10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Zoosk CEO Kelly Steckelberg Is Leaving The Company – In a press release announcing the surprise move, Zoosk said Steckelberg was leaving “for personal reasons”.
  2. Journalist Gets Inside Look At Tinder’s Secretive Invite-Only Tinder Select Service – Business Insider has gained an inside look at the dating product, after one of its New York-based journalists was invited to the secretive platform.
  3. After Launch In France, Match Group Expands Over-50s Brand Ourtime Into UK – The product, called Ourtime, was originally launched in France towards the end of May under the name DisonsDemain.
  4. New Facebook Ad Tools Let You Target Customers Most Likely To Spend – Facebook has this week announced two new tools to help marketers target people who are likely to spend money on their services.
  5. Campaigners Built A Tinder Chatbot To Persuade Young People In Swing Seats To Vote Labour – Two campaigners created a Tinder chatbot that targeted 18 to 25-year-olds in constituencies where the youth vote might affect the outcome, and persuaded them to vote tactically to help the Labour Party.
  6. London Woman Found Guilty Of Scamming £100,000 From Four Men Says She Was Part Of Larger Scheme – A London scammer faces jail after being found guilty of scamming four men out of £100,000.
  7. Dating App For Outdoor Enthusiasts Luvbyrd Acquires Social Adventure Platform Yonder – Built by founder Mike Keshian, Luvbyrd is a niche dating product that lets lovers of the outdoors connect over common interests – whether skiing, running, fishing or surfing.
  8. First Strips Away Messaging, Making Online Dating More Like Uber – First is a new mobile product that lets singles go on dates that have been posted by other users.
  9. OkCupid Joins Amazon, Reddit & Y Combinator With Support Of Day Of Action To Save Net Neutrality – Almost 90 companies, websites and organisations are supporting the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.
  10. Does The Abundance Of Choice Online Dating Offers Actually Impair Singles’ Satisfaction? – Does the abundance of choice offered by online dating actually impact people’s own assessment of the romantic connections they make, and is this choice more or less likely to make them happy?

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