Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CoffeeMeetsBagel: Dating Apps And The Gale-Shapley Algorithm ???


http://themarketmogul.com/coffee-meets-bagel-gale-shapley-algorithm/

Hilarious interview from CoffeeMeetsBagel founders (they should rebrand to BagelMeetsSausages)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/hilarius-interview-from.html
Five years and cannot take off. Only burning money from investors.


Please remember:
stable marriage as an economic function (as a complex mental process) is a HOAX.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/04/bbc-article-science-behind-online.html
They propose: a stable marriage can be predicted using mainly Gale_Shapley algorithm, General Equilibrium Theory and Non_cooperative Game Theory.
The Gale-Shapley algorithm is not good enough to solve the stable marriage problem because is based on initial preferences (attraction, fantasies, infatuation) and does not take into account temporal patterns of relationship variables.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/05/flawed-papers.html

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".

FAILED and BIASED article "Mathematician reveals formula to find a perfect mate"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/failed-and-biased-article-mathematician.html


"The one" or "the perfect match" does not exist.
It will only exist a pool of compatible persons, not more than that.
They can not promise "the one" or a "perfect match".
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-how-successful-is-digital.html
Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-of.html

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html

article: Russian Authorities Want Easy Access to Online Dating Logs


https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/25/russian-authorities-want-easy-access-to-online-dating-logs/
"The Badoo dating network will soon be added to Russia's federal list of “information disseminators,” ..... This means that the dating site will be required to keep servers in Russia, where all Russian users’ data will be stored, so that the Federal Security Service and local law enforcement can have easier access to user data and communications logs.
"This may present a challenge for Badoo. Although the 11-year-old company was founded by Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, the business is registered in Cyprus and headquartered in London."


I agree, it is said the main business of Badoo is the spyware business!

BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/bi-article-reclusive-ceo-of-dating-app.html

TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/stupid-investors-series-today-teamoru.html

Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling) under fraud investigation in Russia.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/affinitas-gmbh-edarling-under-fraud.html

Rocket Internet's (RCKZF) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript




https://seekingalpha.com/article/4065154-rocket-internets-rckzf-oliver-samwer-q4-2016-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single
Rocket Internet losses triple in 2016
https://www.ft.com/content/d68c8a2d-982a-335a-9d41-f38ca9a4b735
https://www.ft.com/content/51905fce-2983-11e7-9ec8-168383da43b7
It is clear they have plenty of cash to burn, perhaps no more than that!

Many if not most, USA, Canadian or European businesses models are unfeasible in Latin American countries, African countries, Russia or even Australia because transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than in Europe.
All European countries fit in Brazil, Russia, Africa or Australia.
It means: If you want to replicate a big success in Brazil, it will be as hard as the same to replicate it in all European countries, but in this case with 1/8 of population compared to Europe!

All the domino should fall ...  when they run out of money!

Kinnevik has finally lost patience. Rocket Internet SE Loses Biggest Investor
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/kinnevik-has-finally-lost-patience.html
Rocket Internet. / All ventures are created using a complex system of shell companies. /
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/rocket-internet-ag-all-ventures-are.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/rocket-internet-se-has-euros-17-billion.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/riding-rocket-article-by-leila-abboud.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/ft-article-shares-in-rocket-internet.html


Rocket Internet SE: Der Fall Ikarus
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/rocket-internet-se-der-fall-ikarus.html

Monday, April 24, 2017

It is not only OKCupid, USA Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating.





 http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-okcupid-dead-profile-lawsuit-bsi-20170424-story.html

Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
Perhaps Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. ???

Match lost a ruling in Chicago in 2013.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/new-lawsuit-against-match-group-inc.html

OkCupid user: Premium service matched me with 'dead' profiles
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-okcupid-dead-profile-lawsuit-bsi-20170424-story.html

Class Action Calls Match a 'Scam' / More than 90% of potential dates are "phantoms," suit charges
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/08/class-action-calls-match-scam.html

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NEW LAWSUIT against Match Group, Inc. (OKCupid) in Chicago USA



http://www.tmz.com/2017/04/22/ok-cupid-sued-dead-profiles
Case Number: 17-cv-2988
Case Title: Chad Perkins vs Match Group, Inc.
Assigned Judge: Judge Elaine Bucklo
Filed Date: APRIL/20/2017



Fraud action: OKCupid sets users up with premium access premise, stiffs them on 'viable dating options'
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511106984-fraud-action-okcupid-sets-users-up-with-premium-access-premise-stiffs-them-on-viable-dating-options
http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/RecentlyFiledCase.aspx

A man who paid premiums to access A-list dating prospects, only to find out most were dead ends, is suing the company behind OKCupid, accusing the company of setting him and other users up to get stiffed.
Match Group responded and said the bad profiles were the result of a software bug
.

Please remember:
Match lost a ruling in Chicago in 2013.
https://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/match-just-lost-ruling-in-chicago.html

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/dave-evans-said-match-sent-me-12.html
This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"
 

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html

Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


*** Only way to sustain that huge revenue is creating fake profiles from inside to entice customers to subscribe. *** ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/only-way-to-sustain-that-huge-revenue.html
 
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html
 

Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/match-to-focus-on-dating-events-as-it.html 


USA FTC: No more automatic rebilling in USA for Online Dating sites?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/usa-ftc-no-more-automatic-rebilling-in.html

Friday, April 21, 2017

Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???

Match  is using Lara, ‘the girlfriend you wish you had’, to surprise and delight its growing number of online daters.
https://www.marketingweek.com/2017/04/21/match-com-brings-first-messenger-dating-bot-uk/

Please see June 29, 2016:
Meetic launches dating bot on Facebook Messenger ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/06/meetic-launches-dating-bot-on-facebook.html
Lara or Tom, a true "virtual dating assistant."
Through artificial intelligence, the bot is able to adapt its responses depending on the requests of its interlocutor.
Thus, it will help users in creating their profile and will show singles that match their criteria.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, not more bells and whistles!

The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, LoveScout24 (FriendScout24), OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence. 

The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.

Dave Evans said "Match sent me 12 matches and a msg saying my profile was approved.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/dave-evans-said-match-sent-me-12.html
This profile has been deactivated for years. Bug or desperation?"

article: Better Business Bureau gives Match.com "F" rating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/article-better-business-bureau-gives.html


Several complaints about Match dot com suggest ... database is full of old & inactive profiles, scammers, fake profiles, etc!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/more-complaints-about-match-dot-com.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/complaints-about-match-dot-com.html

Alexa shows an inverse spike after 2017 New Year's Eve for several online dating sites including Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, eHarmony, EliteSingles and many more!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/inverse-spike-after-new-years-eve-via.html


Please see:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com