Friday, February 24, 2017

More bad press for PlentyOfFish? IAC / Match Group owned



THE DATING POOL What is PlentyOfFish? We lift the lid on the online dating phenomenon

With a reported 90 million users the dating website is used by many singletons in their quest to find love
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1790408/plenty-of-fish-online-dating/
How many of those 90 million users are really active profiles and not inactive ones?
If PlentyOfFish hacked again and all database stolen? PART 2
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/if-plentyoffish-hacked-again-and-all.html

More BAD PRESS for PlentyOfFish (Match Group)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/09/more-bad-press-for-plentyoffish-match.html


Bad News, Match Group overpaid USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/bad-news-match-group-overpaid-usd-575.html
The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 3 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.


UK PlentyOfFish fraudster jailed
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/uk-plentyoffish-fraudster-jailed.html

Thursday, February 23, 2017

about article: How To Boss It Like… CEO of eHarmony


http://www.thememo.com/2017/02/23/how-to-boss-it-like-grant-langston-ceo-of-eharmony/

2017 iDate Awards Winners: Most Innovative Company: eHarmony ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/2017-idate-awards-winners-most.html


eHarmony is a 16++++++++  years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
eHarmony CEO talks stupidities with Mark Brooks. NO INNOVATION AT ALL for eHarmony!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/about-article-eharmonys-new-ceo-grant.html

The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats EliteSingles/eDarling, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.

Moreover, eHarmony is in big war with its copycats EliteSingles/eDarling (Affinitas GmbH.) and other clons like eSync, TeAmoRU in Russia, and MiMediaManzana from Peru.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/eharmony-makes-online-dating-little.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/in-swipe-left-era-of-mobile-dating.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/ceo-of-eharmony-says-you-and-your.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/new-and-fresh-elitesingles-us-dating.html


The Online Dating Industry needs innovations, not FRAUDS!
Moreover, their Management Team should be in JAIL for FRAUD. 

 
Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html



From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html

Please read: 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
   

Scam alert at Match and Tinder, in Chile



https://www.publimetro.cl/cl/nacional/2017/02/22/alertan-nuevo-metodo-estafa-mujeres-tinder-match-com-victima-perdio-94-millones.html

UKOM - Online Personals: Who kicks off the New Year looking for love?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/ukom-online-personals-who-kicks-off-new.html

From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html

Funny articles: OKCupid revamps to be MORE/LESS like Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/funny-articles-okcupid-revamps-to-be.html
article: Online dating scam bilks women of millions
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/article-online-dating-scam-bilks-women.html
Nanny, 22, shocked to find photo of her posing in boyfriend’s Army uniform being used on DATING SITE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/nanny-22-shocked-to-find-photo-of-her.html


 
Scammers from Nigeria by Alexa catfishing at EliteSingles CA and USA?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/scammers-from-nigeria-by-alexa.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

 Soon you will see online dating scam victims hiring hackers and private investigators to fight back bad online dating sites, destroying them from inside, ala AshleyMadison case! 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/does-online-dating-industry-really-need.html 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kinnevik has finally lost patience. Rocket Internet SE Loses Biggest Investor


https://global.handelsblatt.com/companies-markets/rocket-internet-loses-biggest-investor-711421

http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/kinnevik-rocket-internet-anteile-verkauf
http://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/artikel/rocket-internet-samwers-grossaktionaer-kinnevik-verkauft-aktien-a-1135870.html


Rocket Internet AG. / 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
article: Rocket Internet SE: Is the Samwer model at the end?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/article-rocket-internet-se-is-samwer.html

It is said Samwer bros goes for ... real state! 


I do not think Samwer bros are puppets from AB Kinnevik. Samwer/Rocket used Kinnevik as stupids, only investors who put money.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/i-do-not-think-samwer-bros-are-puppets.html 


Full Year 2016 Results for Rocket Internet SE & Selected Companies will be available next ..... 27 April 2017!

 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 and the majority of the persons DO NOT own or WILL NOT use a credit/debit card to buy online!
They will prefer to research online and then buy offline.


