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Tinder CEO Sean Rad: From Boss, Booted, And Back

FORBES - Oct 9 - Following his demotion by IAC, Rad continued to focus on Tinder's success, by supporting the new CEO, saying,"I saw my role as making sure that person succeeds." Tinder is now up to 10 billion matches (last year the number was 3 billion) with Rad at the helm once again. "We're getting smarter at putting the right people in front of you. There is a higher chance you’ll like them and that's driving the number of matches users get and the quality of matches. We see more matches per user, and longer and deeper conversations. Higher quality connection are getting formed." He notes the success of the new Super Like feature, "users have sent over more than 20M Super Likes. Users are 3x more likely to get a match, and conversations are 70% longer when started from a Super Like." ... -back.html

Social Media Marketing: Zoosk Has The Most Fans, Tinder Is The Most Engaging

DIGIDAY - Oct 8 - According to Unmetric and Socialbakers, two social media analytics firms, Zoosk had the largest Facebook fan base (13M), followed by (827K) and Tinder (369K). Tinder's fan base grew by 56% between Jan and now. Zoosk and maintain the lead on Twitter as well. Zoosk published the greatest number of FB posts, but Tinder had the highest average engagement and the most posts shared by fans. ... aging.html


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Tinder Sparks Legal Battle In Toronto

GLOBE AND MAIL - Oct 11 - Lawyers for Extreme Venture Partners Fund and three of its founders, Ravinder Sharma, Imran Bashir and Kenneth Teslia, filed a claim demanding more than $200M in damages and alleging that two former business partners, Amar Varma and Sundeep Madra, conspired with a Silicon Valley-based friend and former Facebook vice-president Chamath Palihapitiya to hide the interest in Tinder and buy it out from under them. ... ronto.html

Dating App The Grade Launches Peer Review Feature

BUSTLE.COM - Oct 8 - The Grade's Peer Review Feauture will allow users to leave feedback about other users. Based on the feedback, users are assigned a Peer Review grade, which will then be factored into the overall grade that they get via the app. ... ature.html


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AvidLifeMedia Hired Beautiful Women To Be Founders Of Their Niche Dating Sites

FINANCIAL POST - Oct 2 - Noel Biderman's emails indicate that the women who promoted themselves in national media as top executives at Cougar Life, The Big and the Beautiful, and Established Men were hired to attract publicity and new members. In reality they were spokesmodels with most reporters taking them at their word about their executive roles. ... sites.html To Launch Dating App

PRWEB - Oct 5 - Bad Online Dates (BOD), a website that lets users vent about their bad dates experiences, is celebrating its eighth anniversary, and launching a new dating app. The app will be launched with ~100 participants this October in a test market on the West Coast of the US, with a rollout expected across the U.S. in 2016. ... g-app.html


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Veep Dating App Reached 5K Users In One Week

VENTURE BEAT - Oct 5 - Veep is a new meetup/hookup app. The app is free and doesn't require a Facebook profile. "Veep has a unique interest system that lets users search for people based on any combination of their interests and hobbies," says the founder, 19-year-old Hunter Harris. ... -week.html

Dating App Happn Expects To Reach 10M Users

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK - Oct 3 - Happn has just raised $14M. The app launched in Paris in 2014, and claims 6.5M members worldwide with 700K in the UK. It took the company ten months to reach a million users. Now Happn is signing up 1M new users per month, and expects to reach 10M by the end of the year. The app connects people who have crossed paths in real life. The new funding will be used to drive expansion into Asia – with launches planned in Manila, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong – and grow Happn's presence in Europe, South America and the US. While the app is completely free for women, men have to pay to send charms. The company has already been working with car company Fiat on an advertising campaign. ... users.html


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