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The OPW/iDate Weekly News Summary.

- Attend iDate January 25-February 1 in Miami: http://www.idate2016.com
- Stay informed. http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com
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Match Group Higher Following IPO

SEEKING ALPHA - Nov 19 - After pricing its 33.3M share IPO at $12, Match Group opened at $13.50 and is now at $13.10, up 9.2%.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... g-ipo.html

Gay Dating App Blued Plans IPO

GAYSTAR NEWS - Nov 12 - The CEO of Blued, the world's biggest gay dating app, says he would like to see his company make a stock market launch in the next five years. Based in China, Blued has 3M daily active users. By comparison, Grindr has 2M daily users. Blued soon expects to close its third fundraising round. The fundraising is expected to raise $50 to $100M.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-ipo.html


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Online Buddies Has A New CEO

OPW - Nov 23 - Online Buddies has appointed Hector Camacho as their new CEO. Hector worked with Online Buddies for 5 years as their Director of Advertising from 2007 thru 2012. Now he's back as their CEO, after the CEO of 8 years Adam Segel left the company in April. Online Buddies runs Manhunt, and the gay dating apps Jack'd and Dandy.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... w-ceo.html

Momo Q3 Results: Revenue Up 204%

QLOBE NEWSWIRE - Nov 19 - Net revenues increased 204% YOY to $37.5M. (Membership subscription revenue $16M, mobile games revenues $9.5M, mobile marketing revenues $10.8M). Net loss was $0.8M, compared to $14.6M for the same period last year. Monthly Active Users were 73M in Sep 2015, an increase of 21.3% YOY. Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... p-204.html


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Dating App Happn Is Adding 1.2M Users A Month

BUSINESS INSIDER - Nov 21 - Mobile dating app Happn is growing like crazy and is rolling out new features including voice messages. The app, which launched in Paris in 2014, connects people who have crossed paths in real life. Happn now has 8M users worldwide. The app is gaining 1.2M users a month.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... month.html

eHarmony Launches In Spanish

BUSINESSWIRE - Nov 19 - eHarmony's latest move in its strategy to grow in new markets globally is the development of eHarmony.com/espanol. The new Spanish site will serve the 37% of eHarmony’s bilingual users who speak Spanish as well as a growing demographic of online daters in Latin America and beyond. eHarmony is already available in Singapore, the UK and Australia.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... anish.html


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JDate And ChristianMingle Get Makeovers

MARKETWIRED - Nov 18 - Spark Networks' JDate and ChristianMingle have both been redesigned to debut sleek new appearances, improve back-end platforms, and provide easier-to-use functionality.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... overs.html

Somewhat Disastrous Interview With Tinder's CEO

STANDARD.CO.UK - Nov 18 - On Friday, Tinder's parent company, The Match Group, is due to float on the New York stock exchange. Analysts believe the app, which launched in 2012, has ~80M users worldwide and records 1.8B "swipes" a day. It is reported that Rad owns ~10% of the company. He admits he's "addicted" to Tinder - "every other week I fall in love with a new girl" - but right now is single. He is not interested in beautiful women though. "I need an intellectual challenge," he says. Tinder is launching an education and workplace add-on that will helps users identify their intellectual equals. Rad is still upset about Vanity Fair article, accusing Tinder of heralding the "dawn of the dating apocalypse". "Our research shows 80% of users are looking for a long-term meaningful relationship," he said.

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/new ... s-ceo.html


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