Sunday, August 31, 2014

Some analysis and comments about "Frontal21-Doku: Die große Samwer-Show"

http://www.indiskretionehrensache.de/2014/08/frontal21-samwer-zalando/

See also previous post:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/about-frontal21-doku-die-groe-samwer.html
I suspect no one of those companies are designed to be profitable ever. They have big losses because they sell below cost to gain traction. All cloned companies seem like bubbles.
- Please read also:
Rocket Internet AG. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
Jade, Juwel, Brillant, Bambino, Platin and others.
See Jade 1076. GmbH. and Jade 1085. GmbH. as sample
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html
Secret papers: How the Samwer bros. woo investors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PAPER: The effects of culture and gender on perceived self-other similarity in personality


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656614000774
Gender and culture may influence individuals’ perceptions of their similarity to others. 391,454 individuals from 20 countries rated their own personality traits and the personality traits they attribute to other people in general. A multilevel analysis on distinctive profile similarity demonstrated that both gender and culture play a role in perceived self-other similarity. Specifically, women and those from highly collectivistic cultures saw themselves as more similar to others. Country-level analysis based on self-other similarity correlations within each country revealed that cultural assertiveness uniquely predicted this assumed similarity. The findings shed light on how people construe themselves in relation to others and contribute to the understanding of personality within cultural contexts.

Understanding how culture influences the way individuals see themselves in relation to others has the potential to expand theoretical work on the assumed similarity of personality.


Please remember: Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes 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".

The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.
Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 to 45 years old (the group of persons who could be most interested in serious online dating)
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/paper-meta-analysis-of-dependability.html

Please see also:
PAPER "On the similarity between exchangeable profiles .."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/paper-on-similarity-between.html

NEW PAPER: "The relationship between personality traits (16PF) and marital adjustment in women"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/new-paper-relationship-between.html

PAPER: Personality perceptions and relationship satisfaction in couples
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/paper-personality-perceptions-and.html

TWO new fresh papers for the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/two-new-fresh-papers-for-online-dating.html


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.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Friday, August 29, 2014

Coffee App: It's LinkedIn meets Tinder ?



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-curtin/the-coolest-networking-ap_b_5730554.html

eHarmony Inc. plans to launch "Elevated Careers" next December 2014.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/more-about-elevated-careers-by-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/elevated-careers-by-eharmony.html


John and Ronda Hunter written last July 1984 "Validity and utility of alternative predictors of job performance. Psychological Bulletin, No. 96, pp. 72-98" (old but still valid paper) and found that psychological testing is a better predictor of job performance than any other single measure. Psychological tests have a validity coefficient of 0.53, analysis of information provided by the curriculum: 0.37, checking references 0.26, the level of education attained: 0.22 and 0.14 only for the job interview!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/134261505/Hunter-Hunter-1984-Validity-and-Utility-of-Alternative-Predictors-of-Job-Performance
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1984-30168-001
See also the paper: "Workers Behaving Badly: Personality at Age 18 Predicts Workplace Deviance at Age 32" by Dr. Kimdy Le
https://www.iupuc.edu/academics/divisions-programs/science/contact-science/kimdy-le/
For matching job seekers with employers, the best predictor of job performance is always: personality!!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/12/best-predictor-of-job-performance-is.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/eharmony-moves-from-dating-to-job.html

Please remember:
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)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/paper-personalized-recommendation-based.html 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. 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 to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
The Big Five (Big 5, FFI, FFM, OCEAN model) normative personality test is obsolete. The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. 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. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes 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".
[Also some Psychologists began to encourage the use of other tests for the Online Dating Industry, like:
California Psychological Inventory (CPI)
and
The Millon Index of Personality Styles-Revised (MIPS Revised)

but my best recommendation is, of course, the 16PF5 normative personality test.
Nor the CPI nor the MIPS can outperform the 16PF5.]



If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!
Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
  
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.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  
LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Now Microsoft helping to clean up Online Dating Industry ?

Do you remember?
Facebook helping to clean up Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/facebook-helping-to-clean-up-online.html


and

Big Dating Sites using dirty tricks at Facebook Ads? 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/big-dating-sites-using-dirty-tricks-at.html

now Microsoft purges Windows Store of "misleading" apps
http://vator.tv/news/2014-08-28-microsoft-purges-windows-store-of-misleading-apps


article "Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder"


article at Jewish Journal
http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/meet_the_jewish_founders_of_tinder

Ms. Whitney Wolfe,... claims, among other things, that Mr. Mateen sent her abusive texts following the end of an on-and-off romantic relationship and that the company pushed her out, stripping her of her co-founder title. Mateen has been suspended by the company pending an internal investigation, and he said he could not comment on the lawsuit.

