10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. The Meet Group Is Acquiring LOVOO For $70m – This comes after the $55m Skout acquisition in June 2016 and the $60m purchase of if(we) in March 2017.
  2. Final Tickets Remaining For GDI Conference Next Week – Tinder, The Meet Group, The League, Paktor, Facebook, Microsoft & App Annie are all speaking at the dating industry event on 28th September.
  3. Once Hires Two Executives From Match Group To Lead Marketing & Acquisition – Matchmaking app Once has poached two Match Group executives to join its team, GDI can reveal.
  4. Hinge Lets You Match Singles Together With New Standalone Product Hinge Matchmaker – The new standalone app allows anyone to play “virtual cupid” for their single friends.
  5. GDI Nominated For Award At UK Business Awards 2017 – GDI is nominated in the Best New Business category.
  6. Should All Dating Products Be Implementing Voice Search Functionality? – In the past month, two leading dating services have added voice recognition features to their platform’s functionality.
  7. Plenty Of Fish Adds Voice Recognition To Platform With Google Assistant Integration – Plenty of Fish has become the second dating company this month to partner with a voice recognition tool.
  8. Researchers Study Positives & Negatives Of Having A Large Online Dating User Base – Researchers then increased the number of potential matches in the model to study the impact.
  9. Matrimony.com Oversubscribed 4.41 Times On Final Day Of IPO – The IPO began on 11th September and closed on 13th September, when the online matchmaking firm was oversubscribed by 441%.
  10. eharmony Research Finds Longer Profiles Increase Your Chance Of A Match By 50% – It analysed its platform data to nail down exactly which profile tricks can improve your chances of getting a match.
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