10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. Large Cache Of Badoo User Data Is Being Sold Online – Large cache of Badoo user data has been stolen and is currently being traded online, according to new information released by LeakedSource.
  2. Blued Claims It Is Now Bigger Than Grindr After Closing Latest Series C Funding – Following its latest round of Series C and C+ funding, the app says its has been valued at $300m, overtaking Grindr which was said to be at $155m earlier this year.
  3. These Dating Apps Have The Highest Proportion of Female Users – SurveyMonkey Intelligence recently shared its findings with Business Insider, finding that Christian Mingle and Coffee Meets Bagel have the highest number of women in their user base.
  4. Tinder Forecasts Twofold Increase In Paid Subscribers In 2016 – According to new information from analysts at Cowen and Company.
  5. PlentyOfFish Murderer Sentenced To Life For Death Of Young School Teacher – The ex-psychiatric patient was sentenced to a minimum of 26 years imprisonment for the killing of 23-year-old Katie Locke.
  6. The Inner Circle Hire Facebook’s Aron Disco As Growth Marketing Manager – Having previously worked on the Global Marketing Solutions team at Facebook, Disco has now joined The Inner Circle to help expand the app’s international presence.
  7. LOVOO Founders Arrested As Armed Police Storm Dating App’s Offices – The two founders of mobile dating giant LOVOO have been arrested after armed police stormed their offices across Germany.
  8. Tinder Shuts Service For Under-18s – The company previously allowed members between the ages of 13 and 17 to access and use the dating service, only able to connect with other under-18s, but as of next week this will no longer be the case.
  9. Apple Giving Developers 85% Revenue Split If Customers Are Loyal – Apple’s usual 30% cut of revenue for subscription apps will halve if subscribers stay with the app for over a year.
  10. Google Also Planning 85% Revenue Split For Developers – Google, like Apple, also planning on cutting its revenue split, but without the one year requirement.

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