... according to a report in The New York Times earlier this summer (North Hemisphere), the company has been valued at about USD500 million by venture capital research firm CB Insights.

Mr. Rad said Tinder does not take religion into account when suggesting matches, but that it may reconsider that in the future.



Please read:
"Match May Not Light IAC's Fire"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/about-article-match-may-not-light-iacs.html
Tinder - IAC /// Internal investigation: Preliminary Results up to August 2014 ///
For me, Tinder will collapse like the "Skout case with minors"
(Facebook allows minors to use it (people from 13 to 17 years old) but Online Dating is NOT for minors.)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/tinder-iac-internal-investigation.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/article-lucky-in-love-how-media-giant.html

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

about Frontal21-Doku: Die große Samwer-Show

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2222820/Frontal21-Doku-Die-grosse-Samwer-Show#/beitrag/video/2222820/Frontal21-Doku-Die-grosse-Samwer-Show


- Only one of the three brothers is are featured. Why the two others are not there, interviewed?
It seems only one, Oliver, is the main mastermind of all.

- There is no mention of Rocket Internet AG. "hidden ventures" in Iran.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/rockets-in-iran-die-iranischen-rocket.html

- Africa is a big continent, all entire European countries fit in Africa ...  more than once.
If you want to replicate a big success in many African countries, it will be as hard as the same to replicate it in all European countries, more than once.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5sf8RViBUZE/U4rWpve0gkI/AAAAAAAAMAA/Oy4BsfEkj7I/s1600/true-size-of-africa.jpg
Africa is larger than USA, India, Japan, China and all European countries combined!
Many if not most, USA, Canada or European businesses models are unfeasible inviable in Russia, Africa, or in Latin American countries!
(transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than Europe)

- There is a leading case of Rocket Internet AG. big failure, when eHarmony Inc. refused to acquire the 100% of Affinitas GmbH. last May 2012, then it is said Affinitas GmbH. had to pay USD30Million to eHarmony Inc. to recover 30% stake in May 2013.
http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2012/05/14/edarling-eharmony-verkauf/
"Kuppel-Start-up spricht von Falschmeldung"
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/05/edarling-infographic-50-million-eur-in-revenue-in-2012.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2013/05/edarling-managing-director-steps-down.html
http://venturevillage.eu/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony

- I suspect no one of those companies are designed to be profitable ever. They have big losses because they sell below cost to gain traction. All cloned companies seem like bubbles.

Big investments, big losses
http://venturevillage.eu/rocket-internet-wants-to-take-down-ikea
"As for the young Latin American Amazon clone, Linio, 2017 is set to be a good year – with estimated revenues of €281m, the Samwers claim that the return on sales will be an impressive 12%. This is a clear sign of the Samwers’ huge and rather unrealistic ambitions: by comparison, the company’s US original, Amazon, makes just over 1% in returns."

- Please read also:
Rocket Internet AG. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
Jade, Juwel, Brillant, Bambino, Platin and others.
See Jade 1076. GmbH. and Jade 1085. GmbH. as sample
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html
Secret papers: How the Samwer bros. woo investors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PlentyOfFish Chinese version plans?



(Remember main domain is POF and not PlentyOfFish)
http://myip.ms/info/whois/199.182.216.166/k/1574973773/website/pof.cn

as POF USA and CA
http://myip.ms/info/whois/199.182.216.166/k/3697339791/website/pof.com
Popularity:     636,000 visitors per day


Please read:
Big Data use cases at Plenty of Fish ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/big-data-use-cases-at-plenty-of-fish.html

PlentyOfFish (POF) decaying in traffic?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/plentyoffish-pof-decaying-in-traffic.html

Why no one could had copycatted PlentyOfFish (POF)?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/why-no-one-could-had-copycatted.html
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Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.



LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

article "Lucky in love: How media giant IAC won online daters' hearts"

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sweetheart-deals-How-IAC-stole-online-daters-5708350.php
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sweetheart-deals-How-IAC-stole-online-daters-5708350.php#page-2
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Sweetheart-deals-How-IAC-stole-online-daters-5708350.php#page-3

For me; it is clear the IAC acquired FriendScout24 (old and obsolete site) and HowAboutWe (as gift) because 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.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/report-about-q2-2014-iac-nasdaq-iaci.html

Please see this information from Alexa and Compete, they show their sites reached operating ceiling!
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/match.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/chemistry.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/chemistry.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/meetic.fr
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/meeticaffinity.fr
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/okcupid.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/friendscout24.de

"How Tinder will collapse"
Facebook allows minors to use it (people from 13 to 17 years old) but Online Dating is NOT for minors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/how-tinder-will-collapse.html

Please read: "Match May Not Light IAC's Fire"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/about-article-match-may-not-light-iacs.html


The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. There is no/weak Legislation, no ID verification, low reliable background checks, no Quality Norms. No one compatibility matching method is Scientifically Proven. The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than 10%). In the same range as searching by your own.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/from-idate2004-to-idate2013-final.html
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.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.
The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters.
Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/EliteSingles/eDarling, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia’s Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.



LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Monday, August 25, 2014

Euros 35 million subsidy for Zalando


http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/handel/foerdergeld-fuer-online-shop-35-millionen-euro-subventionen-fuer-zalando/10368918.html

They deserve both a police investigation and a "financial colonoscopy" at the same time.
"Rocket just did it in a bigger way, fooling tax authorities too"
Rocket Internet AG. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html

A big Ponzi Scheme ?

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/a-big-ponzi-scheme.html
I suspect no one of those companies are designed to be profitable ever.
They have big losses because they sell below cost to gain traction.
All cloned companies seem like bubbles.  

They are full (in excess) of phantom companies, shell companies.
And not only they have lots of phantom companies, shell companies. There is a very complicated and intriguing interlace of them. (very suspicious situation)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/rocket-internet-clone-empire-most.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-accumulates-up-to.html
Rocket Internet AG accumulates up to Euros 50 million loss per month ?

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/article-rocket-internets-brotherneurs.html
Please read also:
article: Oliver Samwer will die nächsten 25 Jahre weiter ackern
My guess: A person saying "I will stay for the next 25 years" means "I will run away in less than 25 months ahead"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/article-oliver-samwer-will-die-nachsten.html
Rocket Internet AG. Urgent IPO before running out of money?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/rocket-internet-ag-urgent-ipo-part-2.html

Sunday, August 24, 2014

article: "Rocket Internet’s 'Brotherneurs' Prep for IPO Launch"





http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/22/rocket-internets-brotherneurs-prep-for-ipo-launch/

"As emerging markets come into their own, Holtzbrinck, and the Samwers believe that there is much untapped potential for e-commerce business models and new technology."


I hope they can read:
Online Shopping Isn't as Profitable as You Think
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/online-shopping-isnt-as-profitable-as-you-think/
"digical == retailers who fuse the best of digital and physical technologies
But "digical" strategies combining the best of both worlds will be more attractive to a broader range of customers while enabling superior economics. Perhaps this is why even Jeff Bezos has said that if Amazon can find the right idea, “We would love to open physical stores.”"


Please remember:
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.
The same for Africa, and perhaps the same for Russia.
Many if not most, USA, Canada or European businesses models are unfeasible in Latin American countries!
(transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than Europe. All European countries fit in Brazil or Australia!)


Dafiti lost Euros 72.9 Million during 2013 in Latam countries!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/dafiti-lost-euros-729-million-during.html

Rocket Internet GmbH. planning IPO 2014?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/rocket-internet-gmbh-planning-ipo-2014.html

United Internet Acquires Stake in Rocket Internet
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/united-internet-acquires-stake-in.html

Rocket Internet AG. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html

more info AB Kinnevik & Rocket Internet GmbH. capital markets day 2014 / 13 presentations
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/more-info-ab-kinnevik-rocket-internet.html


PAPER: "Personalized recommendation based on overlapping communities ...

"Personalized recommendation based on overlapping communities using time-weighted association rules"
http://www.2014.cswimworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Proceedings.pdf


------------------
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/paper-evaluation-and-deployment-of.html
If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.



LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Saturday, August 23, 2014

PAPER Evaluation and Deployment of a People-to-People Recommender in Online Dating

http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/IAAI/IAAI14/paper/view/8187
Full Text: PDF


Please remember:
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)

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/paper-novel-c2c-e-commerce-recommender.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/paper-clustering-based-online-learning.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/more-new-and-fresh-papers-about.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/new-paper-recommender-system.html 

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. 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 to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
The Big Five (Big 5, FFI, FFM, OCEAN model) normative personality test is obsolete. The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. 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. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes 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".
[Also some Psychologists began to encourage the use of other tests for the Online Dating Industry, like:
California Psychological Inventory (CPI)
and
The Millon Index of Personality Styles-Revised (MIPS Revised)

but my best recommendation is, of course, the 16PF5 normative personality test.
Nor the CPI nor the MIPS can outperform the 16PF5.]



