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10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. Sean Rad Steps Down As Tinder CEO To Head New Swipe Ventures Project – With the move, Sean Rad will become the Chairman of Tinder and Swipe Ventures.
  2. Paktor Announces First Acquisition, Securing Controlling Stake In Asian Livestreaming App 17 – The cash will be used to boost 17 in Paktor’s existing markets.
  3. GDI Meets Matthew Pitt, CEO Of First Exclusively Spanish-Focused White Label Platform Olé Dating – This video interview with Matthew Pitt is the latest interview in our GDI Meets series.
  4. JigTalk Puts Conversation Before Appearance With Its Jigsaw-Covered Profile Pictures – The app wants to help singles connect over its “Talk more = See more” policy.
  5. DateTix Raises $1.3m In Private Placement – The private placement was at a fixed price of A$0.34 per share, and received strong support from new and existing investors from Asia and Australia.
  6. First Episode Of Tinder’s DTR Podcast Launched Yesterday, Looking At Conversation Openers – DTR, which stands for “define the relationship”, is Tinder’s new six part podcast series looking at dating in the digital age.
  7. After Ghosting Comes Breadcrumbing, The Latest New Dating Trend – Breadcrumbing describes people who lead you on by randomly contacting you after long periods of time, before disappearing again.
  8. Google Makes App Updates 65% Smaller – The new approach, called file-by-file patching, makes app updates 65% smaller than the full app, and in some cases more than 90% smaller, Google said.
  9. Carol Vorderman Rejects Claims She Has Accepted £250,000 To Be ‘Rear’ Of Toyboy Warehouse – Last week, Toyboy Warehouse offered the former Countdown co-host a quarter of a million to sign up to its service.
  10. Tinder’s VP Of Engineering Talks About Building The App On New Developer Blog – Maria Zhangexplains how the engineers at Tinder work to keep on top of the challenges that face an app of Tinder’s size.

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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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