Saturday, April 22, 2017

NEW LAWSUIT against Match Group, Inc. (OKCupid) in Chicago USA



http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/22/ok-cupid-sued-dead-profiles
Case Number: 17-cv-2988
Case Title: Chad Perkins vs Match Group, Inc.
Assigned Judge: Judge Elaine Bucklo
Filed Date: APRIL/20/2017



Fraud action: OKCupid sets users up with premium access premise, stiffs them on 'viable dating options'
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511106984-fraud-action-okcupid-sets-users-up-with-premium-access-premise-stiffs-them-on-viable-dating-options
http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/RecentlyFiledCase.aspx

A man who paid premiums to access A-list dating prospects, only to find out most were dead ends, is suing the company behind OKCupid, accusing the company of setting him and other users up to get stiffed.
Match Group responded and said the bad profiles were the result of a software bug
.

Please remember:
Match lost a ruling in Chicago in 2013.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/match-just-lost-ruling-in-chicago.html

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/dave-evans-said-match-sent-me-12.html
This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"
 

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html

Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


*** Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. *** ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html
 
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html
 

Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/match-to-focus-on-dating-events-as-it.html 


USA FTC: No more automatic rebilling in USA for Online Dating sites?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/usa-ftc-no-more-automatic-rebilling-in.html

Friday, April 21, 2017

Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???

Match  is using Lara, ‘the girlfriend you wish you had’, to surprise and delight its growing number of online daters.
https://www.marketingweek.com/2017/04/21/match-com-brings-first-messenger-dating-bot-uk/

Please see June 29, 2016:
Meetic launches dating bot on Facebook Messenger ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/meetic-launches-dating-bot-on-facebook.html
Lara or Tom, a true "virtual dating assistant."
Through artificial intelligence, the bot is able to adapt its responses depending on the requests of its interlocutor.
Thus, it will help users in creating their profile and will show singles that match their criteria.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, not more bells and whistles!

The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence. 

The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/dave-evans-said-match-sent-me-12.html
This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html


Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


Please see:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign


Full transcript: Badoo CEO Andrey Andreev on his app's redesign, partnerships, and Bumble
http://uk.businessinsider.com/full-transcript-badoo-ceo-andrey-andreev-on-his-apps-redesign-partnerships-and-bumble-2017-4

The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign, Bumble, and why he won't IPO any time soon
http://www.businessinsider.com/badoo-ceo-andrey-andreev-interview-2017-4

- Badoo has partnered with Bumble, the dating app started by a Tinder cofounder.  TechCrunch reported in 2016 that Badoo is the majority shareholder of Bumble, owning 79% of the company. 
- Badoo has been completely redesigned. The new Badoo that you can see today is just a skeleton for a whole load of amazing, game-changing features that are coming live very soon.
- Badoo does deals with other dating apps — but it isn't looking for acquisitions 

Happn wants to be acquired by Badoo or other company?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/happn-wants-to-be-acquired-by-badoo-or.html

- No IPO for Badoo.


Please remember:
Badoo is in war with Zoosk and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.
Tinder is in big war with Badoo, and can not outperform it.
The mission of Tinder was to kill Badoo, but it seems Tinder is killing Match.
It seems there is an internal war between Tinder and Match App.
If Tinder is cannibalizing Match and Match Group now wants to promote more Match App and not much Tinder because Tinder is not monetizing as expected?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/tinder-launching-or-updating-web.html

My bet: Badoo is in the spyware business, no more than that!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/the-hackers-hacked-badoo-2-june-2016.html


Google (Alphabet Inc.) launched Google Hire, a new job application service.


http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/04/14/google-begins-testing-google-hire-a-new-job.html
http://about.crunchbase.com/news/google-tests-invite-applicant-tracking-tool-google-hire-select-companies/

WayUp: same road as ElevatedCareers? Overpromises first?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/wayup-same-road-as-elevatedcareers.html


February 2016 eHarmony launched ElevatedCareers, for match job seekers with employers but it only overpromised, delivered job matches as a machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-just-closed-elevatedcareers.html
Then closed.


For matching job seekers with employers, the best predictor of job performance is always: personality!!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/ft-articles-bank-hiring-wall-st-turns.html
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happn wants to be acquired by Badoo or other company?


http://www.businessinsider.com/happn-is-getting-paid-subscriptions-and-will-use-ai-to-recommend-matches-2017-4
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2017/04/dating-app-happn-to-introduce-subscriptions.html
"I've been contacted by many companies, including Badoo," Happn CEO said. "Today my concern is not to talk with my competitors about an exit. Today my concern is to build my company."
That is code for "if it can not be profitable, Happn should be sold asap"
To avoid an end ala SmartDate.
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2011/11/smartdate-employees-stiffed-vc-rails-against-ceo.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2011/11/smartdate-forced-to-shut-down.html


Happn in emergency. Plans to reboot next Q2 2017 if it can!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/happn-in-emergency-plans-to-reboot-next.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/stupid-investors-french-social.html

Hinge: A two old months interview where the CEO explains
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/hinge-two-old-months-interview-where.html
he can not beat Tinder and will waste over USD 20 Million ?

Online Dating app Once receives USD5.6 million in funding for its revolutionary concepts in the online dating market.???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/online-dating-app-once-receives-usd56.html



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BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/bi-article-reclusive-ceo-of-dating-app.html

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.

This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"
 https://twitter.com/datinginsider

Please see: 

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html


Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


*** Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. *** ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html

 
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html


USA FTC: No more automatic rebilling in USA for Online Dating sites?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/usa-ftc-no-more-automatic-rebilling-in.html