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IAC Q1 Results: Dating Revenue Up 2%
IAC - Apr 29 - The Match Group Q1 revenue increased 13% YOY to $239.2M. Dating revenue increased 2% YOY to $201M. The number of paid subscribers in the dating sector increased 16% YOY from 3.6M to ~4.7M globally. Greg Blatt, Chairman of the Match Group, did not disclose Tinder’s paid subscribers and MAU on the IAC earning call but says Tinder's MAU growth continues to be solid. The Match Group operating income decreased 36% YOY ($25.9M) driven by increased marketing spend.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... -up-2.html
Analysts: 250K Users Paid For Tinder Plus, Generating $3M In Q1
NY POST - Apr 30 - The number of paying subscribers to MatchGroup dating sites topped 4M in the most recent quarter. That’s an increase of ~500K subscribers in the quarter. More than half of that gain came from new subscriptions to Tinder Plus, execs said. Cowen & Co. reckons 276K Tinder Plus subscriptions have been sold since the March 2 launch, generating ~$3M in revenue.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... in-q1.html
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Former Executives From RSVP Launch New Dating Site For India’s Booming Singles Market
OPW - May 1 - Lija Wilson was a brand manager at RSVP, the top dating site in Australia and worked for Fairfax Digital for 5 years. Nikhil Jain ran marketing for RSVP. Now they've teamed up to start an Indian dating service called Troozi, which just passed 100k members. Here's our first ever op-ed. - Mark Brookshttp://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... arket.html
Shaadi.com 'Cares' For Marital Social Issues
DAIJIWORLD - May 1 - After the success of Angry Brides online game in 2012, Indian matchmaking service Shaadi.com has launched Shaadi Cares, a social initiative to raise awareness of martial abuse and help the victims. To tackle issues related to dowry, shaadi.com has simultaneously launched its ‘How much dowry are you worth?’ online social initiative.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... ssues.html
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The Inner Circle Launches Apple Watch App
PRESS RELEASE - Apr 29 - The Inner Circle, the UK high end dating site for successful and aspirational singles, is now available on Apple Watch.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... h-app.html
Spark, A Dating App Used In Tube, Is Growing
THE NORTHERN ECHO - Apr 29 - David Marsden and Gabriel Sharp have launched "Spark", a dating app designed to be used on the tube. Using a new, low energy Bluetooth rather than data connection, the app could be used where there’s no WiFi or phone signal, while preserving battery life. User sends one free Spark a day and the recipient only receives it once the two have parted ways, they then have 24 hours to respond. Spark has already attracted 10K users since its launch in March. David and Gabriel spent two weeks handing out flyers at Tube stations.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... wing-.html
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Tinder Will Get Webby Award
AFP - Apr 28 - Webby Awards, the online equivalent of the Oscars, honors websites and online services in categories including entertainment, education, humor and news. The winners will be honored at the 19th Annual Webby Awards ceremony on Monday, May 18. Tinder got the "breakout of the year" Webby.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... award.html
Match Introduces App For The Apple Watch
PR NEWSWIRE - Apr 24 - Features within the new Apple Watch app include: In Discover - users can review and rate their matches from their writs, Send messages - users can tap the microphone to use voice-to-text dictation to compose emails.http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... atch-.html
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