Friday, February 23, 2018

Badoo founder does not consider Tinder a competitor


Badoo NOT ON SALE, Founder talks at GQ magazine

Be alerted, be informed Bumble is backed by Badoo (80%, majority-owned by Badoo)
It is said Badoo is related to Russian mafia of white hat hackers in the spyware business.
Badoo is in big war with Tinder (Match Group)

When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (7 years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.
Then Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder (last December 2014).

Momo Agrees To Buy Tantan for USD 735 Million?


Momo started as an online dating app and has now progressed to being a full social media company

TC article about "Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises USD70M for monetization push and overseas expansion"

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SA article: How The Network Effect Will Allow Match Group To Dominate For Years To Come 

"The company has been a serial acquirer, acquiring PlentyOfFish in 2015, and working on acquiring one of its' biggest rival 'Bumble'."
Match Group never discloses revenue per its each and every 45 brands.
It has big debt, in the range of USD 1.3 Billion.
"The company has been a serial acquirer", as they can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry, they acquire to show illusory success to investors.
The new CEO wants to feminize Tinder, and will not acquire Bumble at all.
And moreover, there are other problems in the near future, as Legislation that can forbid automatic rebilling clauses for Online Dating Sites.

TechCrunch article: Facebook should actually be Tinder too

Monday, February 19, 2018

LemonSwan can not take off and offers free membership

LemonSwan is another eHarmony copycat style online dating site, using obsolete Big Five normative test. (LemonSwan Prinzip)
LemonSwan imitation game from Parship and ElitePartner

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!

about article: Getting Cozy with, the Online Dating Solution on the Blockchain

Other proposals like the one from Snap Interactive, Viola.AI, MatchPool, LUNA and others are using blockchain technology.

Where is exactly the innovation with Hicky?

The Online Dating Industry needs INNOVATIONS, not more bells and whistles.
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences) or other system that learns your preferences (READ machine learning)
Also do not mistake "artificial intelligence" with a behavioural recommender system.
Please do not call AI to any silly recommender system that learns your preference.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

article about Have Silicon Valley singles given up on the algorithms of love?

Match Group CEO talks she is going to feminize Tinder.

Remembering "Operation Match"

Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!

Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.