Monday, October 14, 2019

SA article: Match Group: Simply A Very Effective Business Model With Much Growth Ahead


https://seekingalpha.com/article/4296512-match-group-simply-effective-business-model-much-growth-ahead
And the USD 1.6+ Billion debt?
And lawsuits?

Match Stock Faces Huge Debt Load As Parent IAC Agrees To Spinoff /// MTCH
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/match-stock-faces-huge-debt-load-as.html

Law Firms To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/law-firms-to-investigate-claims-on.html


SA article: Match Group: Swipe Left For Now
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/sa-article-match-group-swipe-left-for.html

Ex-Tinder CEO files lawsuit about defamation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/ex-tinder-ceo-files-lawsuit-about.html

Match Group gets USA DOJ subpoena for documents relating to USA FTC complaint
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/match-group-gets-usa-doj-subpoena-for.html

Tinder’s former marketing chief sues Match
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/tinders-former-marketing-chief-sues.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/email-that-tinders-owner-sent-refuting.html

PAPER: A New Similarity Measure Based on Simple Matching Coefficient

 for Improving the Accuracy of Collaborative Recommendations

http://www.mecs-press.org/ijitcs/ijitcs-v11-n6/IJITCS-V11-N6-5.pdf
 

PAPER: A new similarity measure for collaborative filtering based recommender systems
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/paper-new-similarity-measure-for.html

PAPER: A Study on the Accuracy of Prediction in Recommendation System Based on Similarity Measures
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/03/paper-study-on-accuracy-of-prediction.html



TC article: Facebook hired eHarmony’s chief scientist
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/tc-article-facebook-hired-eharmonys.html

Another HOAX: Dating app uses machine learning to find your most compatible partner
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/04/another-hoax-dating-app-uses-machine.html
 

 Scientists are studying your tweets, YouTube videos, Instagram posts. Is that ethical?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/04/scientists-are-studying-your-tweets.html


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)
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/05/paper-beyond-personalization-research.html
 

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

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 until now because they mostly use the Big Five model 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. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests or political views".  

Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena? 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF6 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
 

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 16PF6 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.


Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Meet Group: obvious flaws in the products and lack of strategic direction, so the glass is either half full or half empty.





https://seekingalpha.com/article/4296286-meet-group-grows-impressively-despite-flaws
 

Analyst said: "Meet Group apps are not really dating apps any longer given the focus on live cams."
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/analyst-said-meet-group-apps-are-not.html



High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Match Stock Faces Huge Debt Load As Parent IAC Agrees To Spinoff /// MTCH





https://finance.yahoo.com/m/e6c4352c-1b15-3417-9741-9b408df00b1a/match-stock-faces-huge-debt.html
https://www.investors.com/news/technology/match-mtch-stock-spin-iac/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo


IAC will transfer roughly USD 1.67 Billion in debt to Match as part of the spinoff........ ... Match also plans to issue new debt to pay IAC and other shareholders a special dividend prior to the formal spinoff. Match paid out a USD 560 Million special dividend in 2018.




As of June 30, 2019, the Company had ... USD 1.6 Billion of long-term debt. 
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/match-group-nasdaqmtch-soars-after.html

Law Firms To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/law-firms-to-investigate-claims-on.html

Law Firms To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH





IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Match Group, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/important-investor-alert-schall-law-030500372.html

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shareholder-alert-pomerantz-law-firm-231500414.html
 

MATCH GROUP SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of MTCH Investors
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/match-group-shareholder-alert-lawsuit.html

Barry Diller accused of covering up Tinder CEO
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/barry-diller-accused-of-covering-up.html
 

SA article: IAC to spin off Match Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/sa-article-iac-to-spin-off-match-group.html