Friday, March 17, 2017

Bumble founder on millennial matchmaking ? via FT

Be alerted, be informed Bumble is backed by Badoo (80%, majority-owned by Badoo)
It is said Badoo is related to Russian mafia of white hat hackers in the spyware business.
Badoo is in big war with Tinder (Match Group)

When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (6 years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.
Then Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder.

Perhaps Badoo will incinerate Match in revenge?
If white hat hackers had hacked part of Match Group ala AshleyMadison case?
And soon they will leak internal docs showing Match dot com creates / used to create   fake profiles from inside?
PlentyOfFish (POF) and Tinder have 70% of MATCH GROUP's traffic but provide no more than 15% of the whole revenue?
Main revenue is provided by Match/Meetic sites? In the range of USD 850 million annually.
Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe?

Big war between Tinder and Badoo, and internal war inside Match - Tinder, if Tinder is cannibalizing Match.

Also complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!

The future of mobile is desktop!

SA article: MeetMe: That Hurts

eHarmony and other dating sites are collaborating with big AI players like IBM Watson ?

The hackers hacked? Badoo (2 June 2016)

Next big data-leak will be from Match Group's sites, perhaps. Who knows?

ALERT Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them online dating ones.

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