Friday, February 28, 2014

PAPER Predicting User Personality by Mining Social Interactions in Facebook


Abstract
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002200001300072X
Adaptive applications may benefit from having models of users' personality to adapt their behavior accordingly. There is a wide variety of domains in which this can be useful, i.e., assistive technologies, e-learning, e-commerce, health care or recommender systems, among others. The most commonly used procedure to obtain the user personality consists of asking the user to fill in questionnaires. However, on one hand, it would be desirable to obtain the user personality as unobtrusively as possible, yet without compromising the reliability of the model built. On the other hand, our hypothesis is that users with similar personality are expected to show common behavioral patterns when interacting through virtual social networks, and that these patterns can be mined in order to predict the tendency of a user personality. With the goal of inferring personality from the analysis of user interactions within social networks, we have developed TP2010, a Facebook application. It has been used to collect information about the personality traits of more than 20,000 users, along with their interactions within Facebook. Based on all the collected data, automatic classifiers were trained by using different machine-learning techniques, with the purpose of looking for interaction patterns that provide information about the users' personality traits. These classifiers are able to predict user personality starting from parameters related to user interactions, such as the number of friends or the number of wall posts. The results show that the classifiers have a high level of accuracy, making the proposed approach a reliable method for predicting the user personality.

The TP2010 implements the ZKPQ-50-cc personality test. The set of questions from ZKPQ-50-cc questionnaire plus the ten infrequency questions have been named ZKPQ-60.

The Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_five_model_of_personality
"The alternative five model of personality is based on the claim that the structure of human personality traits is best explained by five broad factors called impulsive sensation seeking (ImpSS), neuroticism–anxiety (N-Anx), aggression–hostility (Agg-Host), sociability (Sy), and activity (Act). The model was developed by Marvin Zuckerman and colleagues as a rival to the well-known Five factor model of personality traits and is based on the assumption that "basic" personality traits are those with a strong biological-evolutionary basis. One of the salient differences between these two models is that the alternative five model lacks any equivalent to the dimension called openness to experience in the five factor model. ....
 A study comparing Zuckerman's model with the Five Factor model found that openness to experience did appear to be a separate personality dimension from the other traits in the five factor model and the alternative five
."
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886901001866

Please remember: Big Five (a.k.a. Five Factor, BIG 5 or OCEAN model) normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons. 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/paper-dark-triad-big-five-and-hexaco.html
(For Online Dating Sites like eHarmony and similars; OFFERING COMPATIBILITY MATCHING METHODS BASED ON PERSONALITY SIMILARITY)
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/how-big-five-big-5-normative.html

Read also.
paper: Personality and Patterns of Facebook Usage.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/08/featured-paper-personality-and-patterns.html

PAPER "Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/paper-private-traits-and-attributes-are.html

"The Twitter Me Is Not The Real Me"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/05/twitter-me-is-not-real-me.html


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)
That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity. In case you had not noticed, recommender systems are morphing to .......... compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry since years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five (a.k.a. Five Factor, BIG 5 or OCEAN model) to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
The Big Five normative personality test is obsolete, it has been proven as an incomplete and incorrect model of personality.
The HEXACO (a.k.a. Big Six) is another oversimplification.  
Online Dating sites OFFERING COMPATIBILITY MATCHING METHODS BASED ON PERSONALITY SIMILARITY have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead.
The same applies for Personality Based Recommender Systems.
Please see: "How to calculate personality similarity between users" Short answer: the key is the ENSEMBLE!
(the whole set of different valid possibilities)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/how-to-calculate-personality-similarity.html


Which is the right approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 or 15FQ+ test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/ibm-deciphers-personality-types-from.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/new-tutorial-from-essir-2013.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html

Thursday, February 27, 2014

AshleyMadison Linked To A Murder Case but

 http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/25856016-452/website-for-cheating-spouses-sees-all-publicity-as-fair-game-brown.html
That kind of service should be forbidden by law.

Moreover:
Last year Ashley Madison was sued by ex-worker who claims she wrote too many fake female profiles.

A dating website for married people who want to cheat on their spouses is being sued by a former employee who says she damaged her wrists typing up hundreds of fake profiles of sexy women.

........
 she was led to believe "that doing so was some sort of a normal business practice in the industry," it says.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/update-ashleymadison-fake-profiles.html
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/11/10/ashley_madison_infidelity_site_sued_by_woman_hired_to_write_up_fake_female_profiles.html
and there is some intriguing information from Avid Life Media (Ashley Madison) because casual dating sites are not as popular as they pretend to be. Cheaters do not want to meet other cheaters like them. They want to use Match or eHarmony and pretend to be singles, not to disclose they are married and cheaters.
Fortress Investments, a New York hedge fund, will loan Avid Life Media USD50Million over two years ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/intriguing-information-from-avid-life.html
http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/10/11/wall-street-loves-a-cheater.html

I hope someone can investigate further please!

