10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. EliteSingles & Spark Networks Talks Merger Deal & Future Growth Strategy In Exclusive GDI Interview – We recently spoke to both parties about the merger agreement, to find out more about how the deal came about, and what the outlook and strategy for the combined company is.

  2. Guardian Soulmates Data Breach Leads To Users Receiving Spam Emails – Users of Guardian Soulmates have been receiving explicit spam emails after a data breach on the site, the BBC has revealed.

  3. Lunch Actually Group Builds Portfolio, Acquiring Indonesian Dating Service Setipe – Southeast Asian dating company Lunch Actually Group is continuing to expand its portfolio in the region, with the acquisition of Indonesian dating service Setipe.

  4. Google AdWords Rolls Out Similar Audiences For Search Ads – A new update by Google lets advertisers target consumers who are searching for similar things as their best customers.

  5. Tinder Teams Up With Napoli Football Club To Give Fans The Chance To Meet Striker Arkadiusz Milik – Serie A football club Napoli has teamed up with Tinder to set up its striker Arkadiusz Milik with a verified profile on the app.

  6. MeetMe Is Seeing 14% Daily Live Video Usage, As Company Posts 51% YoY Revenue Increase – MeetMe’s move into the world of live video is off to a promising start, with 14% of those with access to the live video feature watching it every day.

  7. New Study Says 70% Of Young Online Dating Users Have Met A Match Offline – A wide-ranging new report on young people, technology and sex has found that 34% of young people are using online dating services, and 70% have met up with one of their matches in real life.

  8. Loveflutter Returns With Revamped Twitter-Integrated Product – This week, the dating brand has announced its return to the online dating fold with an updated product centred around an integration with Twitter.

  9. Happn Teamed Up With Coca-Cola To Let Singles ‘Share A Coke’ On The App – As part of the partnership, Happn released a new option within its offline meetup feature See You There to enable singles to suggest meeting for a Coca-Cola.

  10. After Being Kicked Off Google Play Store, This 1-Click Dating App Profile Checker Tool Relaunches – An online dating profile checking tool has returned to Android after being booted from the Google Play Store when Tinder complained about the product.

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