10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Match.com Launches Chatbot Lara In The UK – Match.com has expanded its dating assistant chatbot Lara into the UK, providing singles with potential matches and dates from within the Facebook Messenger app.
  2. Happn Launches AdServer & Announces New Head Of Advertising Division – Having revealed it is currently testing a new premium layer to its dating service, dating app Happn is also strengthening its advertising revenue stream, with the launch of a new AdServer.
  3. MeetMindful Raises Seed Round Of $1.8m – MeetMindful, the Denver dating service that connects people pursuing a “healthy, mindful lifestyle” has just raised $1.8m in funding.
  4. SNAP Interactive Adds Microtransactions To Video Platforms – The new microtransactions give users limited access to premium-level benefits without the need for a premium subscription.
  5. Instagram Stories Now Has More DAUs Than Snapchat – Instagram’s Stories feature is receiving more daily users than the Snapchat original it was based on.
  6. Happn Officially Launches In India With New Investors & Bollywood Star Brand Ambassador – Happn is following Tinder with a push into the Indian market, securing some influential partnerships to help kickstart its growth in the country.
  7. Here’s What Mark Zuckerberg Announced On F8 Day One – We listed some of the key technologies Zuckerberg spoke about this week at F8.
  8. Badoo Founder Andrey Andreev Gives First Interview In Four Years – The dating influencer spoke to Business Insider because Badoo is prepping the launch of a fresh redesign of the hugely popular dating platform.
  9. Tinder Pushes Back Against Dating App Criticisms With Own Study On ‘Myths’ Of Modern Dating – Tinder has just released the results of a new study it has conducted that aims to debunk some common “modern dating myths” and push back against anti-online dating sentiment.
  10. Say Allo Wants To Be ‘Amazon For Dating’ By Using AI & Machine Learning To Offer Singles Better Matches – Say Allo is a new social discovery app that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help offer singles more compatible matches.

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