The Web at 25 in USA


On the 25th anniversary of the Web, Pew researchers look at trends in Internet usage
The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users
http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/the-web-at-25-in-the-u-s/


http://es.scribd.com/doc/209660044/Report-25-Years-of-Internet-in-Us-A


More people dependent on Internet than cell phones
http://vator.tv/news/2014-02-27-pew-more-people-dependent-on-internet-than-cell-phones

Will Tinder collapse like Skout ?

As a divorce from IAC, will Tinder collapse like Skout ?
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/skout.com
It seems there is a divorce between Tinder and Match.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/match-vs-tinder-or-tinder-vs-match.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/iacinteractivecorps-management.html

Please read:
Tinder Under Fire Over Young Teen Users
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/02/tinder-under-fire-over-young-teen-users.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/skoutcom/
http://www.globaldatinginsights.com/27022014-more-concerns-over-under-18-hook-up-app-use/

About Skout case with minors/teens.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/06/about-skout-case-with-minorsteens.html


Dafiti Latam GmbH. balance 2011





Dafiti Latam GmbH. (parent company is Commercio Digital BF Ltda.) operates as a holding company of online retailers for shoes, apparel and further fashion and lifestyle products which are represented in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dafiti.com.br
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dafiti.com.co
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dafiti.com.ar
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dafiti.cl
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dafiti.com.mx
My bet: In Latam countries, people will research online and then buy offline.

Here the link to the balance in pdf:
 http://es.scribd.com/doc/209528577/DafitiLATAMGmbH2011bilanz-pdf

You can also type
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet
and then search for Dafiti to see by your own!


Please remember:
AB Kinnevik's holdings is main investor and main partner of Rocket Internet GmbH.
They had invested in Rocket Internet GmbH.
and
They had acquired shares from several Rocket Internet GmbH.'s companies
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/about-kinneviks-holdings.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/zalando-2012-balance.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ZALANDO 2012 balance

Zalando had been operating at a loss since years!
Zalando has been operating at a loss for many years!
Here the link to the balance in pdf: http://es.scribd.com/doc/209260622/ZALANDO2012Balance-pdf

http://venturevillage.eu/the-king-of-shoes-the-story-of-zalando-founder-robert-gentz


You can also type
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet
and then search for Zalando to see by your own!


Seven Balance Sheets Rocket Internet clone empire and companies.
Please remember:
AB Kinnevik's holdings is main investor and main partner of Rocket Internet GmbH.
They had invested in Rocket Internet GmbH.
and
They had acquired shares from several Rocket Internet GmbH.'s companies
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/about-kinneviks-holdings.html
"Rocket Internet is a company that incubates and develops e-commerce and other consumer-oriented online companies. Kinnevik owned 23.9% of the parent company Rocket Internet GmbH as per 31 December 2013 and works closely with the management of Rocket Internet in order to foster companies and develop them into leading Internet players."
"The Kinnevik online investments are mainly focused around e-commerce and market places. E-commerce is one of the strongest global growth trends in the world economy, and it is based on a shift in consumer behaviour which we believe is not a short term trend but represents a permanent change in consumer behaviour.
Within e-commerce, Kinnevik has focused its investments in the shoes and fashion segment through companies such as Zalando with geographical presence in Europe and companies such as Lamoda, Dafiti, Jabong and Zalora focused on emerging markets
."

My bet:
Their start-up companies are not designed to be profitable, and as they are copycats of U.S. companies, the main purpose is to be sold to the original company they had copycatted.
They always make unrealistic projections of sales: "For the Brazilian Amazon clone Linio the Samwers offer a return of 12 percent in 2017. The Amazon model generates 1.1 percent."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html
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.


During July 2013 I had begun to discover impressive patterns of anomalies consistent with fraudulent practices, when Affinitas GmbH. launched EliteSingles - the online dating site, copycat of eHarmony Inc. -  in the United Kingdom. I reported several times to Affinitas GmbH.'s Management Team and employees and guess I had received 2 legal letters from local lawyers accusing me of slander and defamation. Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in Argentina, that may also be lawyers from Rocket Internet GmbH. want/wanted to force me to retract and sign a non disclosure/comment document on that issue because if Affinitas GmbH. is revealed in public as major fraud, ... Rocket Internet clone empire could be revealed by Journalists as big Ponzi schema of USD 3 Billion, involving over 250 Internet companies cloned by the Samwers ? Like Parmalat, Enron Corporation, Bernie Madoff, and other frauds!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/i-recommend-complete-independent-audit.html
Last January 21th 2014, Summer time in Argentina, I had to call local police (Argentinean Federal Police, Cybercrimes division) to denounce / suggest them to investigate Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in a possible illegal association / illicit association
and
suggest them to investigate Rocket Internet Argentina and local (phantoms ?)  internet companies like HelloFood, Wimdu, EasyTaxi, Dafiti in a possible illegal association / illicit association for a Ponzi schema.