If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!
Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.



LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Friday, August 22, 2014

TODAY eHarmony's 14th birthday




August 22nd 2000 - August 22nd 2014.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EHarmony

MILESTONES:
eHarmony's CA, UK and AU sites never performed as expected.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/new-matches-with-old-adjectives-from.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/some-fresh-screenshots-from-eharmony.html

eHarmony failed in Japan.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/a-coldsilent-war-and-forbidden-news-in.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/11/eharmony-japan-mystery-solved.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/eharmony-revealed-its-secret-sauce.html

eHarmony failed its IPO last 2011, 2010, er ... even 2008?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/about-eharmony-failed-ipo-last-2011.html

eHarmony closed its site in Brazil.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/eharmony-brazil-game-over.html

eHarmony failed with Jazzed.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/09/jazzed-eharmony-evow-plentyoffish.html

eHarmony refused to acquire the whole of Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling and others) and went free/freemium in USA & CA.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/eharmony-went-freefremium-usa-canada.html
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2013/05/eharmony-now-free-to-communicate-pay-to-browse-photos-new-profile-layout/

http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2012/05/14/edarling-eharmony-verkauf/
"Kuppel-Start-up spricht von Falschmeldung"
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/05/edarling-infographic-50-million-eur-in-revenue-in-2012.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2013/05/edarling-managing-director-steps-down.html
http://venturevillage.eu/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony

eHarmony was copycatted several times like TeAmoRu and eSynchrony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/how-to-copycat-eharmony-13-years-old.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/over-16-similarities-between-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/12/i-had-reviewed-esynchrony-last-january.html

Last June 2013 eHarmony published a paper "A Third of Recently Married Couples Met Online" but ... Better Business Bureau Tells eHarmony To Nix Best-Marriage Boasts
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/do-you-remember-paper-marital.html

eHarmony closed eHarmonyLabs.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/07/eharmony-labs.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/divorce-at-eharmony-verba-game-over.html

eHarmony launched matchmaking service eH+ for USD5,000
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/eharmony-to-close-eharmony-plus-soon-eh.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/02/too-late-and-unnecessary.html

eHarmony plans to launch Elevated Careers next December 2014.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/more-about-elevated-careers-by-eharmony.html

Please remember:
eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/games-at-eharmony-soon.html

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

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

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/big5-normative-personality-test-is.html

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  



LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Thursday, August 21, 2014

about article "Match May Not Light IAC's Fire"


http://online.wsj.com/articles/heard-on-the-street-match-may-not-light-iacs-fire-1408387924

"But mobile-only Tinder and OkCupid won't necessarily see the same pace of paid-subscription adoption or the same average revenue per user. Moreover, many Tinder users may already be paying for Match.com or OkCupid. This could cannibalize revenue. And to the extent Tinder relies on advertising, its revenue will also be more cyclical."

I strongly agree with the Journalist.
For me; it is clear the IAC acquired FriendScout24 (old and obsolete site) and HowAboutWe (as gift) because 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.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/report-about-q2-2014-iac-nasdaq-iaci.html

Please see this information from Alexa and Compete, they show their sites reached operating ceiling!
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/match.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/chemistry.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/chemistry.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/meetic.fr
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/meeticaffinity.fr
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/okcupid.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/friendscout24.de

Please read:
Rumor: Benchmark May Invest in Tinder at a Valuation as High as USD1B ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rumor-benchmark-may-invest-in-tinder-at.html

"How Tinder will collapse"
Facebook allows minors to use it (people from 13 to 17 years old)
Online Dating is NOT for minors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/how-tinder-will-collapse.html

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PAPER: What do you get when you make somebody else’s partner ....

"What do you get when you make somebody else’s partner your own? An analysis of relationships formed via mate poaching"
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656614000750

At the beginning of this article we noted that about half of people surveyed in North America report that they have at some point succumbed to mate poaching attempts (Schmitt et al., 2004). In the present studies, between 10% and 30% of participants reported being involved in relationships that began when they left one romantic partner to be with another. This suggests to us that mate poaching is a common way that romantic relationships (both short- and long-term) form, making the understanding of how these types of relationships function important. In the present research, we present the first known evidence specific long-term disadvantages for individuals involved in relations that formed via mate poaching. More, however, needs to be done to understand how these disadvantages emerge, whether there are other disadvantages or even advantages associated with relationships that stem from mate poaching, and what the ultimate consequences of these disadvantages and advantages are, both for the relationships and for those involved in them.

