10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Watch Video Highlights Of GDI Audience With Facebook In Barcelona – Earlier this month, GDI held an exclusive audience with Facebook in Barcelona.
  2. eHarmony Is Selling Jobs Platform Elevated Careers – Just under a year after launching the venture, the dating company appears to be selling the site, according to a leaked email sent to prospective buyers.
  3. Grindr Releases Set Of 500 Emojis In New App Gaymoji – The emojis include a rainbow-coloured heart, a cloud raining men and a peach with a phone handset placed on top.
  4. Indian Dating Startup Matchbox Accepted Onto Facebook’s FbStart Programme – The app shows you the top ten artists that are common between you and the person you are looking at.
  5. Why Data Monetisation Is The Perfect Match For Online Dating Apps – Excellent guest blog by Tutela about the potential of its anonymous data monetisation revenue stream.
  6. India Saw 50% Increase In Dating-Related Searches Last Year – This hike was also seen with searches related to weddings and wedding planning.
  7. Tinder Has Made 250,000 Transgender Matches Since Expanding Gender Options Last Year – The figure was revealed by Tinder co-founder Sean Rad during a panel at SXSW.
  8. Sam Yagan’s Corazon Capital Closes $40m Fund After Hiring Former Tinder CMO – Corazon Capital had raised $37m as of October 2016, according to SEC filings, and has now closed the full fund.
  9. Zoosk’s Lively Adds New Quickies Feature To Let Singles Send Framed Photos & Videos – The dating app offers a number of frames, including #DonaldTrumpImpression, #TBT images and #ThisOneTime.
  10. Sex Toy Company Settles $3m Suit For Collecting “Highly Sensitive” Data About Users – The We-Vibe “couples vibrator” lets users control the product via a smartphone app.

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