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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:39 pm 

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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend the Mobile Dating Conference: http://www.internetdatingconference.com
- June 5-6 in Beverly Hills (Video review : http://youtu.be/awXZE03i-i0 )
- September 8-9 in Cologne Germany
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
- Mobile news app: http://idate2014.com/idate-industry-app.php



Chinese Dating App, Momo, To File For IPO

WSJ - May 9 - Beijing Momo Technology is working with banks including Morgan Stanley MS and Credit Suisse Group on a U.S. listing that could happen later this year. Momo has grown rapidly since its 2011 launch. As of January it had ~35M MAU. It began as a dating and hookup app, but over the past year became a platform to help people with shared interests connect in locales across China. Momo was recently valued at ~$2B in a private fundraising.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... r-ipo.html

Snap Interactive Q1 Results: Revenue $3.3M/Loss $900K

PR NEWSWIRE - May 6 - Q1 2014 revenues increased 10% to $3.3M from $3M in Q4, 2013. Net loss was $900K, compared with net loss of $200K in Q1, 2013.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -900k.html


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LoveStruck Wants To Raise New Funding Via InvestingZone

CROWDFUNDINSIDER - May 7 - InvestingZone, the equity crowdfunding platform, will be helping Lovestruck.com raise capital to fuel its international expansion. The company is looking to raise ~L800K. LoveStruck.com connects urban professionals who live or work nearby via web and mobile. Founded in 2006 in UK, Lovestruck claims ~150K subscribers. The company also operates in Hong Kong and Singapore, which are now responsible for a third of total revenues.

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

Soon Brands Will Run Ads On Tinder

CLICKZ - May 5 - Moving forward, Tinder will employ native advertising as part of its overall strategy to monetize the app. Earlier this year, Tinder allowed select brands to create fake profiles on the app. Fox promoted its series The Mindy Project by creating profiles of Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina's characters.

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


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Match.com Claims 1 Million Babies

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - May 5 - 1 Million babies have been born to couples who met via Match.com as the site announce a scholarship contest. Match.com is offering a $50K college scholarship to a 13- to 20-year-old whose parents or stepparents hooked up via the site. Children must submit short videos in the next two months describing their parents' love story. The general public will then choose the best of 10 finalists through Facebook and Twitter.

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

Skout Partners With Nixter To Help People Find Parties To Go To

VENTURE BEAT - May 2 - Skout has acquired Nixter, a small startup with an app that helps people find nightclubs. Together, they are launching NightLifeGraph.com aimed at helping nightclub promoters sell tickets and manage their guest lists. Skout has been profitable for the past six months and is adding 1.5M new users each month. Skout's users are young urban dwellers looking for something to do and someone to do it with. Nixter was founded in 2008 by two pairs of brothers who were working as nightclub promoters. NightLifeGraph.com is free for nightclubs and makes money by charging consumers: For instance, it tacks a $1.54 surcharge onto a $10 ticket. Location-based advertising could be another source of revenue.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... go-to.html


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Investor Kestrel Bought More Shares In Cupid

THE SCOTSMAN - May 3 - Kestrel Opportunities fund bought 1.4M shares to increase its stake to ~14.5%. The increase in Kestrel’s stake comes after Toscafund recently sold its entire 16% holding in Cupid.

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

Snap Interactive Announces 20% Subscriber Growth

PR NEWSWIRE - May 2 - Snap Interactive, the developer and owner of AYI.com, announced April subscriber growth. Active subscriber count increased 20% YTD from ~78K as of Dec 31, 2013 to ~ 93K as of April 30, 2014. New subscription transactions increased 42% YTD.

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


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Online Personals Watch newsfeed: http://twitter.com/internet_dating
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The business conference for the dating industry @ InternetDatingConference.com

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Conference Organiser, Marc Lesnick, info@idate2014.com, 212-722-1744

Online Personals Watch, www.onlinepersonalswatch.com or opw1.com

Editor: Mark Brooks, mark@onlinepersonalswatch.com, 212-444-1636

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