Monday, October 14, 2019

SA article: Match Group: Simply A Very Effective Business Model With Much Growth Ahead


https://seekingalpha.com/article/4296512-match-group-simply-effective-business-model-much-growth-ahead
And the USD 1.6+ Billion debt?
And lawsuits?

Match Stock Faces Huge Debt Load As Parent IAC Agrees To Spinoff /// MTCH
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/match-stock-faces-huge-debt-load-as.html

Law Firms To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/law-firms-to-investigate-claims-on.html


SA article: Match Group: Swipe Left For Now
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/sa-article-match-group-swipe-left-for.html

Ex-Tinder CEO files lawsuit about defamation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/ex-tinder-ceo-files-lawsuit-about.html

Match Group gets USA DOJ subpoena for documents relating to USA FTC complaint
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/match-group-gets-usa-doj-subpoena-for.html

Tinder’s former marketing chief sues Match
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/tinders-former-marketing-chief-sues.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/email-that-tinders-owner-sent-refuting.html

PAPER: A New Similarity Measure Based on Simple Matching Coefficient

 for Improving the Accuracy of Collaborative Recommendations

http://www.mecs-press.org/ijitcs/ijitcs-v11-n6/IJITCS-V11-N6-5.pdf
 

PAPER: A new similarity measure for collaborative filtering based recommender systems
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/paper-new-similarity-measure-for.html

PAPER: A Study on the Accuracy of Prediction in Recommendation System Based on Similarity Measures
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/03/paper-study-on-accuracy-of-prediction.html



TC article: Facebook hired eHarmony’s chief scientist
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/05/tc-article-facebook-hired-eharmonys.html

Another HOAX: Dating app uses machine learning to find your most compatible partner
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/04/another-hoax-dating-app-uses-machine.html
 

 Scientists are studying your tweets, YouTube videos, Instagram posts. Is that ethical?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/04/scientists-are-studying-your-tweets.html


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)
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/05/paper-beyond-personalization-research.html
 

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

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 until now because they mostly use the Big Five model 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. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests or political views".  

Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena? 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF6 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
 

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 16PF6 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

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


Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF6 (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, October 13, 2019

Meet Group: obvious flaws in the products and lack of strategic direction, so the glass is either half full or half empty.





https://seekingalpha.com/article/4296286-meet-group-grows-impressively-despite-flaws
 

Analyst said: "Meet Group apps are not really dating apps any longer given the focus on live cams."
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/analyst-said-meet-group-apps-are-not.html



High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Match Stock Faces Huge Debt Load As Parent IAC Agrees To Spinoff /// MTCH





https://finance.yahoo.com/m/e6c4352c-1b15-3417-9741-9b408df00b1a/match-stock-faces-huge-debt.html
https://www.investors.com/news/technology/match-mtch-stock-spin-iac/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo


IAC will transfer roughly USD 1.67 Billion in debt to Match as part of the spinoff........ ... Match also plans to issue new debt to pay IAC and other shareholders a special dividend prior to the formal spinoff. Match paid out a USD 560 Million special dividend in 2018.




As of June 30, 2019, the Company had ... USD 1.6 Billion of long-term debt. 
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/match-group-nasdaqmtch-soars-after.html

Law Firms To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/law-firms-to-investigate-claims-on.html

Law Firms To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH





IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Match Group, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/important-investor-alert-schall-law-030500372.html

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Match Group, Inc. - MTCH
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shareholder-alert-pomerantz-law-firm-231500414.html
 

MATCH GROUP SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of MTCH Investors
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/match-group-shareholder-alert-lawsuit.html

Barry Diller accused of covering up Tinder CEO
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/barry-diller-accused-of-covering-up.html
 

SA article: IAC to spin off Match Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/sa-article-iac-to-spin-off-match-group.html


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

MATCH GROUP SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of MTCH Investors





https://www.tenlaw.com/cases/match-group-inc/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/match-group-shareholder-alert-lawsuit-204500725.html

More about: Dating app maker Match sued by FTC for fraud
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/more-about-dating-app-maker-match-sued.html

 
SA article: Match Group: Swipe Left For Now
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/sa-article-match-group-swipe-left-for.html

Ex-Tinder CEO files lawsuit about defamation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/ex-tinder-ceo-files-lawsuit-about.html

Match Group gets USA DOJ subpoena for documents relating to USA FTC complaint
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/match-group-gets-usa-doj-subpoena-for.html

Tinder’s former marketing chief sues Match
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/tinders-former-marketing-chief-sues.html
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/08/email-that-tinders-owner-sent-refuting.html

Sheriff: 21 apps that could be putting your child in danger




https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Sheriff-21-apps-that-could-be-putting-your-child-in-danger-562420901.html

UK: Dark side of dating sites and apps - and how you can avoid the dangers
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/uk-dark-side-of-dating-sites-and-apps.html

Kaspersky October 2017 research: Dangerous liaisons: Investigating the security of online dating apps (part 2)
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2017/10/kaspersky-october-2017-research.html

Monday, October 7, 2019

SA article: Match Group: Swipe Left For Now




https://seekingalpha.com/article/4295349-match-group-swipe-left-now

Match Group Stock Is Rising After Analyst Says Facebook Dating Isn’t a Threat ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/match-group-stock-is-rising-after.html




The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Match Group Stock Is Rising After Analyst Says Facebook Dating Isn’t a Threat ???




https://www.barrons.com/articles/match-group-stock-facebook-dating-51570461028

Bumble founder gets GBP 4 Million dividend ahead of potential float ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/bumble-founder-gets-gbp-4-million.html


Facebook Dating: 80 percent of people who used it in test countries came back every week
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/facebook-dating-80-percent-of-people.html

