Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Kinnevik Board Ousts CEO Grabau After Less Than Three Years





https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-07/kinnevik-s-grabau-steps-down-after-less-than-three-years-as-ceo

I do not think Samwer bros are puppets from AB Kinnevik. Samwer/Rocket used Kinnevik as stupids, only investors who put money.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/i-do-not-think-samwer-bros-are-puppets.html

Rocket Internet SE Q3 2016 and 9 Months 2016
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/rocket-internet-se-q3-2016-and-9-month.html


 
Many if not most, USA, Canadian or European businesses models are unfeasible in Latin American countries, African countries, Russia or even Australia because transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than in Europe.  


More about Affinitas GmbH. "acquired" French dating site Attractive World
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/more-about-affinitas-gmbh-acquired.html

eSynchrony rebrands to esync and relaunches site.

eSynchrony / esync is only copycat of eHarmony.






eSynchrony wants to rebrand its name
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/esynchrony-wants-to-rebrand-its-name.html



Another eHarmony style copycat: eSynchrony 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/another-eharmony-style-copycat_18.html

eHarmony is ONLY a 16+  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

Moreover eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia; also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony. eSynchrony in Singapore, MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc. 



Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html


Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SA article: Match Group Under Scrutiny




http://seekingalpha.com/article/4028611-match-group-scrutiny

Please remember:
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?

Please do not forget when the IAC Personals, now Match Group, bought OKCupid (5+ years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission. IAC Personals backed Tinder instead (via Hatch Labs), as the copycat of Badoo.
But Tinder (4+ years old site) can not outperform Badoo (10+ years old site).
And Badoo also owns Bumble.
Match Group, parent company of Tinder, has a big debt of USD 1.2 Billion!!!
The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe and many more!
Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
For me it is clear they do not want to innovate.
They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

Please see also:
Both Book and Movie about Tinder cancelled?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/both-book-and-movie-about-tinder.html
article: "Tinder is a dating site currently being used by scammers."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/article-tinder-is-dating-site-currently.html


If PlentyOfFish hacked again and all database stolen? PART 2
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/if-plentyoffish-hacked-again-and-all.html


More 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

article: The Biggest Risks Facing Match Group (via Motley Fool)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/article-biggest-risks-facing-match-group.html
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/the-biggest-risks-facing-match-group.aspx
The Biggest Risk Facing Match Group is ONLY one: If Russian Mafia from Badoo (backer and owner of Bumble) in war with Tinder (owned by MATCH GROUP - IAC) had hacked part of MATCH GROUP?
And soon they will leak internal docs showing Match dot com creates fake profiles from inside?

-------------------------
Also via Online Personals Watch
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2016/12/sam-yagan-sells-more-match-group-shares-worth-27m.html
Nov 30 2016 - Vice Chairman Sam Yagan sold 59k shares of Match Group's stock (worth ~ USD 1 Million) on Nov 23rd and another 149,427 shares (worth ~ USD 2.7 Million) on Nov 22nd.
Following the transactions, he now owns 59,646 shares in the company.
 

Article: Technology was primitive in 1966, but that didn’t block one couple’s search for love

http://www.lfpress.com/2016/12/05/technology-was-primitive-in-1966-but-that-didnt-block-one-couples-search-for-love

London couple innovated online dating in 1968
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/london-couple-innovated-online-dating.html


PAPER "Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/paper-partnership-longevity-and.html


"Only the congruent survive - Personality similarities in couples. Personality and Individual Differences" 2008 Rammstedt and Schupp.


La Nación newspaper article: Signos de los tiempos: Love 3.0
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/la-nacion-newspaper-article-signos-de.html

Operation Match 1966 USA.
50 Years later, all Scientific Research shows: The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests". 


Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.

   
Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html
   

 
Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html

article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html

Monday, December 5, 2016

Australian eVestigator Cyber Private Investigator talks Dating Scams with Channel 9

http://prwire.com.au/pr/64579/evestigator-simon-smith-cyber-private-investigator-talks-dating-scams-with-channel-9


AUSTRALIA: Online dating scam victims hire hackers, private investigators to fight back.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/australia-online-dating-scam-victims.html

article: The Biggest Risks Facing Match Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/article-biggest-risks-facing-match-group.html
Both Book and Movie about Tinder cancelled?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/both-book-and-movie-about-tinder.html



Both Book and Movie about Tinder cancelled?


Who knows?

A Book about Tinder - Bumble war. Bumble by Badoo (Russian Mafia of hackers & spies)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/a-book-about-tinder-bumble-war-bumble.html

New movie "Worst Tinder Date Ever" by Warner (Romantic Comedy)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/new-movie-worst-tinder-date-ever-by.html

Please see also:
Qwantify / Quantifying Love is eHarmony on steroids at Bridget Jones's Baby
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/quantifying-love-is-eharmony-on.html

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

PAPER: A Recommender System based on an Improved Simultaneous Selection Method of Query Items and Neighbors





[PDF] A Recommender System based on an Improved Simultaneous Selection Method of Query Items and Neighbors

 

 

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)
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.

In case you did not notice, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates!!! because they mostly use the Big 5 to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old.

Online Dating sites OFFERING COMPATIBILITY MATCHING METHODS BASED ON PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 normative personality test instead.
The same applies for Personality Based Recommender Systems.

 

  
Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html