Monday, September 1, 2014

German Incubator "Epic Companies" GAME OVER?

http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/petobel-entlassungen
http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2014/09/01/epic-companies-keine-zukunft/

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German Incubator "Epic Companies" will be game over soon!
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/mato-peric-erxleben-frenzel-epic-ausscheiden
Perhaps 7 ( unprofitable ? ) companies will dissolve in thin air
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/epic-companies-petobel

Perhaps German Incubator "Rocket Internet AG." will be in the same road next year.
Please see also:
Some analysis and comments about "Frontal21-Doku: Die große Samwer-Show"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/some-analysis-and-comments-about.html
Rocket Internet AG. Q2 2014 financials via AB Kinnevik
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/rocket-internet-ag-q2-2014-financials.html

PAPER A Personalized Recommendation System for NetEase Dating Site


New paper: "A Personalized Recommendation System for NetEase Dating Site"
www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol7/p1760-netease.pdf

ABSTRACT
With the popularity of internet, more and more people try to find friends or dating partners on online dating web sites.
Recommending appropriate partners from a large amount of candidates becomes an interesting and challenging problem in the field of recommendation system. Various types of recommendation techniques (e.g., content based recommendation, collaborative filtering and association rule mining) have be proposed to tackle this problem. However most of them ignore the personalization concerns that they (1) mainly consider the hot users or frequent items, (2) cover only a portion of users especially ignoring the long tails, (3) and cannot deal with the cold start problem properly. In this paper, we present a regression based hybrid recommendation system that makes use of matching degree, fancy degree, activity, sincerity, popularity and enthusiasm, to recommend appropriate partners. The experimental evaluation of our recommendation system on a real dating web site shows our strategy is more effective and efficient than its previous version which follows the principle of giving higher priority to the recent active users.


Please remember:
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/paper-personalized-recommendation-based.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/paper-evaluation-and-deployment-of.html
If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.




LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Some analysis and comments about "Frontal21-Doku: Die große Samwer-Show"

http://www.indiskretionehrensache.de/2014/08/frontal21-samwer-zalando/

See also previous post:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/about-frontal21-doku-die-groe-samwer.html
I suspect no one of those companies are designed to be profitable ever. They have big losses because they sell below cost to gain traction. All cloned companies seem like bubbles.
- Please read also:
Rocket Internet AG. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
Jade, Juwel, Brillant, Bambino, Platin and others.
See Jade 1076. GmbH. and Jade 1085. GmbH. as sample
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html
Secret papers: How the Samwer bros. woo investors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PAPER: The effects of culture and gender on perceived self-other similarity in personality


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656614000774
Gender and culture may influence individuals’ perceptions of their similarity to others. 391,454 individuals from 20 countries rated their own personality traits and the personality traits they attribute to other people in general. A multilevel analysis on distinctive profile similarity demonstrated that both gender and culture play a role in perceived self-other similarity. Specifically, women and those from highly collectivistic cultures saw themselves as more similar to others. Country-level analysis based on self-other similarity correlations within each country revealed that cultural assertiveness uniquely predicted this assumed similarity. The findings shed light on how people construe themselves in relation to others and contribute to the understanding of personality within cultural contexts.

Understanding how culture influences the way individuals see themselves in relation to others has the potential to expand theoretical work on the assumed similarity of personality.


Please remember: Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle".

The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.
Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 to 45 years old (the group of persons who could be most interested in serious online dating)
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/paper-meta-analysis-of-dependability.html

Please see also:
PAPER "On the similarity between exchangeable profiles .."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/paper-on-similarity-between.html

NEW PAPER: "The relationship between personality traits (16PF) and marital adjustment in women"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/new-paper-relationship-between.html

PAPER: Personality perceptions and relationship satisfaction in couples
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/paper-personality-perceptions-and.html

TWO new fresh papers for the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/two-new-fresh-papers-for-online-dating.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.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Friday, August 29, 2014

Coffee App: It's LinkedIn meets Tinder ?



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-curtin/the-coolest-networking-ap_b_5730554.html

eHarmony Inc. plans to launch "Elevated Careers" next December 2014.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/more-about-elevated-careers-by-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/elevated-careers-by-eharmony.html


John and Ronda Hunter written last July 1984 "Validity and utility of alternative predictors of job performance. Psychological Bulletin, No. 96, pp. 72-98" (old but still valid paper) and found that psychological testing is a better predictor of job performance than any other single measure. Psychological tests have a validity coefficient of 0.53, analysis of information provided by the curriculum: 0.37, checking references 0.26, the level of education attained: 0.22 and 0.14 only for the job interview!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/134261505/Hunter-Hunter-1984-Validity-and-Utility-of-Alternative-Predictors-of-Job-Performance
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1984-30168-001
See also the paper: "Workers Behaving Badly: Personality at Age 18 Predicts Workplace Deviance at Age 32" by Dr. Kimdy Le
https://www.iupuc.edu/academics/divisions-programs/science/contact-science/kimdy-le/
For matching job seekers with employers, the best predictor of job performance is always: personality!!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/12/best-predictor-of-job-performance-is.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/eharmony-moves-from-dating-to-job.html

Please remember:
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/paper-personalized-recommendation-based.html That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity. Recommender systems are morphing to .......... compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
The Big Five (Big 5, FFI, FFM, OCEAN model) normative personality test is obsolete. The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle".
[Also some Psychologists began to encourage the use of other tests for the Online Dating Industry, like:
California Psychological Inventory (CPI)
and
The Millon Index of Personality Styles-Revised (MIPS Revised)

but my best recommendation is, of course, the 16PF5 normative personality test.
Nor the CPI nor the MIPS can outperform the 16PF5.]



If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!
Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
  
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.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  
LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now Microsoft helping to clean up Online Dating Industry ?

Do you remember?
Facebook helping to clean up Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/facebook-helping-to-clean-up-online.html


and

Big Dating Sites using dirty tricks at Facebook Ads? 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/big-dating-sites-using-dirty-tricks-at.html

now Microsoft purges Windows Store of "misleading" apps
http://vator.tv/news/2014-08-28-microsoft-purges-windows-store-of-misleading-apps


article "Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder"


article at Jewish Journal
http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/meet_the_jewish_founders_of_tinder

Ms. Whitney Wolfe,... claims, among other things, that Mr. Mateen sent her abusive texts following the end of an on-and-off romantic relationship and that the company pushed her out, stripping her of her co-founder title. Mateen has been suspended by the company pending an internal investigation, and he said he could not comment on the lawsuit.

... according to a report in The New York Times earlier this summer (North Hemisphere), the company has been valued at about USD500 million by venture capital research firm CB Insights.

Mr. Rad said Tinder does not take religion into account when suggesting matches, but that it may reconsider that in the future.



Please read:
"Match May Not Light IAC's Fire"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/about-article-match-may-not-light-iacs.html
Tinder - IAC /// Internal investigation: Preliminary Results up to August 2014 ///
For me, Tinder will collapse like the "Skout case with minors"
(Facebook allows minors to use it (people from 13 to 17 years old) but Online Dating is NOT for minors.)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/tinder-iac-internal-investigation.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/article-lucky-in-love-how-media-giant.html