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eHarmony's Elevated Careers Would Contribute 60% Of The Revenue

REUTERS - Aug 31 - With surveys showing 70% of Americans are unhappy with their jobs, Neil Clark Warren thinks that matching personalities can work in the recruitment industry. "Nobody has really matched personalities in terms of the applicant and the supervisor. That's not something that LinkedIn or Monster do," Warren said, explaining eHarmony's plans to get into the employment industry. eHarmony plans to launch its recruitment service - Elevated Careers - in 2016, and expects the business to contribute ~60% of the company's revenue within three years. eHarmony expects revenue to be between $275M and $350M this year. ... venue.html

Parship And ElitePartner Will Remain Independent For Now

DIE WELT - Aug 30 - Parship and ElitePartner, two German dating sites that were bought by Oakley Capital, won't be merged. "We will see later how the companies can work together. Our intention is to maintain both brands and to sharpen their profile," said Parship CEO Tim Schiffers. ... r-now.html


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Ads On Can Let Hackers Hold Computers For Ransom

WASHINGTON TIMES - Sep 4 - Members of UK were warned by security experts about a virus from an add on's UK portal. The add contained code that can let hackers to take control of a victim’s computer and hold it for ransom. Match temporarily suspended advertising on its U.K. site. ... ansom.html

Are Lyft Line And UberPool The New Tinder?

RECODE.NET - Sep 4 - Carpool versions of Uber and Lyft, called UberPool and Lyft Line, can be used as speed dating. Although passengers have no control over whom they’re partnered with, there’s a high-enough density of single people in a city like San Francisco that occasional romantic interludes happen. Fidelix, a Lyft driver, claims two-thirds of the rides he gives have romantic intrigue. ... inder.html


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BAE Is A New Dating App For Black Singles

ATLANTA BLACK STAR - Sep 4 - BAE (Before Anyone Else) is a new mobile dating app that caters specifically to African-American singles. The founders launched the app at Howard University in April, and received ~17K downloads in its first month, outperforming an early Tinder. Potential suitors can only engage via chat if there is a match. Members are also limited to viewing 30 photos every eight hours, and an algorithm tracks user behavior in order to predict compatibility. ... ngles.html

Ashley Madison Courted Several Buyers Before Hack

REUTERS - Aug 28 - Ashley Madison has been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the hack, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers. CEO Noel Biderman was trying to secure a meeting with IAC. "They would be crazy not to speak with us," wrote Biderman in February this year. But one IAC director replied: "They don't want it." The emails also show that Avid Life came close to selling itself at least three times in 2012. ... -hack.html


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Russian-speaking Hackers Breach 97 Websites

IDG NEWS - Aug 31 - Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 sites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials. They don't appear to be selling the data just yet. Many of the sites appear to have database flaws known as SQL injection flaws. ... sites.html

Dating Venture Truly Madly Goes App-only

TECH CIRCLE - Sep 2 - Indian dating service Truly Madly has stopped registrations and dating activities on its website. 98% of its members were using the site on their mobiles. Truly Madly was started in February 2014 by Dhingra, Sachin Bhatia and Rahul Kumar. The startup raised ~$5.6M in Series A funding from early stage investors Helion Venture Partners and Kae Capital in March this year. ... -only.html


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