Bloomberg: Russia’s largest social network starts dating app to rival Tinder
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/bloomberg-russias-largest-social.html


Match Group gets USA DOJ subpoena for documents relating to USA FTC complaint
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/match-group-gets-usa-doj-subpoena-for.html

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Bumble founder gets GBP 4 Million dividend ahead of potential float ???




https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/10/06/bumble-founder-gets-4m-dividend-ahead-potential-float/
 

Bumble 2018 revenue was USD 162 Million, and the company is profitable.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/bumble-2018-revenue-was-usd-162-million.html

"Bumble is now a billion-dollar organization" ???
 https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/bumble-is-now-billion-dollar.html

  • Article about "hedonistic life of Bumble's queen bee"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/article-about-hedonistic-life-of.html
 

  • about article "Pregnancy is making Bumble CEO rethink parental work policies"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/about-article-pregnancy-is-making.html
MY BET and reading between lines: She wants to sell her stake in Bumble and get rid of MagicLab CEO (who has 78%+ stake in Bumble?)



BIASED and INCOMPLETE article: "Forbes interviewed 13 former employees of Magic Lab (Badoo, Bumble and others)"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/07/biased-and-incomplete-article-forbes.html

Badoo under UK fiscal fraud investigation?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2018/11/badoo-under-uk-fiscal-fraud.html

 
Facebook Dating: 80 percent of people who used it in test countries came back every week
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/10/facebook-dating-80-percent-of-people.html

Bloomberg: Russia’s largest social network starts dating app to rival Tinder
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/bloomberg-russias-largest-social.html


Match Group gets USA DOJ subpoena for documents relating to USA FTC complaint
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/match-group-gets-usa-doj-subpoena-for.html


 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Facebook Dating: 80 percent of people who used it in test countries came back every week




https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/10/4/20897180/mark-zuckerberg-employee-q-a-public-elizabeth-warren

SA article: Facebook Undervalued. Its Dating Service Fills An Underserved Market
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/sa-article-facebook-undervalued-its.html



The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Saturday, September 28, 2019

PAPER: A new similarity measure for collaborative filtering based recommender systems




https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950705119304484#!

PAPER: A Study on the Accuracy of Prediction in Recommendation System Based on Similarity Measures
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/03/paper-study-on-accuracy-of-prediction.html

STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY by LIFEPROJECT METHOD
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2012/10/strict-personality-similarity-by.html

All you need is maths? The man using equations to find love ???
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/all-you-need-is-maths-man-using.html



The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Friday, September 27, 2019

Match Group gets USA DOJ subpoena for documents relating to USA FTC complaint





https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/match-group-subpoenaed-by-doj
https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/28/match-group-gets-doj-subpoena-for-documents-relating-to-ftc-complaint

A Match "glitch" reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2018/04/a-match-glitch-reactivated-bunch-of-old.html 

More about: Dating app maker Match sued by FTC for fraud
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/more-about-dating-app-maker-match-sued.html


Many complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
Perhaps Only way to sustain that huge revenue is / WAS creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html

Remember last August 2011 when a U.S. Class Action Called Match a 'Scam' / More than 90% of potential dates are "phantoms," suit charged then Match had morphed its marketing campaign.


 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Forbes article: Virtual Reality Is The Future Of Finding Love ???





https://www.forbes.com/sites/solrogers/2019/09/20/virtual-reality-is-the-future-of-dating
 

Infographic: What Share Of Online Dating Users Is 'Investing in Love'?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/infographic-what-share-of-online-dating.html



2016 article: "Forget online dating, Virtual Reality Dating is the new thing"
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2016/09/article-forget-online-dating-virtual.html


The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Thursday, September 19, 2019

SA article "Facebook Dating Is A Threat To Match, But Not To Tinder"



https://seekingalpha.com/article/4292534-facebook-dating-threat-match-tinder

Infographic: What Share Of Online Dating Users Is 'Investing in Love'?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/infographic-what-share-of-online-dating.html

Is Facebook Dating Mining For More User Data Or Making Love Matches?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/is-facebook-dating-mining-for-more-user.html


Facebook May Strike Out in the Dating Game
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-may-strike-out-in-the-dating-game-11568286003

BI article: "all the features that Facebook Dating offers to woo millennials away from rivals like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble"
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/bi-article-all-features-that-facebook.html


Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

Infographic: What Share Of Online Dating Users Is 'Investing in Love'?




https://www.ibtimes.com/infographic-what-share-online-dating-users-investing-love-2823077
 

Is Facebook Dating Mining For More User Data Or Making Love Matches?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/is-facebook-dating-mining-for-more-user.html

Most popular online dating apps in the United States as of March 2019
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/most-popular-online-dating-apps-in.html


Is the Honeymoon Over for Dating Apps?
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/bi-reportarticle-dating-apps-like.html
Analysts say there are more users switching between apps than new users entering the dating-app market. 
 

Analysts at ProPrivacy say the dating apps collect everything from chat content to financial data on their users — and then they share it.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/06/analysts-at-proprivacy-say-dating-apps.html




The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles. 

The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is exactly STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tomer Garzberg explains his system of online dating, using data to find love ???




https://7news.com.au/the-morning-show/tomer-garzberg-explains-his-system-of-online-dating-using-data-to-find-love-c-459309

Is Facebook Dating Mining For More User Data Or Making Love Matches?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/is-facebook-dating-mining-for-more-user.html

All you need is maths? The man using equations to find love ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com/2019/09/all-you-need-is-maths-man-using.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 16PF6 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 16PF6 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

 
WorldWide, there are over 5,000 (five thousand) online dating sites:

- but no one is using the 16PF6 (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!!! i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.

- but no one is scientifically proven!  No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships (and very low divorce rates) than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.

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