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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. Time Running Out To Enter Spotlight On Startups Competition – The event, which takes place on the 27th October, will see the hottest new dating startups pitch & get questioned by attendees & experts.
  2. Tinder Launches New Voting Tool Stacks For iMessage – The feature lets you take a series of photos, combine them into a “stack”, and send to your friends, who can vote on them.
  3. Bumble Is Launching New Selfie Verification System – The feature works by showing users a picture of someone posing in a certain position before asking them to replicate it.
  4. Former Mobile Dating Star Hinge Is About To Return With A Rebuilt Product – The rebuild comes aster Hinge CEO & founder Justin McLeod said the company was “not living up to our mission”.
  5. Seeking Arrangement Grilled On Good Morning Britain’s Sugar Daddy Segment Today – The section spoke with two female “sugar babies” and sugar daddy “Darren” as well as the company’s spokesperson.
  6. Tinder Joins Female Social App Hey! Vina As Investor & Partner – Tinder said it will help VINA with “first-hand knowledge and industry connections” to help it become a market-leading global platform.
  7. Gamified Dating App ooOo® Sees 324% Signup Increase With Android And Mobile Web Launch – The app was back in July, with founder David Minns having taught himself how to code for iOS using YouTube videos.
  8. Read This Excellent Article On The Dangers Of VC Funding – Eric Paley, a managing partner at Founder Collective, recently laid out some of these problems in an excellent opinion article for TechCrunch.
  9. Twitter Finally Rolls Out New 140 Character Limit – Now @ names, media attachments and quoted tweets will no longer count towards the 140 limit.
  10. London Startup VieLoco Brings Live Video Streaming Between Matches -The app sets itself apart from other dating platforms by allowing users to video call their matches and speak to them in real time.

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Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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