Friday, October 21, 2016

Rocket Internet SE ejected from India

Perhaps they will be ejected from Australia, Russia and many Latin American countries soon!

Rocket Internet SE has Euros 1.7 Billion cash to burn. (Inside Rocket Internet’s Ailing Startup Factory)

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.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Why Mark Brooks from OPW is wrong when he says

"I don't think people want to put the time into creating a profile or answering 200 questions. They want to have it be fairly effortless. So, as I look further into the future, I think computers and all these apps we're putting little pieces of ourselves into, that we are allowing to get to know us better, they should feed into a central character profiler.  Look at systems like Acxiom, which is a huge marketing database that has a lot of information gathered over the years about individuals, and companies likes Google that have also positioned themselves to know us very well. Ultimately, I think single people will demand more because they don't want to fall in love with the wrong person. So, the value will be there for them to work with the leading dating services and give them more information that will help them do better with compatibility profiling."

More information adds DISTORTION and cannot do better.

Please see:

eHarmony fights gamification with focus on ‘holy grail of dating’

Some fresh data from Alexa about major online dating sites in USA and CA

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

article: "Algorithms of the heart: can our all-new Wallflower* app add to the online dating buzz?"

If Viaan Studios, an independent AAA game developer in India, plans to copycat eHarmony?

Indian based online gaming company that plans to copycat .... eHarmony! They think they can use 16PF test in a game.

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

Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
The Secret Sauce Behind Online Dating ? There is no one yet!

The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

 All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.

See How LIFEPROJECT METHOD calculates similarity between quantized patterns using an adapted quantum mechanics math equation same as "Teller Ulam design".

LIFEPROJECT METHOD is like the "Teller Ulam design" for the Online Dating Industry.
In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.

Not 100% better, 100 TIMES better

The idea of a thermonuclear fusion bomb ignited by a smaller fission bomb was first proposed by Enrico Fermi to his colleague Edward Teller in 1941 at the start of what would become the Manhattan Project.
Other prominent scientists openly recommended building nuclear bombs more powerful than the standard pure-fission model. Their assumption was that critical mass considerations would limit the potential size of fission explosions, but that a fusion explosion could be as large as its supply of fuel, which has no critical mass limit.
In January 1951, Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam invented radiation-powered ablation-drive implosion.
The Teller–Ulam design is the nuclear weapon design concept used in most of the world's multi-megaton-range thermonuclear weapons;  a 1,000 times more powerful than Hiroshima's Little Boy. In most applications the bulk of its destructive energy comes from uranium fission, not hydrogen/deuterium/tritium fusion!

Its essential features, which officially remained secret for nearly three decades, are:
1) separation of stages into a triggering "primary" explosive and a much more powerful "secondary" explosive
2) compression of the secondary by X-rays coming from nuclear fission in the primary, a process called the "radiation implosion" of the secondary,
3) heating of the secondary, after cold compression, by a second fission explosion inside the secondary.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Are Millennials Ready to Pay for Dating Apps?
My bet: Not much for social dating, that is vaporware!

Happn in emergency. Plans to reboot next Q2 2017 if it can!

Hinge rebooted as The New Hinge, but ..... where is the innovation?

Tinder Brand On Fire? Gives Fuel To Match Group Stock?
Please notice Tinder is in big war with Badoo, and can not outperform it.
The mission of Tinder was to kill Badoo, but it seems Tinder is killing Match.

Perhaps there is an internal war between Tinder and Match App.
If Tinder is cannibalizing Match and Match Group now wants to promote more Match App and not much Tinder because Tinder is not monetizing as expected?
Tinder Opens Silicon Valley Office With Plans To Double Workforce In 18 Months

Please do not mistake mobile with smartphone. Notebook with WiFi is a mobile device. 
Mobile-first but not mobile-only and comScore Digital Future in Focus

Perhaps it was an UK MI6 mission that went wrong!

ALERT Hacktivist collective The Impact Team could be targeting Twitter, Facebook and other giant sites
Like Match Group?
During 2013,
Diario Clarín, newspaper from Argentina, had published the article "El espionaje es por intereses económicos, no por terrorismo" meaning "Espionage is for economic interests, not terrorism" during the NSA scandal.
The journalist Mr. Glenn Greenwald, who had published leaked documents by Snowden at The Guardian, spoke with Clarin in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Channel 4 from the U.K. had published several articles in the column "PRISM spying scandal"

article: What Exactly Are the USA NSA Hackers Trying to Accomplish?
ALERT Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them online dating ones.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PlentyOfFish warning after woman's 'weird and creepy encounter'

PlentyOfFish was acquired by IAC / MATCH GROUP last October 2015 for USD575 Million in cash.

Please remember also: In the case of Yuliana Avalos and Melissa Midwest former 2014 big lawsuit againts MATCH GROUP, third-party scammers in Africa or wherever were creating fake profiles and catfishing with them. 
IAC and MATCH GROUP were essentially aware of that situation and did nothing to stop it. 
The USA Court ruled that IAC and MATCH GROUP were not responsible. 
Attorney Evan Spencer, said that despite the fact that anti-scammer technology is available, MATCH GROUP failed to use such things as face-recognition software – which would have discovered that her pictures were being used hundreds of times. Yuliana Avalos has argued in a former 2014 big lawsuit against Match that photos of her were posted without her permission on the site as part of a scam that drove a man to commit suicide.

Forbes article: Why Social Websites Say They Can't Protect You From Identity Theft And What To Do About It

Bad News, Match Group overpaid USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish.

The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

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

Law article suggests USA FTC goes for Match Group ?


"These sophisticated scammers were able to hijack the PlentyOfFish"

Match Group data from Goldman Sachs 25th Annual Communacopia Conference

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happn in emergency. Plans to reboot next Q2 2017 if it can!

"In terms of future plans, the CEO said Happn plans on finding “new ways” to monetise and that the dating app will be releasing a brand new, top secret feature in Q2 of next year."
it means Happn is in emergency as Hinge and plans to reboot asap, but my bet is both Happn and Hinge will be stupid investors' cases of study!
Hinge rebooted as The New Hinge, but ..... where is the innovation?
What is exactly new, different or better in this new approach than what's already available from Match, eHarmony, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and others?
Perhaps it is the same stuff already available from Match, eHarmony, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and others, but cheaper!

Mobile-first but not mobile-only and comScore Digital Future in Focus

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mobile-first but not mobile-only and comScore Digital Future in Focus

As previously mentioned, the fact that Millennials are mobile-first does not mean that they are mobile-only, reaffirms Deloitte. In some cases involving viewing video and online gaming content, Millennials often prefer desktop to mobile devices for their viewing experiences.

Though mobile is the driving force of the future, it still does not mark the end of the road for desktop and laptop computers. They are still vital in business, and will remain so.

Planning in a Multi-Platform World

Digital Future in Focus

REPORT: The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

comScore article: Facebook retains Social Media crown for UK Millennials

Please do not mistake mobile with smartphone. Notebook with WiFi is a mobile device. 

Please see also:
article: Half Of US Smartphone Users Don't Download New Apps

Desktop is still alive.
It is not mobile only, it is multi-platform!
Mary Meeker´s Internet Trends 2016 = Mobile Engagement in Deep Crisis ?

comScore "The 2016 US Mobile App Report"

Article: "The app boom is over. Your phone is full of apps, and you're done downloading new ones."