10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. We Are Extending The Spotlight On Startups Application Deadline Until Friday 7th October – Also find full details about the evening event, which runs after our London dating conference on the 27th October.
  2. LOVOO Pay €1.2m To End Legal Proceedings Following Police Raid – The news comes four months after the dating brand’s offices were stormed by armed police in connection with allegations of customer deception.
  3. Tinder To Offer One Off Payments With New Profile Boost Feature – Tinder Boost will make your profile one of the “top profiles in your area” for 30 minutes.
  4. Hinge Will Launch New Paid Dating App In Two Weeks – This comes after the app broke its long silence last week, and launching a site dedicated to the depressing state of today’s “swiping culture”.
  5. Free Dating Platform Sees 62% Paid Subscriber Growth With New Low Priced Freemium Service – The premium service starts at £5 a month and has more than doubled Free Dating Platform’s conversion rate.
  6. Match Group User Retention Experts Talk Strategies To Reduce Churn – Two of the Match Group’s user retention experts recently sat down with App Annie to give some insights.
  7. FriendSwipe Lets You See The Tinder Profiles Of Your Facebook Friends – The tool lets you form social groups with your friends that use the app, then connect with nearby and like-minded groups.
  8. ioSquare, French Automated Content Startup Used By Match Group, Merges With Besedo – The agreement, which aims to create a joint global market leader, is a cash-and-share deal that sees ioSquare take a stake in Besedo.
  9. 40% Of Brits ‘Actively Ignore’ Branded Content Online – New research from Kantar TNS polled 70,000 consumers from around the world about their thoughts on branded content.
  10. Young Mobile Daters Might Not Be Looking For Hookups After All – Research conducted by the University of Sydney says singles aren’t using online dating just for hookups, counter to popular assumptions.

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