBLACK - Apr 18 - New Facebook dating app SetMeUp is finding a love interest through peoples’ interests and mutual friends. Wadhwani, co-founder and CEO of SetMeUp, came up with the idea in 2007 after being inspired while on the UGA campus. Wadhwani is opening the app to UGA students first as a trial run. No one knows who is using the app other than the people connecting with each other. People simply download the app onto Facebook, select friends and search through mutual friends based on compatibility. ... -uga-.html


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Iceland Dating App: “Bump The App Before You Bump In Bed”

WORDLCRUNCH - Apr 18 - Iceland is an island in the far north of Europe, just south of the Arctic Circle, known for musical talents Bjork and Sigur Ros and popular crime writer Arnaldur Indridason. Everyone in Iceland is related. Every Icelander that is in a relationship is actually dating a relative. Three engineers from the Sad Engineer Studios have created an app for quickly identifying the familial connection of someone else. Using “bump technology,” Icelanders can just bump their phones together to access the “Islendingabok” (Book of of Icelanders) database that lists genealogy information about every single Icelander and find out how closely related they are. ... n-bed.html

Tallygram, OkCupid’s Foray Into Friend Finding On Facebook, Hits The Deadpool

TECH CRUNCH - Apr 17 - Tallygram, a Facebook-based friend-finding app created by OkCupid, has shut down, saying that the community never grew large enough to sustain the site. The site launched in November 2012. Existing users have an option to export their data from the service by May 15. ... dpool.html


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Singles Love Meeting Through Friends On AYI

PR NEWSWIRE - Apr 16 - 1.5M connections have been made in the weeks since AYI (AreYouInterested?) launched its new 'Friends of Friends' feature for singles to meet new people through mutual friends in March 2013. With more than half of singles claiming to have had a bad experience with online dating, and 58% of persons reporting meeting someone online who lied in their profile, 63% of singles say they'd prefer to have a friend in common when meeting someone online. According to AYI, women from the US are 64% more likely to interact with a man on AYI when there is a mutual friend in common. ... n-ayi.html

FriendFinder Reports 2012 Financial Results

PR NEWSWIRE - Apr 2 - Q4 2012 revenue was $74.5M. Net loss was $9.6M. Revenue for the year 2012 was $314.4M. Net Loss $49.4M. "Our marketing spend has resulted in improved operating margins and 15% YOY increase in conversion of members to subscribers," said Anthony Previte, CEO. "We have also experienced additional operational success as a result of our recent consolidation of our General Audience and Mobile segments", he said. ~30% of Adult Dating members and 20% of Live Interactive members registered via mobile devices. ... sults.html


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eHarmony Moves From Dating To Job Matches

THE STAR - Apr 16 - eHarmony is planning to extend its services to match employers with people looking for a job. It expects to launch the service in the U.S. in June with the Canada following soon after. eHarmony VP Grant Langston says it could take up to a year to iron out the complexities. He says his company’s “secret sauce” is research that helps determine what types of people fit best for the long term. When employers post a job on eHarmony, job seekers in the database will be matched to that job and both parties will be notified. They can review each others’ profile and communicate online before meeting face-to-face. It is not yet clear who would pay for the service or how much it would cost. ... tches.html

OKCupid Partners With Coinbase For Accepting Digital Currency

THE NEXT WEB - Apr 16 - OKCupid is now accepting payments in the digital currency and is the newest addition to the companies to support Bitcoin — which includes Reddit, Mega,, Expensify and others. OKCupid has partnered with Y-Combinator-backed Coinbase, a platform for buying and selling the digital currency, to expand its payment options. ... rency.html



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