Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Matchpool Bids on Blockchain to Disrupt Multi-Billion Dollar Online Dating Market ?

http://coinjournal.net/matchpool-blockchain-online-dating/

Please remember:
All Scientific Research shows: The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests". 


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


The next wave of innovation!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html

What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!

eHarmony Makes Online Dating A Little Less Painful ?

https://www.newstalkflorida.com/entertainment/eharmony-says-goodbye-long-questionaire/

PAPER and article about "Tinder is for instant gratification only"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-and-article-about-tinder-is-for.html

eHarmony CEO talks stupidities with Mark Brooks. NO INNOVATION AT ALL for eHarmony!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/about-article-eharmonys-new-ceo-grant.html


eHarmony, is 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 had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

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


EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) CEO thinks he can beat eHarmony with its copycat.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-ceo-thinks.html

UK Online dating fraud victim numbers at record high (via BBC)




http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38678089
Men increasingly targetted by romance scammers on online dating websites
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/23/men-targetted-romance-scammers-likely-hand-large-sums-money/

Mozilla’s First Internet Health Report Tackles Security and Privacy
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/mozillas-first-internet-health-report.html

Nerdist Special Reports: nightmare that is online dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/nerdist-special-reports-nightmare-that.html

Fake testimonials from German Startups?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/fake-testimonials-from-german-startups.html


EliteSingles USA, fresh complaints due to automatic rebilling.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/elitesingles-usa-fresh-complaints-due.html

Scammers from Nigeria by Alexa catfishing at EliteSingles CA and USA?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/scammers-from-nigeria-by-alexa.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

ALERT Hacktivist collective The Impact Team could be targeting Twitter, Facebook and other giant sites
Like Match Group?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/08/alert-hacktivist-collective-impact-team.html


Soon you will see online dating scam victims hiring hackers and private investigators to fight back bad online dating sites, destroying them from inside, ala AshleyMadison case! 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/does-online-dating-industry-really-need.html 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nerdist Special Reports: nightmare that is online dating

http://nerdist.com/incredible-jessica-james-sundance-jessica-williams-noel-wells/

Does the Online Dating Industry really need the iDate2017 Miami Superconference?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/does-online-dating-industry-really-need.html



Alexa and SimilarWeb show the rising tide is not happening for Online Dating Industry 2017
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/alexa-and-similarweb-show-rising-tide.html 



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.



I had reviewed over 55 compatibility matching engines intended for serious dating since 2003, when I had discovered "the online dating sound barrier" problem.

The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

 

Mozilla’s First Internet Health Report Tackles Security and Privacy

https://threatpost.com/mozillas-first-internet-health-report-tackles-security-privacy/123235/
https://internethealthreport.org/v01/




Please see also:
article: Fraud and identity theft a real problem for online dating sites!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/article-fraud-and-identity-theft-real.html
comScore: Desktop audience and engagement in Latin America continues to grow
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/comscore-desktop-audience-and.html

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rocket Internet SE closes USD 1 B fund, the largest out of Europe to date


https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/20/rocket-internet-closes-1b-fund-the-largest-to-date-out-of-europe/

(Perhaps they want to get rid of AB Kinnevik?)
 

Rocket Internet SE has Euros 1.7 Billion cash to burn. (Inside Rocket Internet’s Ailing Startup Factory)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/rocket-internet-se-has-euros-17-billion.html


Rocket Internet was founded in Berlin ten years ago.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/rocket-internet-was-founded-in-berlin.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. 

All European countries fit in Brazil, Russia, Africa or Australia.
It means: If you want to replicate a big success in Brazil, it will be as hard as the same to replicate it in all European countries, but in this case with 1/8 of population and the majority of the persons DO NOT own or WILL NOT use a credit/debit card to buy online!
They will prefer to research online and then buy offline.
All the domino should fall ...  when they run out of money! 

article and PAPER: Effects of personality on postdivorce partnership trajectories






http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265407516665250
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161205-how-break-ups-change-your-personality



Please notice the research was done using the Big Five (Big 5) normative test that was revealed as incomplete, incorrect and obsolete personality test. It was replaced by the Big Six a.k.a HEXACO test. 
The Big Five (Big5) normative personality test is the biggest mistake Psychologists made since several years ago. The Big Five is also known as the Five Factor Model theory of personality traits, a psychological model based on research by Paul Costa and Robert McCrae.    

As some of the subdomains of the main domains of the HEXACO model are different from the subdomains of the main domains of the Big Five model, it can not be simple added the scale of the Honesty-Humility factor to the Big Five model to upgrade the personality test to the HEXACO model.
".. the Big Five's Agreeableness and HEXACO's Agreeableness are not identical. The Big Five factors do not include an Honesty-Humility factor, but some of the characteristics belonging to Honesty-Humility are incorporated into the Big Five's Agreeableness factor. Although earlier investigations found only the Big Five factors, more recent studies conducted in various languages (including English) with larger sets of adjectives recovered six factors. "
 
I need to hammer your head and drill holes in your brain to make you understand 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.
Also take 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". 

 
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old (the group of persons who could be most interested in serious online dating) They have only minor changes in personality (less than 1 interval in a normative test) and the 16PF5 test will not "see" them because the output of the 16PF5 test are 16 variables STens (Standard Tens) taking integer values from 1 to 10. STens divide the score scale into ten units. STens have the advantage that they enable results to be thought of in terms of bands of scores, rather than absolute raw scores. These bands are narrow enough to distinguish statistically significant differences between candidates, but wide enough not to over emphasize minor differences between candidates.