10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Affinitas Announce Merger Deal With Spark Networks – Called Spark Networks SE, the new merged business will be organised as a European company and headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
  2. Tinder Hits 1.9m Paid Subscribers In Q1, As Match Group Talks ‘Big Investment’ In AI – International growth has driven another good quarter for Match Group, CEO Greg Blatt calling the company’s Q1 results a “solid start” for the dating leader.
  3. Gleeden Hits 3.5m Subscribers & Launches In India – The news comes as the French dating brand announces it has crossed the 3.5m global subscriber count.
  4. Programmer Scrapes Dataset Of 40,000 Tinder Profile Pics & Posts Online For Researchers To Use – A programmer who scraped 40,000 photos from dating app Tinder to help aid artificial intelligence research has been reprimanded by the Hollywood company for breaking its terms and conditions.
  5. 3 Types Of Facebook Ad Campaigns You Have To Try – Guest article by Matt Tomkin, Digital Marketing Consultant at Relative Marketing.
  6. Smartphone Owners Use 9 Apps Every Day & 30 Every Month – The mobile analytics company analysed mobile app usage in a host of countries such as the US, UK, Japan, China, South Korea and Germany.
  7. New Laurie Segall CNN Documentary Explores Human Cost Of Ashley Madison Hack – The episode is part of Segall’s new series, Mostly Human with Laurie Segall, which explores “sex, love, death – humanity – through the lens of tech”.
  8. Slack Adds Time Limits For Guest Accounts – Teams that use Slack can now manage guest accounts better, thanks to two new releases by the communication platform.
  9. This Report Reveals The Words You Should Be Using In Your Push Notifications – Leanplum’s report, called Push Notification Content, offers a breakdown of the words and themes that good push notifications should and should not include.
  10. UK University Wins Award For Online Dating-Inspired App For Finding A University Course – In 2015, the University of Salford created Match Made in Salford, an online tool inspired by online dating sites designed to help prospective students find their “perfect match” at the university.

To get updates on all the most important dating news, sign up to our weekly newsletters below: