10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. Uploading Pictures Of Your Hotel Room To This App Could Stop Sex Trafficing – Law enforcement is calling on travellers to use new technology to help its fight against sex trafficking.
  2. LOVOO CEO And Founder Benjamin Bak Resigns Following Arrest – After being arrested by police in the headquarters of the dating giant he founded, LOVOO CEO Benjamin Bak has resigned from his position.
  3. New App Remainder Connects Heartbroken Remain Voters Who Wanted To Stay In The EU – A new site has popped up that wants to help heartbroken Remain voters take solace in a different kind of union.
  4. Tinder And Netflix Usage Times Overlap, Reveals Research Into Smartphone Interactions – There is a strong correlation between when people watch Netflix and use dating apps like Tinder & OkCupid.
  5. Meet Me Is Acquiring Skout For €55m – A huge piece of dating industry consolidation happened this week, with MeetMe acquiring Skout for a massive $55m.
  6. Twitter Unveils New Dashboard For Businesses – Twitter has just launched a new dashboard for businesses, that lets brands schedule posts & engage with their audience.
  7. Every Minute There Are 1m Swipes On Tinder – Every minute, there are almost a million swipes on Tinder around the world, 2.5m Instagram likes, and 7m people watching a Snapchat video.
  8. Tinder Adding Verification Blue Ticks To Branded Movie Profiles – Tinder has started using its celebrity “verified” profiles, which come with a blue tick, to entice users to swipe right on branded profiles.
  9. Hacked Data Of 150,000 Muslim Match Users Posted Online – The user information and profiles of over 150,000 people has been posted online, according to a new report in Motherboard.
  10. Christian Connection Owners Widernet Acquire Web Development Company Pigment – Niche online dating developer Widernet has just announced its acquisition of Pigment Ltd.

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