10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Happn Closed Third Funding Round In January 2017 Joined By Havas Participations – Thriving French dating app Happn scooped a third round of funding joined by Havas Participations at the start of 2017, GDI can exclusively reveal.
  2. GDI Monaco Grand Prix Event Is Now Sold Out – The GDI event will run from Wednesday 24th – Thursday 25th May and includes trackside tickets to Thursday’s Formula One Practice and Qualifying sessions.
  3. Agile Wings CRO Jenny Gonzalez Talks New-Look Dating Factory & Savvier Online Dating Consumers – Latest GDI Meets video interview with the CRO of Agile Wings, Jenny Gonzalez.
  4. Paktor Merges With 17 Media To Create New Parent Company M17 – M17 Entertainment is the new parent company for mobile dating app Paktor and 17, a live streaming platform that lets celebrities, entertainers and influencers create and share live video content and photos.
  5. OkCupid Hit With $5m Class Action Suit Over ‘Dead Profile’ Claims – OkCupid has been hit with a $5m class action lawsuit by a former user who claims to have paid money to be set up with “dead” profiles on the dating service.
  6. New Dating App Gatsby Scans Every Profile Against Public Criminal Records – Gatsby is a swipe-based dating app that takes people’s profile information and compares it against billions of public data records to see if they have committed any kind of criminal or sexual offence.
  7. The Last Remaining Male White Rhino In The World Is On Tinder – Dating app Tinder has partnered with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya to help save the northern white rhino.
  8. Apple Cuts App Store Affiliate Commissions From 7% To 2.5% – Apple said that commissions on all other types of content, such as music, movies, books and TV, will remain at the current 7% commission rate in all markets.
  9. Hinge Launches New Digital Media Magazine IRL, Giving Advice & Insights On Modern Dating – IRL, which stands for “in real life”, is a new online magazine from the New York dating business that launched yesterday.
  10. Social Matchmaking Chatbot Foxsy Is Now Available On Viber – Foxsy is available on Viber through the messaging app’s Public Accounts feature, which was launched back in November and gives a way for businesses and brands to interact with customers.

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