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Cupid Plc's 2013 Annual Results

OPW - Apr 2 - 2013 has been a challenging year for Cupid plc with negative press on both Cupid and the online dating industry. In July Cupid completed the disposal of the casual assets removing ~70% of their revenue. Revenues including discontinued operations fell 31% to L56.1M (FY 2012: L80.9M) and adjusted EBITDA fell to L0.5M. Stripping out the discontinued operations, revenue for the continuing business was flat at L26.6M (FY 2012: L26.7M). ... sults.html

Wyldfire Fuels Up For Launch

PR.COM - Apr 4 - Wyldfire, a new dating app where women invite men, raises 100K to make dating better for women. The Wyldfire app is currently in beta, and is projected to launch in San Francisco by mid-April 2014. ... aunch.html


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OkCupid 'Satisfied' With News Of Mozilla CEO's Resignation

MASHABLE - Apr 3 - Count OkCupid among those celebrating the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich on Thursday. OKCupid protested Mozilla on Monday by discouraging users to visit its site via Firefox because Brendan Eich is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. ... ation.html

Tinder Hacked By Bots Promoting “Castle Clash” Game

TECH CRUNCH - Apr 2 - A number of Tinder users report being matched with fake profiles of women, who are actually automated bots promoting a mobile game called “Castle Clash.” It’s unclear who is behind these fake accounts, though of course the app developer,, is immediately suspect. ... -game.html


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Ashley Madison Settles Lawsuit Against Victoria Milan Over Use Of ‘Shush’ Image

OPW – Apr 2 – Avid Life Media, the company that operates, recently settled a 16-month lawsuit against Digisec, the Swedish company that runs competitor, over the alleged violation of Avid’s intellectual property rights. The primary complaint of the suit, filed in October 2012, involved Digisec’s alleged trade dress violations for use of Ashley Madison’s “shush image,” which depicts a woman with her finger pressed against her lips. Digisec later filed a counter suit during deliberations. ... image.html

iHookup Partners With Sprylogics To Integrate The Poynt-Enabled SDK

CNW - Mar 28 - The Poynt-Enabled implementation will allow iHookup users to search, discover, view, discuss and share movies, restaurants, videos, low gas prices and local events, while they are interacting with each other. ... d-sdk.html


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How To Make Money Off The Online Dating Boom

CNBC - Mar 29 - A recent report by Topeka Capital Markets finds that the combination of tough economic times, a rise in the number of singles, social media and mobile technology is causing a resurgence in the online dating business. In a recent Pew Internet survey, 59% of Americans consider online dating a good way to meet people compared with 44% in 2005. 112M people in the U.S. are single (47%), up from 42% in 1994, according to the Census Bureau. "There are few stand-out investment opportunities these days," said Mark Brooks, an Internet dating industry consultant. Leading the pack is Analysts recommends investors to purchase shares of IAC in anticipation of a spinoff. "In general, I would recommend mobile and social and large dating sites. Everything else is humdrum," said Brooks. Mobile technology is another driver of industry growth. ... -boom.html

There Is So Little Privacy On Indian Dating Sites

FORBES - Apr 2 - In India, marriage sites list details such as blood type, exact day and minute of birth, photos, annual income, HIV status and more. The person sharing all this intimate data is often not the prospective bride or groom. At, ~30% of the 30M listings come from siblings and parents. Some Indian sites do not even require creating a profile before accessing details about others. ... sites.html


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