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SparkNetworks Q1, 2014 Results: Revenue Down 3%, Loss $2.9M

OPW - May 15 - Q1 '14 revenue was $16.6M, a decrease of 4% YOY. Net loss was $2.9M, same as in the year ago period. The number of paying subscribers also decreased 3% YOY. The company is now focusing on profitability, according to its CEO, Greg Liberman. ... s-29m.html

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MARKETWIRED - May 21 - iHookup Social has released its Q1 '14 financial report. Monthly revenue grew at an annual rate of 25%, downloads grew 124% month over month, and registered users totaled ~138K. The company posted $911K net loss for Q1. According to CEO Robert Rositano Jr., the company will continue to focus on user acquisition, with a current goal of 250K. ... cials.html


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Coffee Meets Bagel Replaces Twilio With Own IM

TECH CRUNCH - May 23 - Coffee Meets Bagel released a major update today, which ended its use of Twilio for messaging in favor of its own IM. The feature retains its 7-day expiry. CMB has found that users who exchange texts within the first 24 hrs are more likely to exchange phone numbers and were chatting at 2.6x the volume of those who didn’t, so the update gives them more control over this experience. The company has raised $2.8M in funding. ... wn-im.html

Moovz Secures $1.4M In New Funding

TECHINASIA – May 23 – Moovz has secured a new $1.4M round, bringing total funding to $2.4M since launch last October. The Israel-based startup is a location-based flirting app for gay males. The app has over 70K users, up from 30K in February. Moovz has seen 15M chats, 9M comments, and 500K image uploads. The app is most popular in the Philippines, followed by Mexico, the US, and Brazil. ... nding.html


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Cupid Posts Loss, Exec Pay Plummets

HERALD SCOTLAND – May 23 – Cupid posted a pre-tax loss of L8M for 2013 after a profit of L9.2m in 2012. Former CEO Bill Dobbie took home L199K for his 11 months CEO tenure in 2013, compared to L596K in 2012. His replacement, Phil Gripton received a salary of L18,750, benefits of L1,300 and a L50,000 bonus, totaling just over L70,000 in compensation for December 2013. ... mmets.html

PlentyofFish Hit By DDoS Attack

TECH CRUNCH – May 20 – PlentyofFish was the victim of a DSoS attack that affected ~1M users for 5 hours. The 40 GBps attack, which affected the company's website and mobile apps, was much larger than the 8 GBps attack which took offline last month. The attacker demanded $2k to stop the attack. POF has successfully mitigated the attack and is back online. ... ttack.html


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THE MOTLEY FOOL - May 22 - IAC, parent company of Match Group, has seen its stock up ~30% in the past 12 months, and 300% since 2009. IAC's Q1 revenue was $740M, with Match Group accounting for $211, and Search & Applications netting $398M. Match Group revenue grew 9% in Q1. Domestic sales were up 7%, international up 12%. The number of people who have tried a dating product grew by ~20%, Match believes that will lead to 20% growth in the company in the next 5 years. ... tment.html

Experian Hitwise Rankings: POF Back At #1

OPW - May 16 - We have just updated Experian Hitwise USA online dating rankings. POF is #1 again with 14% of market share, moving Zoosk down to #2 with 11.5% of market share, followed by (9% of market share). ... -at-1.html


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