Monday, February 24, 2014

ICO UK says: "read online dating terms and conditions"

The message comes after a push from the regulator to ensure that the websites used by millions of people are following the Data Protection Act.
https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2013/07/ico-writes-to-online-dating-companies/
Simon Entwisle, ICO Director of Operations, said: "Clearly dating websites are going to need to take a lot of personal information from their customers. But it's crucial they let those customers know how their information is going to be used. ...........
..........
..........
..........
The ICO will continue to work with the sector, including the newly-formed Online Dating Association trade body, to ensure continued compliance by the sector."

I recommend a complete independent audit in Affinitas GmbH.

See this anomaly at EliteSingles UK



Miron Lucian, suggested last July 27th 2013
then
Miron Lucian, suggested last February 15th 2014.

See it says NEW and Profile Visited at the same time, something is wrong!!!
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Last July 2013 I had begun to discover impressive patterns of anomalies consistent with fraudulent practices, when Affinitas GmbH. launched in the United Kingdom.
I reported several times to Affinitas GmbH.'s Management Team and employees and guess I had received 2 legal letters from local lawyers accusing me of slander and defamation. Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in Argentina, that may also be lawyers from Rocket Internet GmbH. want/wanted to force me to retract and sign a non disclosure/comment document on that issue because if Affinitas GmbH. is revealed in public as major fraud, ... Rocket Internet clone empire could be revealed by Journalists as big Ponzi schema of USD 3 Billion, involving over 250 Internet companies cloned by the Samwers ? Like Parmalat, Enron Corporation, Bernie Madoff, and others!
Rocket Internet GmbH.'s start-up companies are not designed to be profitable, and as they are copycats of U.S. companies, the main purpose is to be sold to the original company they had copycatted.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/more-juicy-information-from-affinitas.html
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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

tech space that is out of control: WhatsApp

Steven Loeb had published the article " Was WhatsApp really worth the $19 billion price?"

I agree that for Facebook to have paid such a huge amount for WhatsApp will be the beginning of its end. The complete decadence of Facebook.
People wanted to use WhatsApp because it had no relationship with Facebook, they did not want to give their phone numbers to Facebook. I think many persons will now migrate in droves to another application.

The same for Twitter, because a social network / instant messaging blog based solely on a 140 characters lenght messages, for me, is now in 2014, really obsolete, because you can read Google Plus and Facebook posts on real time using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

There is a large dotcom bubble fueled by venture investment funds, investors who are dragging other investors to continue investing until they can sell shares of the company and recover leveraged money, but the last holder of shares is going to lose.
Many technology companies, without having a concrete business model (supposedly will generate revenue from advertising and premium subscription accounts) receive millions of dollars in funding to offer something free, acquiring fastly a large mass of captive users as if they had made them addicts, and then, the exit strategy (for investors) is to get someone to buy the company at a staggering figure, as did Blogger, Fotolog, MySpace, YouTube, Skype, Bebo and others. They are like continually inflating balloons and they need to find a buyer before they explode. If they can not find a private buyer for the entire company, the investors had the strategy of going public, to start trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, they turn those pieces of paper (shares) in real money, they get thousands of buyers purchasing lower small parts (shares).

PAPER The Dark Triad, the Big Five, and the HEXACO model



Abstract

The Dark Triad of Machiavellianism, Narcissism, and psychopathy has received much research attention since the seminal article of Paulhus and Williams (2002). The introduction of the Dark Triad came shortly after the discovery of a six-dimensional model of personality characteristics, now called the HEXACO model. One of the HEXACO factors—Honesty–Humility—is essentially equivalent (at its opposite pole) to the common element shared by the Dark Triad variables. We suggest that the emergence and popularity of the Dark Triad reflect the importance of these characteristics and their underrepresentation in five-dimensional models of personality. We note that optimal prediction and understanding of criterion variables is better achieved using the HEXACO factors than using an ad hoc combination of the Big Five and a Dark Triad composite.

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Please remember:
Academics began to publish Scientific Research using the HEXACO model of personality and they plan to discontinue the Big 5 model (a.k.a. Big Five or FFI five factor inventory) soon; because Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons. 
I think, legally, online dating sites using the Big Five model of personality could be considered a FRAUD because they are using an incomplete model of personality. They are assessing 5 scales and not 6 scales.

Mi Media Manzana review (My Half Apple) / PART 3

continued from part 2. and part 1.

It is really quite similar to .......... guess........ eHarmony in Spanish version!!!
They plan to launch soon in several Latin American Countries.
My bet: They will fail in the same way as Alguien a Quien Querer. (2008 - 2010)

Not sure what personality test they use, perhaps Big Five if they had copycatted eHarmony. But Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons. Now replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.



Several companies had copycatted eHarmony, like
TeAmoRU
Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling / EliteSingles / PrestigeSingles / EliteRencontres )
eSynchrony.

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever because they are HOAXES based on a Big Scientific FRAUD.

eHarmony is a 13+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud.
 
The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
It is all about achieving the eighth decimal!
With 8 decimals, you have more precision than any person could achieve by searching on one's own, but the only way to achieve the eighth decimal is using analysis and correlation with quantized patterns.

Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rocket Internet GmbH. gets into cleaning services ???


"Rocket Internet is hard at work on its next venture – a copy of US-based Homejoy. The platform lets users book household services, such as cleaners. According to Deutsche Startups 25 people have apparently already been hired for the Rocket company, which should launch in spring this year. A Rocket Internet representative told VentureVillage’s sister magazine Gründerszene that the new venture will be run by two experienced entrepreneurs."

http://venturevillage.eu/rocket-internet-new-venture
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/samwer-rocket-internet-putzkraftvermittlun
http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2014/01/18/oliver-samwer-delivery-hero-10-neue-start-und-mehr/
http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2014/02/21/rocket-internet-putzfrau-homejoy/

Perhaps it will happen what last year happened with Fab and Fab's clone (Bamarang)
They enter in a race and in the long term, they annihilate between themselves, as a LOST - LOST schema, both competitors destroyed to each other.

http://pando.com/2013/11/26/the-samwer-brothers-may-have-the-last-laugh-on-fab-after-all/
http://venturevillage.eu/bamarang-closing-shop-samwer-brothers-drop-fab-clone-in-favour-of-westwing
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-12-09/fabs-victory-over-german-clone-kings-the-samwer-brothers-came-at-a-cost
Ms. Caroline Winter from Bloomberg Businessweek seems to be the Journalist who most investigated over the Samwer Brothers and their clone empire.

Please remember:
AB Kinnevik's holdings is main investor and main partner of Rocket Internet GmbH.
They had invested in Rocket Internet GmbH.
and
They had acquired shares from several Rocket Internet GmbH.'s companies
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/about-kinneviks-holdings.html
"Rocket Internet is a company that incubates and develops e-commerce and other consumer-oriented online companies. Kinnevik owned 23.9% of the parent company Rocket Internet GmbH as per 31 December 2013 and works closely with the management of Rocket Internet in order to foster companies and develop them into leading Internet players."
"The Kinnevik online investments are mainly focused around e-commerce and market places. E-commerce is one of the strongest global growth trends in the world economy, and it is based on a shift in consumer behaviour which we believe is not a short term trend but represents a permanent change in consumer behaviour.
Within e-commerce, Kinnevik has focused its investments in the shoes and fashion segment through companies such as Zalando with geographical presence in Europe and companies such as Lamoda, Dafiti, Jabong and Zalora focused on emerging markets
."



My bet:
Their start-up companies are not designed to be profitable, and as they are copycats of U.S. companies, the main purpose is to be sold to the original company they had copycatted.
They always make unrealistic projections of sales: "For the Brazilian Amazon clone Linio the Samwers offer a return of 12 percent in 2017. The Amazon model generates 1.1 percent."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html
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.

Six persons charged over alleged Match (UK) dating fraud


The UK seems to be the most advanced country paying attention to the performance of several online dating sites. The UK seems to be the only country investigating fraudulent practices from the Online Dating Industry.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26286519
http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/six-charged-over-dating-site-scam-1
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/matchcom-scam-six-charged-over-3169686


Plese remember also:
- BBC investigation over Cupid PLC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23409947
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21366326
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23425366

-  Channel 4 on Globals Personals (Whitelabel dating)
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/11/uk-global-personals-allegedly-uses-fake-profiles.html
http://www.channel4.com/news/fools-for-love-how-one-internet-dating-firm-dupes-clients

also Ashley Madison
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/11/10/ashley_madison_infidelity_site_sued_by_woman_hired_to_write_up_fake_female_profiles.html

and

Match in USA
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/photos-posted-match-led-suicide-model-article-1.1527230


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Certificates from Spanish Telematics Crimes Group

Here are 11 certificates from  Spanish Telematics Crimes Group.
The "Grupo de Delitos Telemáticos" (GDT) / Telematics Crimes Group (a division of the Unidad Central Operativa de la Guardia Civil) was set up to investigate all those crimes committed over the Internet. Its origin dates back to 1996.

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249422/Certificado-Id178175-Cl329487-InboxMail362717-CopyFrom-20140201-405-13924-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249420/Certificado-Id178174-Cl329487-InboxMail362716-CopyFrom-20140201-405-13922-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249419/Certificado-Id182139-Cl329487-InboxMail370538-CopyFrom-20140201-405-19186-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249417/Certificado-Id178176-Cl329487-InboxMail362718-CopyFrom-20140201-405-13925-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249415/Certificado-Id182138-Cl329487-InboxMail370537-CopyFrom-20140201-405-19185-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249414/Certificado-Id182137-Cl329487-InboxMail370536-CopyFrom-20140201-405-19184-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249413/Certificado-Id178177-Cl329487-InboxMail362719-CopyFrom-20140201-405-13926-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249412/Certificado-Id171698-Cl329487-InboxMail349989-CopyFrom-20140201-405-5738-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249411/Certificado-Id171699-Cl329487-InboxMail349991-CopyFrom-20140201-405-5739-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249410/Certificado-Id171700-Cl329487-InboxMail349992-CopyFrom-20140201-405-5740-DocOK-pdf

http://es.scribd.com/doc/208249408/Certificado-Id182140-Cl329487-InboxMail370539-CopyFrom-20140201-405-19187-DocOK-pdf


Last January I had to call local police (Argentinean Federal Police, Cybercrimes division) to denounce / suggest them to investigate Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in a possible illegal association / illicit association and
suggest them to investigate Rocket Internet Argentina and local (PHANTOM ?)  internet companies like HelloFood, Wimdu, EasyTaxi, Dafiti in a possible illegal association / illicit association for a Ponzi schema.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/about-kinneviks-holdings.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

About Kinnevik's holdings












Kinnevik's holdings is main investor and main partner of Rocket Internet GmbH.

