10 Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

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  1. 10 Things We Learned At The GDI Amsterdam Conference – Highlights from the day of insights & debate in our roundup of last week’s conference. We also posted pictures and a video from the European conference.
  2. Fling.com Breached As Hacker Sells 40m User Data On Dark Web – Adult site confirmed the massive hack, saying the breach happened back in 2011.
  3. Chinese Tinder Tantan Raises Massive $32m In Funding – Whopping funding round for Tinder clone as it hits 2.5m daily active users.
  4. Happn Rolls Out ‘See You There’ Feature To Help Users Arrange Offline Meetings – New feature sees thriving French app dip toes into “on-demand” offline-focused dating.
  5. Spark Networks Continue To Suffer Financial Woes In 2016 – Company continues to lose money despite best efforts to push user growth.
  6. Research Containing Data Of 70,000 OkCupid Users Removed Over Copyright Claim – Researchers posted the data saying it was already public, but it has now been taken down after OkCupid filed a copyright notice.
  7. These Are The Most Common Reasons Why Startups Fail – Researchers analysed over 200 founder postmortems to find out the most common reasons startups fail.
  8. US Man Facing 32 Years In Prison For Holding Tinder Date Captive & Beating Her For Six Days – The 30-year-old man held the student captive for six days after their second date.
  9. Founders Of Selfie Group Dating App INSTNT Focusing On Student Cities To Grow App – GDI interview with the two founders Chris Seddon and James Gee who want to put spontaneity back into online dating with their selfie-based group dating app.
  10. David Cameron Joining Tinder To Reach Young People About Voting In EU Referendum – Downing Street is prepping a campaign on the dating app to get people to register to vote.