Please see also the paper:
Who’s chasing whom? The impact of gender and relationship status on mate poaching.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103109001048

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 online dating sites but ...
no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
no one is scientifically proven!

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014! 


about article: The pursuit of love on LinkedIn


Full article at Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9bc80cba-2484-11e4-ae78-00144feabdc0.html

The professional network’s dating potential has not gone unnoticed by its users

eHarmony Inc. will launch "Elevated Careers" by next December 2014 (perhaps using the Big Five normative test to assess personality of members, as it uses at eHarmony's UK, USA, CA and AU sites).
The Big Five normative test had been recently proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

I agree for matching job seekers with employers, the best predictor of job performance is always: personality!!!
The same for serious dating. The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 online dating sites but ...
no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
no one is scientifically proven!

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  



LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fresh article about MeetMe at Seeking Alpha

"Innovative Features Driving Record User Growth Should Unlock Shareholder Value"
http://seekingalpha.com/article/2431915-meetme-innovative-features-driving-record-user-growth-should-unlock-shareholder-value

MeetMe Investor Presentation

I wrote a comment saying:
Are you aware about other social discovery sites like Tinder, Badoo, Zoosk, Skout, AreYouInterested (AYI), HowAboutWe, Twoo, Twine, Hinge, LikeBright, even MySpace and others?
i.e. What I want to say, you can change the name "MeetMe" for Tinder, Badoo, Zoosk, Skout, AreYouInterested (AYI), HowAboutWe, Twoo, Twine, Hinge, LikeBright, even MySpace and others to make the same analysis. ... but my bet is: all social dating / social discovery sites are vaporware.

Please read the post "Social media faces doubts after latest round of results" in my blog
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/social-media-faces-doubts-after-latest.html
Many companies had been operating at a loss for years!!! They will never be profitable.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/pinterest-raises-new-round-of-usd-200.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/spark-networks-q2-2014-results.html

Please see other financials like:
* eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html

* Spark Networks:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/spark-networks-q2-2014-results.html


* Meetic Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/confidential-information-from-meetic.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/meetic-financials-1.html

* IAC / Match
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/report-about-q2-2014-iac-nasdaq-iaci.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/matchcom-financials.html

* Zoosk
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/zoosk-inc-25-pages-report.html
Zoosk to run out of money soon? Zoosk IPO delayed?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/zoosk-to-run-out-of-money-soon-zoosk.html

* Snap Interactive
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/snap-interactive-q1-2014-results.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/snap-interactive-financials.html

* Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling / EliteSingles)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/more-juicy-information-from-affinitas.html

* Why no one could had copycatted PlentyOfFish (POF)?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/why-no-one-could-had-copycatted.html

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever.


Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
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.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  

Tinder - IAC /// Internal investigation: Preliminary Results up to August 2014 ///

After further consideration and evaluation, nothing gonna happen, it was only a smoke trick,  the investigation was only a piece of toilet paper.
Am I right?
Tinder will collapse like the "Skout case with minors"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/how-tinder-will-collapse.html
---------------------
please read:
Rumor: Benchmark May Invest in Tinder at a Valuation as High as USD1B ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rumor-benchmark-may-invest-in-tinder-at.html


about iDateExpo Conference in Russia October 3-4, 2014



It should not be mistaken with the ORIGINAL iDate conference.
http://www.idate2014.com/
Anyway I hope  they can talk about the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs!

The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever.



Sunday, August 17, 2014

OnlinePersonalsWatch forgot its own 10th Birthday

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/08/onlinepersonalswatch-celebrates-10th-birthday.html

I remember I began to read OPW last May 2005.

Soon, this August 22th 2014,  eHarmony will turn 14 years old!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EHarmony
eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/from-idate2004-to-idate2013-final.html
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.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.
The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters.
Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/EliteSingles/eDarling, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia’s Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!

The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
It is all about achieving the eighth decimal!
With 8 decimals, you have more precision than any person could achieve by searching on one's own, but the only way to achieve the eighth decimal is using analysis and correlation with quantized patterns.

Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.
 

 

LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf