10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. GDI Pleased To Announce First Set Of Exciting Names For This Year’s Conference & Spotlight On Startups Event – We are also extending the discounted early bird ticket sales for another week.
  2. German Media Group ProSiebenSat.1 Buys 50% Of Parship For €100m – The landmark deal sees the German dating business valued at €300m.
  3. GDI Meets CEO Of Thriving Premium Dating Brand EliteSingles Jeronimo Folgueira – We ask Folgueira if the company sees the rise of more casual, free and mobile dating as a threat, and how its  focus has changed over the past few years.
  4. Match.com Stabbing Victim Wins Right To Sue Dating Site For Failure To Warn – Beckman’s suit says that Match.com failed to warn her and others of the potential dangers.
  5. Internet Service Providers Could Be Breaching EU Guidelines By Blocking Ads And Porn – Internet providers could be breaking net neutrality regulations if they block content such as adverts and porn on a network level.
  6. BBC Crimewatch Tonight Will Feature Report On Dangers Of Online Dating – The first of four episodes airing throughout September, each one broadcast from a studio based near the scenes of the featured crimes.
  7. Lunch Actually Group Raises Impressive 7 Figure Series A Funding – South East Asia’s largest dating service provider raised the impressive round of Series A from Mixi & Fatfish Internet Group.
  8. App Usage Accounts For 50% Of Time Spent On Digital Media For Americans – ComScore’s results show that smartphone usage takes up a huge 57% of user time spent on digital media, with desktop lagging behind with 32%.
  9. Apple Unveils New iPhone 7 With Faster Processor And Wireless Headphones – The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to order on 9th September and shipping is expected to begin 16th September.
  10. Match.com Plans To Launch Mobile App In Latin American Markets – From September, the Match.com app will be available in Mexico and five other countries in Latin America.

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