10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. New Investigation Finds UK Cybercrime Has Seen 90% Spike, With Most Going Unreported – It says there is a “tidal wave” of online fraud happening in Britain, with the vast majority of it going unreported.
  2. OkCupid Sees Good Response To Latest ‘Best Date Spot’ – They have seen an excellent response to its latest PR campaign that lists the best date spots in various US cities.
  3. Federal Judge Approves $11.2m Ashley Madison Settlement – The settlement was proposed earlier this month to settle a number of class action suits against the Canadian company over its 2015 data breach.
  4. Internet Use Among Over-65s Has Increased By 22% In Six Years – The survey was looking at how internet use is correlated to various socio-demographic characteristics like sex, age, disability and geographical location.
  5. Watch Viral Tinder Couple Meet For First Time On Good Morning America – Josh Avsec and Michelle Arendas’ story went viral after Avsec posted their amusing dating app exchange on Twitter.
  6. Tinder, Facebook & Paktor Headline Next GDI London Conference– The one day event will take place at The Grange, St Paul’s in London on 28th September.
  7. EliteSingles’ Exclusive Dating Brand Attractive World Expands To Australia and New Zealand – They have already soft-launched in the countries.
  8. Blind Dating App Jigtalk Becomes First British Business Accepted Onto NASDAQ’s Startup Programme – The CEO and co-founder of the app, Alex Durrant, will join 12 entrepreneurs in San Francisco for the 12-week 2017 series of the Milestone Makers program.
  9. Loveflutter Releases New Premium Version For People Who Have Blue Tick Verification On Twitter – It sees the dating company harness an active and significantly-sized pool of verified online accounts, in an effort to offer a safer dating platform.
  10. Mobile Advertising Now Makes Up 87% Of Facebook’s Total Ad Revenue– In terms of total advertising revenue, this grew 47% from $6.2bn in the second quarter of 2016 to $9.1bn in 2017.
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