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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. GDI Power Book 2017 Launches Next Week – Going live on Valentine’s Day, 2017’s edition will be focusing specifically on the events of the past 12 months.
  2. Swiss Dating App Blinq Bought By Ad Firm APG | SGA – The Swiss firm, which focuses on outdoor advertising, will be using Blinq’s tech for a series of interactive ads using beacon technology.
  3. Match.com Singles In America Study Looks At Technology, Social Media & Gender Roles In The Online Dating Age – More singles are turning to the internet to find a partner; 53% now have a dating profile.
  4. Paktor Announces Set Of Four Dating App Acquisitions – The Southeast Asia dating leader has bought three companies that manage four social dating apps – Down, Sweet, Goodnight and Kickoff.
  5. Tickets Selling Fast For GDI & Facebook Barcelona Event – Taking place before the European Summit in Sitges, our next event will see Facebook’s Enno Joensson giving an exclusive talk.
  6. SNAP Interactive’s Shares Soar By 164% After Investors Confuse It With Snapchat – SNAP Interactive’s stock is under the ticker “STVI”, whereas Snapchat’s will be “SNAP” when the company does IPO.
  7. US Singles Are More “Swipe Happy”, 7x More Likely To Subscribe To Dating Apps – Subscription rates in North America are 7.2 times higher than those in EMEA and 2.6 times higher than those in (APAC).
  8. SNAP Interactive Begins Paltalk Integration With New Dating Section On Chat Room – When clicked, the new section encourages users of Paltalk to join Snap’s Facebook-connected dating service FirstMet.
  9. Blued Secures Funding From Chinese State-Backed Media – According to e27, the investment was made because of Blued’s growth in “live streaming, e-commerce, gaming healthcare and entertainment”.
  10. Dating Apps Boost The UK Economy By £11.7bn Every Year – A first date will cost an average of £41.20, but if people decide to meet up again, the price decreases to £28.83, TSB revealed.

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Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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