Here are 2 docs of them:
http://es.scribd.com/doc/207889856/140214-Kinnevik-results-presentation-Q4-2013-pdf
http://es.scribd.com/doc/207889855/Kinnevik-Q4-2013-EN-pdf


They had invested in Rocket Internet GmbH.
and
They had acquired shares from several Rocket Internet GmbH.'s companies

"Rocket Internet is a company that incubates and develops e-commerce and other consumer-oriented online companies. Kinnevik owned 23.9% of the parent company Rocket Internet GmbH as per 31 December 2013 and works closely with the management of Rocket Internet in order to foster companies and develop them into leading Internet players."

"The Kinnevik online investments are mainly focused around e-commerce and market places. E-commerce is one of the strongest global growth trends in the world economy, and it is based on a shift in consumer behaviour which we believe is not a short term trend but represents a permanent change in consumer behaviour.
Within e-commerce, Kinnevik has focused its investments in the shoes and fashion segment through companies such as Zalando with geographical presence in Europe and companies such as Lamoda, Dafiti, Jabong and Zalora focused on emerging markets
."


"most of the unlisted companies within Kinnevik’s online portfolio are still unprofitable. However, the larger companies in the portfolio are well capitalised and can afford continued investments until they reach break-even."


One Journalist said, last November 2013 when I told her about "Glossybox .... some international branches shut down" :
" I don't know if the site stats tell the whole story but I am not surprised to hear that some businesses in the Rocket empire are not flourishing. "
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/glossybox-some-international-branches.html
other Journalist asked me about: "Start-up companies in general aren't profitable but hope to be at one stage."
I replied: That is exactly the problem. Their start-up companies are not designed to be profitable, and as they are copycats of U.S. companies, the main purpose is to be sold to the original company they had copycatted.
They always make unrealistic projections of sales: "For the Brazilian Amazon clone Linio the Samwers offer a return of 12 percent in 2017. The Amazon model generates 1.1 percent."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html
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.


Some comments on the web say
 " .... work so that it will sell 100 euro for 90 euro, so retract massive losses. This strategy is extremely fast gaining market share , displacing competitors , but it does not make money ! This is a Ponzi scheme , where today's bills are paid with tomorrow's growth ."  translated from "funktionieren so, dass sie 100 Euro für 90 Euro verkaufen, also massiv Verluste einfahren. Mit dieser Strategie gewinnt man extrem schnell Marktanteile, verdrängt Mitbewerber, aber man verdient kein Geld! Das ist ein Schneeballsystem, wo Rechnungen von heute mit Wachstum von morgen bezahlt werden."

" ..... They steal the business ideas of others in other countries and then bring appropriate clones on the market. The companies are then usually sold to the original inventor of the idea again and dissolve into thin air " translated from "Sie klauen die Geschäftsideen anderer in anderen Ländern und bringen dann entsprechende Klone an den Markt. Die Firmen werden dann zumeist an den ursprünglichen Erfinder der Idee wieder verkauft und lösen sich in Luft auf. "
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/a-coldsilent-war-and-forbidden-news-in.html


Remember what I always say:
The Simpsons, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, Google, Hotmail, Yahoo, YouTube, Blogger, Wikipedia, Bing, Twitter, Skype are BIG successes, here,  in Argentina!!!
I have the theory that if something is successful in Argentina, it could be a success in the World.
If it can NOT be a success here in Argentina, it will definitely NOT be a success in the World.


and
Please read:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/08/want-to-enter-south-american-market.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/south-american-market-2-tips.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/pre-paid-cards-or-virtual-charge-part-2.html

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/03/latin-america-market.html

Last January I had to call local police (Argentinean Federal Police, Cybercrimes division) to denounce / suggest them to investigate Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in a possible illegal association / illicit association and
suggest them to investigate Rocket Internet Argentina and local (PHANTOM ?)  internet companies like HelloFood, Wimdu, EasyTaxi, Dafiti in a possible illegal association / illicit association for a Ponzi schema.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/seven-balance-sheets-rocket-internet.html

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Seven Balance Sheets Rocket Internet clone empire and companies


RocketInternetGmbHbalance2011.pdf (145K)
 http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405952/RocketInternetGmbHbalance2011-pdf

