Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Match Group acquires 51% stake in NYC-based dating app Hinge



https://seekingalpha.com/news/3365357-match-group-acquires-stake-nyc-based-dating-app
"Additional terms not disclosed.  "
Same as when Match Group "acquired" HowAboutWe 4 long years ago.
(It was given nearly as free and slowly extinguished)

http://www.businessinsider.com/howaboutwe-iac-acquisition-2014-6
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/07/iac-bought-in-part-online-dating.html
It is not a case like OKCupid or PlentyOfFish acquisition.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/04/match-group-new-ceo-for-plentyoffish-pof.html
 

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



Perhaps this acquisition is related to: Online dating giant Match Group hit with NEW patent infringement lawsuit
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/online-dating-giant-match-group-hit.html





Match Group CEO will be GAME OVER soon? as per this interview
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/match-group-ceo-will-be-game-over-soon.html

 
The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish last July 2015 (It was insane, USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 4 years ago).
The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

Match user alleges site spams paying users with fake profiles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/match-user-alleges-site-spams-paying.html

EliteSingles review via Mashable / June 2018


https://mashable.com/2018/06/19/elite-singles-dating-app-website-review
https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.com

If Alexa clearly shows SilverSingles peak and decay
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/04/if-alexa-clearly-shows-silversingles.html


The Five Factor Model aka Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2018) 
The same for eDarling and EliteSingles/SilverSingles sites!



eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like
the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Chile, Mexico; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia;
also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony;
esync (eSynchrony) in Singapore,
MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc.,
Marrily in India
and
LemonSwan in Germany and other countries. 



Please see: 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


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


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.

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (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, June 17, 2018

about Forbes article: Tinder's New Crown App Is Regression Rather Than Revolution



https://www.forbes.com/sites/paularmstrongtech/2018/06/16/tinders-new-crown-app-is-regression-rather-than-revolution/

Crown, a new app from Match Group, turns dating into a game
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/crown-new-app-from-match-group-turns.html

"Match Group CEO Isn't Worried About Facebook's Dating Feature"? via Bloomberg
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/match-group-ceo-isnt-worried-about.html


IAC CEO very afraid of Facebook dating app (via CNBC)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/05/iac-ceo-very-afraid-of-facebook-dating.html

 

Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.

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

Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
 


Lack Of Innovation and 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.
 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Crown, a new app from Match Group, turns dating into a game



https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/15/crown-a-new-app-from-tinders-parent-company-turns-dating-into-a-game/

First look: DatePlay, a new dating app / Nothing new or innovative!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/first-look-dateplay-new-dating-app.html

PAPER: Video Games as Dating Platforms: A Critical Analysis of an Online Dancing Video Game
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/06/paper-video-games-as-dating-platforms.html

CrushTime, the Matching Game from Happn (via OPW)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/07/crushtime-matching-game-from-happn-via.html

Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/03/zoosk-relaunches-dating-app-lively-as.html

PAPER: True Love: What we can learn about two sided Markets from Online Dating Platforms
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/06/paper-true-love-what-we-can-learn-about.html

Indian based online gaming company that plans to copycat .... eHarmony! They think they can use 16PF test in a game.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/09/indian-based-online-gaming-company-that.html

If Soulmate dating game from Viaan Studios never launched?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/if-soulmate-dating-game-from-viaan.html

Please see: 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


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Online dating platform Venntro + Investigation by the UK CMA.


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-dating-giant-vows-clearer-path-to-love

UK Venntro Media Group Ltd (Venntro), which has over 55 million users worldwide and supplies online dating services through just under 3,500 websites, has been investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over concerns about misleading claims and how it used people’s personal data.
In addition to this action against Venntro, the CMA has sent warning letters to 14 other leading dating websites and app providers demanding they review their terms and practices to ensure they are fair and comply with consumer protection law.


Project Streamline by Venntro
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/project-streamline-by-venntro.html

The UK CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law by a company in the online dating sector.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/11/about-article-i-paid-gbp-3000-to-dating.html

 
Venntro: please remove all fake profiles and get out of the market.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/venntro-please-remove-all-fake-profiles.html
but before return  all the money you had stolen.



Online dating company Venntro eyes growth after restructure ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/06/online-dating-company-venntro-eyes.html

Channel 4 investigation on Venntro / Globals Personals (Whitelabel dating)
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/11/uk-global-personals-allegedly-uses-fake-profiles.html


If CupidPLC is still Ukrainian mafia operating in the UK?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/11/if-cupidplc-is-still-ukrainian-mafia.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