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


I wrote last July 2014:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/dafiti-lost-euros-729-million-during.html

Big investments, big losses
http://theheureka.com/kinnevik-rocket-internet-investments 
As for the young Latin American Amazon clone, Linio, 2017 is set to be a good year – with estimated revenues of €281m, the Samwers claim that the return on sales will be an impressive 12%. This is a clear sign of the Samwers’ huge and rather unrealistic ambitions: by comparison, the company’s US original, Amazon, makes just  1.1% in returns.http://theheureka.com/rocket-internet-wants-to-take-down-ikea 
I suspect no one of the cloned companies by Samwer Bros. are really profitable or sustainable for the next 5 years, to until 2019 at least; and as they will not be able to sell to the original company they had copycatted, as they failed to sell Affinitas GmbH. to eHarmony Inc. last March 2012 and as the Management Team can not innovate in nothing because they are not entrepreneurs, they will collapse. All cloned companies seem like bubbles. 


http://theheureka.com/edarling-managing-director-leaves
http://theheureka.com/post-split-from-eharmony-germanys-edarling-announces-uk-and-ireland-expansion
http://theheureka.com/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/rocket-internets-samwer-brothers-ab.html
 

More rubbish research from RSVP: Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221110744.htm
and
Preference Versus Choice in Online Dating
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/cyber.2016.0528



As usual, biased research from Australian RSVP site
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/as-usual-biased-research-from.html

  
Please remember: Tinder was created as copycat of Badoo!

PAPER and article about "Tinder is for instant gratification only"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-and-article-about-tinder-is-for.html

UKOM - Online Personals: Who kicks off the New Year looking for love?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/ukom-online-personals-who-kicks-off-new.html

Please remember:
All Scientific Research shows: The key to long-lasting romance: COMPATIBILITY is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests". 

From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html
 
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.

   
Please read: 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
   

 
Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html
 

UKOM - Online Personals: Who kicks off the New Year looking for love?









http://www.ukom.uk.net/data-and-insights/insights-archive/online-personals-who-kicks-off-the-new-year-looking-for-love

The ‘Mobile Only’ Audience 

http://www.ukom.uk.net/data-and-insights/insights-archive/the-mobile-only-audience
Latest UKOM approved comScore data shows that in December 2016, three quarters (74%) of online adults are now multi-platform – that is they use both a laptop or desktop AND a mobile device – either a smartphone or tablet – to access the internet.  The remainder access via either desktop only (16%) or mobile only (10%).  The theory that large swathes of Britons are deserting the desktop in favour of mobile devices does not seem to stack up. comScore data over the last 2 years shows that desktop audiences and time online is flat. However, although most of the UK adult online population is not in a rush to abandon the desktop, the 4 million who are currently ‘mobile only’ is not an insignificant number.

UKOM Digital Market Overview - December 2016
http://www.ukom.uk.net/data-and-insights/insights-archive/ukom-digital-market-overview-december-2016

74% of adults are multi-platform but this is lower among social class A, who are more likely to only use the desktop and social class E who are more likely to only use a mobile. 1 in 10 adults are now mobile only but this is higher among females (12%) than males (7%).

comScore: The State of Digital 2017
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/comscore-state-of-digital-2017.html


Please see also:
BI article: eHarmony is gearing up for a battle to win back millennials from Tinder and Bumble
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/bi-article-eharmony-is-gearing-up-for.html



From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html


comScore: Desktop audience and engagement in Latin America continues to grow
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/comscore-desktop-audience-and.html

 
        How desktop consumption has evolved and remains relevant
Please do not mistake mobile with smartphone. Notebook with WiFi is a mobile device.  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

comScore: The State of Digital 2017





http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2017/The-State-of-Digital2

Please see also:
BI article: eHarmony is gearing up for a battle to win back millennials from Tinder and Bumble
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/bi-article-eharmony-is-gearing-up-for.html



From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html


comScore: Desktop audience and engagement in Latin America continues to grow
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/12/comscore-desktop-audience-and.html


Future in Focus and Cross Media Insights for Latin America 2016 (172 page presentation)
http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2016/Future-in-Focus-and-Cross-Media-Insights-for-Latin-America


a 172 page presentation:
Lunch_&_Learn_in_Miami_2016.pdf

Please see also:
comScore 2016 Global Digital Future in Focus
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/comscore-2016-global-digital-future-in.html

Key topics within the 2016 edition include:

        New implications of multi-platform on content and advertising
        How desktop consumption has evolved and remains relevant
Please do not mistake mobile with smartphone. Notebook with WiFi is a mobile device.