10 Top Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. The Meet Group Completes $70m Acquisition Of LOVOO – The deal was announced on 20th September, and marks The Meet Group’s third major acquisition in a year.
  2. Prehistoric Humans May Have Survived By Forming Complex Social Networks To Avoid Inbreeding – Evidence for this came from a famous prehistoric burial site in Russia named Sunghir.
  3. Divorce Rates In England & Wales Are Increasing – In 2016, the number of divorces among opposite-sex couples in England and Wales increased by 5.8% to 106,959, compared with 2015.
  4. Matrimony.com Expands Wedding Venue Finder Platform Across India – The wedding platform is being expanded into three new states in southern India – Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala.
  5. Google Adds New ‘Days To Conversion’ Segment On AdWords – The new “days to conversion” segment shows you the number of days it takes for people to convert after clicking your ad.
  6. Facebook Native Videos Drive 530% More Comments Than YouTube Videos – Posting a video on Facebook encourages five times as many people to comment on average.
  7. Hinge Launches New Billboard Ad Campaign In New York City – The adverts focus on the personality-based questions the dating app asks its users.
  8. Bumble Is Hosting Networking & Workshop Pop-Up In London This Month  – On 27th & 28th October 2017, Bumble will take over Brown Hart Gardens off Oxford Street.
  9. Facebook Releases Latest Blueprint eLearning Course ‘Closing The Deal With Conversions – The course is part of Facebook Blueprint, the social network’s eLearning program.
  10. Over-50s Singles In UK Spend £644m Looking For Love Every Year – Data collected by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) said the average “silver single” spends around £58 per date.
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