Wednesday, November 30, 2016

eHarmony User Data Reveals the Biggest Relationship Mistakes


http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161130005721/en/eHarmony-User-Data-Reveals-Biggest-Relationship-Mistakes
http://www.eharmony.com/blog/the-biggest-dating-dealbreaker-may-surprise-you/
Data from 619,533 Users Looked at Lying, Drinking, Cheating and Cheapskates; Being Rude is the Number 1 Dealbreaker for both Men and Women

Study like "Singles in US America study by Match" or "Badoo Survey Examines Dating Behaviors Across the World"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/update-about-matchs-6th-annual-singles.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/badoo-survey-examines-dating-behaviors.html


SFC article: eHarmony CEO wants to court the Tinder crowd
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/sfc-article-eharmony-ceo-wants-to-court.html
 
eHarmony reinforces security
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/eharmony-reinforces-security.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 


eHarmony Australia says: Dating SIX partners at once is now NORMAL
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/eharmony-australia-says-dating-six.html


Suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html

Suggested USA FTC investigate ElevatedCareers by eHarmony for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate.html

Suggested USA FTC investigate Instant Chemistry Inc. and Gemetrics for SCIENTIFIC FRAUD, misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-instant.html 

 

Rocket Internet SE Q3 2016 and 9 Months 2016






Aggregate adjusted EBITDA margin of selected companies improved from -34.4% in 9M 2015 to -17.5% in 9M 2016
https://www.rocket-internet.com/investors/financial-information

Rocket Internet and its companies continue to be very well funded, with available cash of EUR 1.6 billion at Rocket Internet and additionally EUR 1.1 billion at the companies, as of the end of October 2016.

Rocket Internet SE reducing personnel in Berlin.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/rocket-internet-se-reducing-personnel.html


Excellent and must read article: How Rocket Internet SE got entangled in its own web (in India)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/excellent-and-must-read-article-how.html

Rocket Internet SE H1 2016
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/rocket-internet-se-h1-2016.html
 
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

If Rocket Internet SE is being ejected from Russia? (Foodpanda)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/if-rocket-internet-se-is-being-ejected.html

Rocket Internet SE ejected from India
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/rocket-internet-se-ejected-from-india.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. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

eHarmony Australia says: Dating SIX partners at once is now NORMAL

as traditional one-one-one relationships are replaced with 'seeing' several people 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3978862/Dating-SIX-partners-NORMAL-traditional-one-one-one-relationships-replaced-seeing-people.html

DO NOT trust that study because
eHarmony is ONLY 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 used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

Moreover eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia; also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony. eSynchrony in Singapore, MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc. 


SFC article: eHarmony CEO wants to court the Tinder crowd
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/sfc-article-eharmony-ceo-wants-to-court.html

 
eHarmony reinforces security
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/eharmony-reinforces-security.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

eHarmony reinforces security



because eHarmony is afraid of big hacking incident ala AshleyMadison that can devastate it!

Update on Compromised Passwords 2012 post
http://www.eharmony.com/blog/update-on-compromised-passwords/


"eHarmony not hacked" 2011 deleted post 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/04/eharmony-not-hacked-deleted-post.html

Employee data leaks from most of world’s biggest firms—and UK tops list (via ArstechnicaUK)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/employee-data-leaks-from-most-of-worlds.html


Next big data-leak will be from Match Group's sites, perhaps. Who knows?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/next-big-data-leak-will-be-from-match.html


SFC article: eHarmony CEO wants to court the Tinder crowd
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/sfc-article-eharmony-ceo-wants-to-court.html


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

Moreover eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia; also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony. eSynchrony in Singapore, MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc. 

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

article: Is Technology Really Making It Easy For People To Find True Love?

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/52972/20161128/is-technology-really-making-it-easy-for-people-to-find-true-love.htm


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.

  

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


article: The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/article-rise-of-dating-app-fatigue.html

Sunday, November 27, 2016

SFC article: eHarmony CEO wants to court the Tinder crowd


http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/eHarmony-CEO-wants-to-court-the-Tinder-crowd-10636447.php

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

Moreover eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia; also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony. eSynchrony in Singapore, MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc. 

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

 

eHarmony had a "Tinder style" site called Jazzed from August 2010 to August 2012 (free online dating site intended to be a Purgatory and eHarmony intended to be the Heaven).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/09/jazzed-eharmony-evow-plentyoffish.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/jazzed-powered-by-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/04/jazzed-launched-august-2010.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/09/jazzed-game-over-eharmony-hacked-again.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.

