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FlikMedia Acquires Flikdate
PR NEWSWIRE - Aug 4 - FlikMedia (formerly Crossbox) has acquired Flikdate through a merger transaction. Flikdate has developed a mobile video speed dating app. FlikMedia wants to be a platform for video based interaction and communication, well beyond the internet dating industry.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... kdate.html
Zoosk Launches New Date Feedback Feature
BUSINESSWIRE - Aug 8 - Zoosk is launching Date Feedback, a new feature that will solicit feedback from members about the success of offline dates. Date Feedback will prompt users to provide feedback on how their conversation with this member has progressed, and whether the two expect to go on an in-person date. By collecting this feedback, Zoosk will gain knowledge into which online introductions were successful in reaching the offline world and why.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ture-.html
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CEO Of eHarmony: Tinder Is Superficial And Will Never Work
BUSINESS INSIDER - Aug 7 - Neil Clark Warren, the CEO of eHarmony, is not too fond of apps like Tinder. "It doesn't work," he said. "They're depending on superficial almost accidental compatibility. Compatibility is a serious matter, and it's very deep and very important to figure out. The companies are just trying to throw something out there that makes money for them."http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -work.html
Cupid Plc Launches Dating Site For Singles 40+
PR NEWSWIRE - Aug 8 - LoveBeginsAt is an exclusive lifestyle and dating platform for 40+ singles looking to find like-minded people. Through a partnership with events planning startup Dishcrawl, members can quickly connect offline.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... es-40.html
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Who's That: New Group Social/Dating App
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL - Aug 7 - Who's That, a mobile dating app that launched four months ago, has garnered ~4,700 users to date. It was first released to students at nine colleges around Boston. Who's That is billed as a social app that matches one group of three friends with another group of three friends with the goal of having them meet up at a local bar. The app makes money by partnering with bars around the city and splitting profits from the drinks the six-person party orders, though the company is still fine-tuning its revenue model.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -app-.html
Dating Without Race
THE ROOT - Aug 8 - Matchmaker and dating coach Paul Carrick Brunson predicts that by 2017, blacks’ per capita usage of mobile dating apps will be higher than that of any other ethnic group. According to a 2010 Pew survey, millennials are very accepting of interracial marriage, with 93% of 18- to 29-year-olds agreeing with the statement, “It is all right for blacks and whites to date each other.” But unless they’re using Meld, a brand-new app meant “exclusively for the African-American professional”, the numbers for black users of online dating tools are relatively low compared with those of other groups. OkCupid’s study “How Race Affects the Messages You Get” found that black users received fewer responses to their overtures overall.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... race-.html
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Oculus Rift Lets Men Rest On Virtual Girlfriend's Lap
DAILYMAIL.CO.UK - Aug 5 - A bizarre pillow shaped like a pair of girls legs coupled with an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now offering hope to men who do not want to spend the evenings alone sitting on the sofa. It was developed by the Japanese development firm Up Frontier. The headset design uses the 360 degrees technology by gaming firm Oculus Rift, which allows the girl and her surroundings to be viewed from all angles. The Oculus Rift company was recently acquired by Facebook and received its early funding via Kickstarter.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-lap.html
eHarmony As A New Jobs Matchmaker
MARKETWATCH - Aug 2 - eHarmony hopes to do for employment what it’s done for marriage, pairing employees with their future bosses. The new service “Elevated Careers by eHarmony" will launch in December. The service will run a new version of its famous compatibility assessment.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... maker.html
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