10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. GDI Meets the Owner of Hub People – GDI caught up with Michael O’Sullivan to get his take on the state of the online dating industry, and to find out more about the direction Hub People is taking.
  2. Peak Online Dating Season Begins in Late December –  In the middle of this peak season, online dating’s busiest day falls on the 7th of January (a Sunday in 2018).
  3. The Meet Group Releases Preliminary Q4 and Full Year Results – Q4 Revenue, the report suggests, should be at or above the initial estimate of $36.5 million to $38 million.
  4. Bumble Releases User Statistics for 2017 – It has released statistics on the interests and habits of its community, covering TV, sports and news sources as well as occupation preferences and in-app behaviour.
  5. Match Buy Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts – The 14 analysts overwhelmingly rated the stock as a buy, with just two suggesting a hold rating and none suggesting a sell.
  6. Snap Interactive Announces Capital Investment to Advance Blockchain Initiative – SNAP has stated that it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for the development of its blockchain product initiatives.
  7. Grindr’s INTO Partners with The Tenth Magazine – The Tenth hosts content from LGBTQ artists and intellectuals of colour.
  8. Ashley Madison Dissuades CasualX from Trademark Infringement – Ashley Madison asked CasualX to change its branding and slogan or face legal action.
  9. Instagram to Grow to Just Under 1 Billion Users by 2021– eMarketer has predicted that Instagram will increase from 593.7 million users this year to 927.9 million by 2021.
  10. Bumble Pens Open Letter to Disrespectful User – The messages implied that one of his matches was overweight, and that she’d have to lose weight before he would consider pursuing her.
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