AffinitasGmbH2012balance.pdf (144K)
  http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405946/AffinitasGmbH2012balance-pdf

WinduGmbHbalance2011.pdf (138K)
  http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405949/WimduGmbHbalance2011-pdf

ZalandoAG2011balance.pdf (250K)
  http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405953/ZalandoAG2011balance-pdf

Home24GmbH2011balance.pdf (105K)
  http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405951/Home24GmbH2011balance-pdf

PinspireGmbH2011balance.pdf (97K)
 http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405950/PinspireGmbH2011balance-pdf

BigfootGmbH2011balance.pdf (99K)
 http://es.scribd.com/doc/207405947/BigfootGmbH2011balance-pdf


Jahresfehlbetrag means net loss and TEUR or TEURO means Million (Tausend) thousand of Euros.
e.g: Jahresfehlbetrag TEUR 4.000 or TEURO 4,000 means Net Loss of Euro 4 Million.
(sometimes they use the (.) dot or (,) comma to separate thousands)





and (not sure) but it seems Zalando GmbH. was changed to Zalando AG. now
GmbH: Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung means Company with limited liability
AG: Aktiengesellschaft means Corporation.

The Affinitas GmbH. Balance is the only one signed by Oliver Samwer from Rocket Intenet  GmbH.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/more-juicy-information-from-affinitas.html
Last July 2013 I had begun to discover impressive patterns of anomalies consistent with fraudulent practices, when Affinitas GmbH. launched in the United Kingdom.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/affinitas-gmbh-will-launch-in-canada.html
I reported several times to Affinitas GmbH.'s Management Team and employees and guess I had received 2 legal letters from local lawyers accusing me of slander and defamation. Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in Argentina, that may also be lawyers from Rocket Internet GmbH. want/wanted to force me to retract and sign a non disclosure/comment document on that issue because if Affinitas GmbH. is revealed in public as major fraud, ... Rocket Internet clone empire could be revealed by Journalists as big Ponzi schema of USD 3 Billion, involving over 250 Internet companies cloned by the Samwers ? Like Parmalat, Enron Corporation, Bernie Madoff, etc

I had to call local police (Argentinean Federal Police, Cybercrimes division) to denounce / suggest them to investigate Affinitas GmbH. and their local lawyers in a possible illegal association / illicit association
and
suggest them to investigate Rocket Internet Argentina and local (phantoms ?)  internet companies like HelloFood, Wimdu, EasyTaxi, Dafiti in a possible illegal association / illicit association for a Ponzi schema.

http://www.rocket-internet.de/office/latam-buenos-aires
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hellofood.com.ar
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wimdu.com.ar
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/easytaxi.com.ar
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dafiti.com.ar


If you can, please read also:
Just received new legal letter from Affinitas GmbH. via local lawyers!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/just-received-new-legal-letter-from.html
A 210cm height Astronaut at EliteSingles UK
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/a-210cm-height-astronaut-at.html
Some forums with comments saying fake profiles at eDarling Spain
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/some-forums-with-comments-saying-fake.html
Four of them are from Tehran, Iran
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/four-of-them-are-from-tehran-iran.html
EliteSingles Uk, tallest men in the world
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/elitesingles-uk-tallest-men-in-world.html
Some articles about Rocket Internet GmbH. and Affinitas GmbH.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/some-articles-about-rocket-internet.html

Saturday, February 15, 2014

More Juicy Information from Affinitas GmbH. balance report

I had to compile all that information to send to local police (Argentinean Federal Police, Cybercrimes division)
Please read before:
Affinitas GmbH. will launch in Canada and South Africa soon ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/affinitas-gmbh-will-launch-in-canada.html
BIG LOSSES from Rocket Internet clone empire
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/big-losses-from-rocket-internet-clone.html
ZALANDO IPO? 7 fresh articles written 14 FEB 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/zalando-ipo-7-fresh-articles-written-14.html
PUBLIC balance Affinitas GmbH. fiscal year 2012 and others
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/public-balance-affinitas-gmbh-fiscal.html 






FINANCIAL INFORMATION Affinitas GmbH.

Financial statements for 2012 fiscal year:
Net loss for 2012, Euros 5.8 Million and net loss for 2011, Euros 9.2 Million
Revenue Euros 41 Million in 2012, and Revenue Euros 35 Million during 2011
The most important expense items are marketing costs to attract new customers. Essentially, it involves television and online marketing advertising.
Marketing Expenses were Euros 34.9 Million during 2012 and Euros 34 Million during 2011.
Personnel expenses: Euros 7,993,443.22
Euros 7,993,443.22 / 331 employees == Euros 24,149 average annual salary paid per employee.
The remuneration, including the employer's share of pension and social security for Management Team during 2012 amounted to Euros 377,774.24.
Balance was signed by Oliver Samwer from Rocket Internet GmbH.
Up to 31 Dec 2012, -5.851.971 Euros (Net loss = Jahresfehlbetrag)
Up to 31 Dec 2011, -9.223.494 Euros (Net loss)
Up to 31 Dec 2010, -13.607.040,22 Euros (Net loss)
Up to 31 Dec 2009, -6.347.373,25 Euros (Net loss)
Up to 31 Dec 2008, -82.399,41      Euros (Net loss)

They had been operating at a loss since 2008, since they were established!
My bet: they had operated at a loss last 2013 and still operates at a loss during 2014.
I also 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.