  

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Firms Hit By Data Breach Likely To Lose Customers' Trust







http://www.cxotoday.com/story/customers-reluctant-to-work-with-cos-hit-by-cyber-attacks-report/
The organizations who have hit by data breach attacks, are likely to lose the trust of their potential customers, the new study has revealed. According to a report by the Internet Society, companies those are not doing enough to protect themselves from cybercrime will lose customers quickly as consumer confidence in web services is at an all-time low.  According to the findings, 59 percent of users admit they would likely not do business with a company which had suffered a data breach.
via
2016 Global Internet Report.
 

AshleyMadison GAME OVER, but they insist with reboot! http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/ashleymadison-game-over-but-they-insist.html

Nobody cares about online dating hacking incidents & Management Team, of course not interested at all in security.

article: Why hackers are shifting focus to dating websites
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/article-why-hackers-are-shifting-focus.html

Thursday, November 24, 2016

article: Why hackers are shifting focus to dating websites


http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/241116/heres-why-hackers-are-shifting-focus-to-dating-websites.html

Nobody cares about online dating hacking incidents & Management Team, of course not interested at all in security.
We are waiting for MTCH (Match Group) big hacking incident revealing they create fake profiles from inside.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/nobody-cares-about-aff-hacking-incident.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/aff-data-breach-old-new-or-both-anyway.html



Interesting and Controversial Chinese AI software judges



whether Chinese men aged 18-55 could be criminals based on facial features

Xiaolin Wu and Xi Zhang, researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, released their paper on arXiv, an online open-sourced pre-print journal – but it has not yet been peer-reviewed or published officially.
The researchers singled out three features that they suggest can tell whether someone will be a criminal or not – lip curvature, eye inner corner distance, and the angle from the tip of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3956826/Do-face-criminal-Controversial-AI-judges-law-abiding-based-look-like.html

PAPER "Too hot to trust:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/paper-too-hot-to-trust.html

PAPER: "Telling facial metrics: facial width is associated with testosterone levels in men"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/paper-telling-facial-metrics-facial.html

How facial features drive our first impressions
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/how-facial-features-drive-our-first.html

article about Tinder at La Naci├│n Newspaper
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/11/article-about-tinder-at-la-nacion.html

about article "Bot Selects Tinder Dates For You"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/about-article-bot-selects-tinder-dates.html

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DatePlay will launch soon (part 2)




to offer online games and offline dates
and
London Dating Startup Rendeevoo Ceases Operations (on-demand dating service focused around offline connections.)
http://globaldatinginsights.com/2016/11/23/london-dating-startup-rendeevoo-ceases-operations/

Please be alerted in advance "online dating gaming" applications are only for fun, for casual dating.
Not for serious dating.


DatePlay will launch soon
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/dateplay-will-launch-soon.html

article: What Are Match Group's Biggest Competitors?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/article-what-are-match-groups-biggest.html

BI article: Dating app Hinge is rolling back part of its big reboot after less than a month
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/bi-article-dating-app-hinge-is-rolling.html

Informant says: Lively App by Zoosk can not take off and Zoosk sinking ship
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/informant-says-lively-app-by-zoosk-can.html

article: Online dating drives singles into burn-out
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/article-online-dating-drives-singles.html

Happn in emergency. Plans to reboot next Q2 2017 if it can!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/happn-in-emergency-plans-to-reboot-next.html

Qwantify / Quantifying Love is eHarmony on steroids at Bridget Jones's Baby
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/quantifying-love-is-eharmony-on.html

article: What Are Match Group's Biggest Competitors?

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/11/22/what-are-match-group-biggest-competitors.html



Match Group, parent company of Tinder, has a big debt of USD 1.2 Billion!!!
The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe and many more!

Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
For me it is clear 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.


Mobile payments not taking off!!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/mobile-payments-not-taking-off.html

article: Online dating drives singles into burn-out
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/article-online-dating-drives-singles.html

SA article Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/sa-article-match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q3.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.
 
 
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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

article: Online dating drives singles into burn-out



http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/Online-Dating-treibt-Singles-ins-Burn-out-14212304
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/-Auf-1000-Anfragen-bekam-ich-20-Antworten--25293558

Please read the first post of this blog in March 2010
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/03/introduction.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.
 
 
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

Mobile payments not taking off!!!








via
2016 Mobile Benchmark Report
http://www.slideshare.net/adobe/2016-mobile-benchmark-report
http://globaldatinginsights.com/2016/11/22/people-are-downloading-fewer-new-apps-but-launching-their-existing-apps-more-as-market-tightens/

Please see also:
comScore 2016 Global Digital Future in Focus
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/comscore-2016-global-digital-future-in.html

paper: Preliminary Investigation on User Interaction with IBM Watson Analytics

Preliminary Investigation on User Interaction with IBM Watson Analytics

Artificial intelligence: Can Watson save IBM?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/artificial-intelligence-can-watson-save.html


FT articles: Bank hiring: Wall St turns to machines to find better-behaved bankers & Making the grade at Deutsche Bank
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/ft-articles-bank-hiring-wall-st-turns.html


