10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. A Day In The Life: Casey Tebo, Co-founder of LFG Dating – Here at GDI, we recently sat down with LFGdating’s Casey Tebo to discuss what his typical day looks like.
  2. Study Claims Brexit Has Made Britain Less Attractive To Tech Talent –  YBorder found that there was a “sharp decrease” in the number of tech candidates expressing a desire to work in the UK.
  3. London Startup CiaoDate Launces £104,000 Crowdfunding Campaign To Fund Date-Focused App -The London-based startup was a finalist at this year’s GDI Spotlight on Startups awards.
  4. UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants Tech Companies To Ban Under-18s From Sexting – The Tory minister said social media companies should be doing more to protect the mental health of teens.
  5. Recent Poll Reveals Usage Stats Of Gay Dating Apps, Including Dangers Experienced By Users – Grindr was the most popular dating app amongst gay singles, with 74% of those asked saying they were on the app.
  6. New Report Argues Europe Could Soon Rival Silicon Valley For Tech – The report says that new tech hubs are emerging outside of London, Berlin and Stockholm, in places like Lisbon, Madrid, and Copenhagen.
  7. Alipay’s New Social Feature Turns App Into Hub For Prostitution & Hookups – The new social circles feature enables users to send photos, videos and comments to others on the app.
  8. App Market Continues To Grow Despite Saturation & Consumer Reluctance To Download New Apps – ComScore’s latest report reveals that over 50% of the UK’s total digital minutes are taken up by app usage.
  9. Over 850 Cases Of Sextortion Reported In UK This Year, As Police Warn About Rise Of Online Blackmail – So far, at least four suicides in the UK have been linked to sextortion.
  10. eHarmony Reveals Some Of The Biggest ‘Dating Dealbreakers’ In A Recent Study – The study found rudeness comes up trumps, with a huge 77% of men and 79% of women saying they just could not tolerate it.

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