Data obtained from:
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet
then search for Affinitas
and open the file
Affinitas GmbH Berlin         
Rechnungslegung/Finanzberichte   
Jahresabschluss zum Geschäftsjahr vom 01.01.2012 bis zum 31.12.2012
(Financial statements for the financial year from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012, filed last 31 August 2013)
Año fiscal 2012


Información financiera de Affinitas GmbH. que opera en España el sitio de contactos personales denominado eDarling
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/edarling.es
eDarling es España ha sido reportado como una empresa de Internet con actividad fraudulenta según varias opiniones de usuarios en diferentes foros de opiniones, ver:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/some-forums-with-comments-saying-fake.html



Management Report / content
1 Business and Operating Environment.
2 Overall Economic Development.
3 Competitive Situation.
4 Developments in the financial year.
5 Earnings.
6 Financial.
7 Asset Position.
8 Supplementary Report.
9 Outlook, opportunities and risks of future development.
10 Risk reporting on the use of financial instruments.

Net loss to 31 Dec 2012, -5.851.971 Euros
Pérdida operativa al 31 de Diciembre de 2012, Euros 5.851.971

Other balance sheets (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), show they had been operating at a loss since 2008, since they were established!
Otras hojas de balance de los años 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 muestran que la empresa siempre operó con pérdidas desde que fue fundada en 2008.

"Die Affinitas GmbH konnte im Jahr 2012 ihren erfolgreichen Wachstumskurs fortsetzen und ihre Umsatzerlöse gegenüber dem Vorjahr von TEUR 35.325 auf TEUR 41.462 um 17 % steigern. Grund der positiven Umsatzentwicklung sind eine deutlich verbesserte Vermarktung der Dienstleistung in bestehenden Märkten sowie die Expansion in Nord- und Osteuropa und Südamerika."

means Revenue Euros 41 Million in 2012, and Revenue Euros 35 Million during 2011
significa que la recaudación fue de Euros 41 millones durante el 2012, y de Euros 35 millones durante el 2011

"Der Jahresfehlbetrag des aktuellen Geschäftsjahres beträgt TEUR 5.852 nach TEUR 9.223 im Vorjahr. Diese Ergebnissituation liegt darin begründet, dass die Affinitas weiterhin eine Expansionsstrategie verfolgt und sich viele der neuen Märkte noch in der Investitionsphase befinden. Das negative Ergebnis führte erneut zum Ausweis eines nicht durch Eigenkapital gedeckten Fehlbetrages in Höhe von TEUR 8.807 (Vorjahr TEUR 2.955). Wir verweisen auf die Ausführungen unter Abschnitt 7. "

Net loss for 2012, Euros 5.8 Million and net loss for 2011, Euros 9.2 Million
Pérdidas operativas de Euros 5.8 millones durante 2012 y de Euros 9.2 millones para el año fiscal 2011.

The development of the ShopAMan portal had a cost of Euros 612 thousand.
El desarrollo del portal ShopAMan tuvo un costo de Euros 612 mil.

The most important expense items are marketing costs to attract new customers. Essentially, it involves television and online marketing advertising.
Los gastos más importantes son los costos de marketing que involucran avisos de televisión y publicidad online.
Marketing Expenses were Euros 34.9 Million during 2012 and Euros 34 Million during 2011.
Los gastos de marketing fueron de Euros 34.9 millones durante 2012 y Euros 34 millones durante 2011.

At the balance sheet date, Affinitas GmbH. employs 331 employees (264 in the previous year).
Al momento de presentar la hoja de balance del 2012, Affinitas GmbH. emplea 331 personas (264 durante 2011)

Personnel expenses: Euros 7,993,443.22

Gastos de salarios y quincenas del personal empleado incluyendo cargas sociales: Euros 7,993,443.22

Euros 7,993,443.22 / 331 employees == Euros 24,149 average annual salary paid per employee.
The remuneration, including the employer's share of pension and social security for Management Team during 2012 amounted to Euros 377,774.24.

Auditor's Fees: The fee for the annual audit of 33,000 EUR (previous year: 35,000 EUR ) .

Balance was signed by Oliver Samwer from Rocket Internet GmbH.
Ernst & Young GmbH
Auditing company
The adoption and approval of the financial statements was made on 31.8.2013.



