10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Match.com Takes On Happn With New Missed Connections Feature – Missed Connections builds off Match.com’s “robust sophisticated matching algorithms” to help connect singles in a meaningful way.
  2. Paktor Acquires US Hook Up App Down – The deal was for “several million”, and follows Paktor’s acquisition of livestreaming app 17 last December.
  3. App Store Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To User Reviews – This ability has been available to Android developers since 2012, and has been something developers have requested on the App Store for years.
  4. Tickets On Sale For GDI’s Exclusive Audience With Facebook In Barcelona – Facebook’s Enno Joensson giving an exclusive talk about the exciting changes Facebook is making to the dating vertical.
  5. Happn CEO Responds To Match.com’s New ‘Imitation’ Missed Connections Feature –  CEO Didier Rappaport said the move made the company proud, as “imitation is the highest form of flattery”.
  6. The League Has Now Launched On Android – The exclusive dating app founded by Amanda Bradford was first launched for iOS in San Francisco back in 2015.
  7. Social Media Use Up 21% In 2016, Hitting 2.5m Users Globally – These insights come from “Digital in 2017”, the annual report put together by Hootsuite and We Are Social.
  8. Former Badoo Deputy CEO & Deliveroo Co-Founder Ready Peanut, A New Social Network For Mums – The app aims to bring “like-minded” mothers (or soon-to-be mothers) together.
  9. Google’s New Instant Apps Tool Lets You View App Content Without Downloading It – With Instant Apps, the user will be able to open the link and view the content from within the (uninstalled) app.
  10. GDI Power Book 2017 Launches On Valentine’s Day – The report lists the most influential and powerful players in the online dating industry.

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