10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Interview: The Inner Circle CEO Looks Back on 2017 – GDI caught up with CEO David Vermeulen to find out more about the company’s successes over the course of the year.
  2. Interview: Yoti CEO Talks Digital Identification & Going Viral – GDI caught up with CEO and Founder Robin Tombs to find out more about the app, and how it might help to make our online lives safer.
  3. Viola.AI ‘World’s First’ AI Based Dating & Relationship Project – The company is targeting 25 million users by January 2020, and is also exploring potential collaborations with the Singaporean Government.
  4. Online Profile Pros Appoint eHarmony CEO as Director – Online Profile Pros offer consumers packages of 50-100 professional photographs for their online profiles, shot either in a studio or at a location.
  5. SNAP Interactive, Inc. Appoints Wall Street Crypto Expert Lou Kerner to Blockchain Advisory Board – Upon accepting his appointment, he will begin advising on the development of blockchain and crypto initiatives.
  6. From Academia: Online Dating Assists Social Integration – The study investigated whether meeting complete strangers online (vs friends of friends offline) was having an impact on the diversity of social networks.
  7. Dating App ‘Hater’ Secures Shark Tank Funding – The dating app is similar to Tinder in the way users need to swipe left and right, but it is dependent on whether they hate the same things.
  8. Tinder’s Head of Marketing & Communications Gives Branding Tips – Rosette Pambakian has written a guide full of tips on the news website Entrepreneur that is guaranteed to make a business a success.
  9. Bumble’s New Texas HQ Receives UK Media Coverage – Whitney Wolfe, Bumble’s founder, told Femail: “We provide free blowouts, hair trims, and manicures every other week to show appreciation for our busy bees.”
  10. FTC Wins Award for AshleyMadison.com Investigation – The ‘Chair’s Grand Award for Innovation’ was presented at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC)
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