Sunday, July 13, 2014

Zoosk to run out of money soon? Zoosk IPO delayed?

Zoosk recently launched a New Animated Commercial
but its Press Releases page is freezed since May 29th 2014
Media Resources Factsheet is wrong.
It promotes the "Zoosk Scientific Matchmaking Service" that was rebranded to SmartPick

Zoosk IPO freezed?

Zoosk should reveal its Q2 2014 soon!
Compare to Q1 2014
NET LOSS: USD 6.7 million Q1 2014!

Sudden drop in traffic rank:

Is the IAC going to pay a bribery to some VC investors from HowAboutWe?

Please see:
And Zoosk (ZSK) IPO? part2

ZOOSK SmartPick (formerly known as Zoosk's Scientific Matchmaking Service (ZSMS) )

Zoosk: 6 (six) long years operating at a loss ???
Please remember: SmartPick feature from Zoosk (formerly known as Zoosk's Scientific Matchmaking Service (ZSMS) ) is only a Behavioural Recommender System like Synapse from Match or UltraMatch from PlentyOfFish (POF) and Behavioural Recommender Systems CAN NOT outperform compatibility matching engines based on personality similarity. Several times I had written about punches to behavioural matching algorithms like the one used at Match, the one used at Zoosk, and the one used at PlentyOfFish (POF).
Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless for serious online dating purposes and 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.

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.

100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better! 

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