PAPER Predicting personality traits related to consumer behavior using SNS analysis
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/paper-predicting-personality-traits.html

 
biased ARTICLE and PAPER: "Here's how to read someone's personality by their online profile picture"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/biased-article-and-paper-heres-how-to.html

 
PAPER The Gamification User Types Hexad Scale
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/paper-gamification-user-types-hexad.html


article: Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and How to Make Them Work for You
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/article-predictive-analytics-big-data.html

 
IBM will analyze Twitter data and turn it into something actionable for the enterprise.

http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-29-twitter-teams-with-ibm-for-business-analytics

IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/ibm-deciphers-personality-types-from.html

PAPER System U: Automatically Deriving Personality Traits from Social Media for People Recommendation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/paper-system-u-automatically-deriving.html



Unfortunately the Big Five normative personality test is obsolete, it has been proven as an incomplete and incorrect model of personality. The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification. 

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 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!!! because they mostly use the Big 5 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.

Online Dating sites OFFERING COMPATIBILITY MATCHING METHODS BASED ON PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 normative personality test instead.
The same applies for Personality Based Recommender Systems.

 

  
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

Bumble by Badoo wants to be the next ElevatedCareers by eHarmony Inc. (BumbleBizz)


Bumble Dating App Expands Into Career Networking
http://adage.com/article/mobile-apps/bumble-launches-job-networking-feature-bumblebizz/306847/

GoodBye ElevatedCareers by eHarmony Inc.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/goodbye-elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-inc.html

Bumble launches BFF (Badoo Friends Finder), a feature to find new friends
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/bumble-launches-bff-badoo-friends.html

Informant says: Lively App by Zoosk can not take off and Zoosk sinking ship
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/informant-says-lively-app-by-zoosk-can.html

Bumble, Tinder competitor, launches in France
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/bumble-tinder-competitor-launches-in.html


Tinder, Match, Meetic, Ourtime, PlentyOfFish, MeetMe (MEET), Hinge, Happn, CoffeeMeetsBagel, OKCupid, Bumble, Zoosk, and many more: in a WAR between themselves, no one will win!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Informant says: Lively App by Zoosk can not take off and Zoosk sinking ship



http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/zoosk.com

Who knows?

Is Zoosk a sinking ship and its CEO is an optimistic person?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/is-zoosk-sinking-ship-and-its-ceo-is.html
 

Online Dating Market 2016 (Statista)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/online-dating-market-2016-statista.html


If online dating sites from Avalanche are GAME OVER?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/if-online-dating-sites-from-avalanche.html


Snap Interactive (STVI) Q3 2016. A sinking ship?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/snap-interactive-stvi-q3-2016-sinking.html

Spark Networks Inc. (LOV) reported a loss of USD94,000 in Q3 2016.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/spark-networks-inc-lov-reported-loss-of.html
Another sinking ship?

MeetMe's (MEET) CEO on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (via SA)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/meetmes-meet-ceo-on-q3-2016-results.html

SA article Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/sa-article-match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q3.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.
 
 
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

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rocket Internet SE reducing personnel in Berlin.





75 per cent fewer employees in the holding company.  But there is much more behind this.


http://www.finance-magazin.de/strategie-effizienz/unternehmensstrategie/massiver-personalabbau-bei-rocket-internet-1392341/
http://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/it/jobabbau-bei-rocket-internet-samwer-baut-jobs-in-berlin-ab-a-1121889.html
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/personal-abbau-rocket-internet

Excellent and must read article: How Rocket Internet SE got entangled in its own web (in India)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/excellent-and-must-read-article-how.html


Rocket Internet SE H1 2016
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/rocket-internet-se-h1-2016.html

 
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 


 
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.

funny article: Brexit won't harm EliteSingles as "people always need love"










http://www.businesscloud.co.uk/news/brexit-wont-harm-dating-firm-as-people-always-need-love

We have a 30-50 per cent success rate. We can’t guarantee love, but we can increase its chances massively,” he continued.
If they were a medicine, they will be performing as placebo.
FYI: EliteSingles/eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony sites and 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 used by eHarmony, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.


Affinitas recently reached 40 million global registered users while more than half a million new members are signing up each month.
Not sure how many of those are really active members paying a subscription each month to use their sites.
eHarmony's sites are 3 times bigger in active users and revenue than EliteSingles's sites.
And worse, Affinitas GmbH. can not beat and will never beat eHarmony Inc. in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and United States.

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.co.uk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.com
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.ca
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.com.au
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.co.za
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.ie
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/elitesingles.co.nz

More about ISI data scientists get entangled with eHarmony to engineer the perfect match
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/more-about-isi-data-scientists-get.html


Scammers from Nigeria by Alexa catfishing at EliteSingles CA and USA?
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MATCH GROUP not interested in German based company Affinitas GmbH.
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