The balance also says:

"Das psychologische Persönlichkeitsprofil von eDarling basiert auf dem Modell der "Big Five Personality Traits" ("Fünf Hauptdimensionen der Persönlichkeit" bzw. "Fünf-Faktoren Modell"), einem Modell, das in den 1990er Jahren zu einem der wichtigsten und bekanntesten Konzepte der modernen Persönlichkeitspsychologie wurde. Auf Basis der Faktoren-Ausprägungen zweier Nutzer lassen sich potenzielle Partner mit besonders guten Aussichten auf langfristigen Beziehungserfolg ermitteln. Solche Partner werden dann, wenn auch über die demografischen Daten und die ermittelten Präferenzen eine hohe Beziehungskompatibilität möglich ist, einander vorgeschlagen. "

translated as (using Google Translate)

"The psychological personality profile of eDarling based on the model of the "Big Five Personality Traits" ( "five main dimensions of personality " or " Five Factor Model " ), a model that in the 1990s one of the most important and well-known concepts of modern personality psychology was . Based on the factors - characteristics of two users, potential partners can identify with particularly good prospects for long-term relationship success. Such partners are when using the demographic data and the determined preferences a high relationship compatibility is possible, suggested another.
"


Please remember:
The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons. Now replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
 
".. the Big Five's Agreeableness and HEXACO's Agreeableness are not identical. The Big Five factors do not include an Honesty-Humility factor, but some of the characteristics belonging to Honesty-Humility are incorporated into the Big Five's Agreeableness factor. Although earlier investigations found only the Big Five factors, more recent studies conducted in various languages (including English) with larger sets of adjectives recovered six factors. "

I think, legally, online dating sites using the Big Five model of personality could be considered a FRAUD because they are using an incomplete model of personality. They are assessing 5 scales and not 6 scales.


ZALANDO IPO? 7 fresh articles written 14 FEB 2014

  I had to compile all that information to send to local police (Argentinean Federal Police, Cybercrimes division)

Article at Financial Times 14 FEB 2014
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9f198c9c-9553-11e3-8371-00144feab7de.html#axzz2tKfSXFUC
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9f198c9c-9553-11e3-8371-00144feab7de.html#axzz2tKfSXFUC
says "The company is still not profitable. Operating margin was minus 7 per cent last year, against minus 8 per cent in 2012. But that is not as big an improvement as executives would like to see."


Article at The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304434104579382501020779582?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304434104579382501020779582.html
"Last year, it had a negative margin of slightly below 7% on earnings before interest and tax, translating into a loss of around €120 million. A year earlier, Zalando posted a negative EBIT margin of 7.2%."

other articles
http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2014/02/14/zalando-waechst-auf-18-milliarden-euro-umsatz/
says NET LOSS 2013: 127 million euros

http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/zalando-umsatz-2013
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/cristina-stenbeck-zalando
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/zalando-geschichte-chronik
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/zalando-geschichte-chronik/2
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/zalando-geschichte-chronik/3
http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/home24-umsatz-2013-kinnevik-lazada

Please see also:
Secret papers: How the Samwer bros. woo investors.  "For the Brazilian Amazon clone Linio the Samwers offer a return of 12 percent in 2017. The model Amazon generates 1.1 percent."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/secret-papers-how-samwer-bros-woo.html
BIG LOSSES from Rocket Internet clone empire
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/big-losses-from-rocket-internet-clone.html
PUBLIC balance Affinitas GmbH. fiscal year 2012 and others
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/public-balance-affinitas-gmbh-fiscal.html
Für Oliver Samwer schmissen die Edarling-Gründer ihre gutbezahlten Jobs
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/fur-oliver-samwer-schmissen-die.html



I hope someone can investigate further Samwer Brothers, Rocket Internet GmbH. and all cloned companies of them. It seems nobody can post a negative opinion of them, nobody can say they could be behaving badly, because they send lawyers with legal letters accusing of slander and defamation.

I suspect some Journalists have a legal muzzle, they can not investigate or write articles any more, they had been threatened by Samwers' lawyers.

I also 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.

Some Journalists suggest now all Rocket Internet clone empire is only a big PONZI schema.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-02-29/the-germany-website-copy-machine#p1

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-18/germanys-copycat-kings-launch-a-venture-fund
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-30/empire-of-startup-knockoffs-wins-backing-from-the-world-bank
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-17/germanys-clone-kings-raise-nearly-2-billion

http://moneyweek.com/profile-of-the-samwer-brothers-59631/

Friday, February 14, 2014

BIG LOSSES from Rocket Internet clone empire






LOSSES in Euros / Ergebnis (negative results)

Zalando GmbH    -56.515.598,78

Wimdu GmbH    -15.068.337,74

Affinitas GmbH    -9.223.493,95
Home 24 GmbH   -9.525.828,45
Billpay GmbH     -8.092.290,19
fashion4home GmbH     -1.247.500,78
Toptarif Internet GmbH     -1.827.066,30
fashion4home GmbH    -1.247.500,78
Netzoptiker GmbH    -809.428,33
Pinspire GmbH     -452.110,71



Please see from
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet
search for rocket internet and then open the file
Rocket Internet GmbH
Berlin           Rechnungslegung/
Finanzberichte     »Jahresabschluss zum Geschäftsjahr vom 01.01.2011 bis zum 31.12.2011
Ergänzung der Veröffentlichung vom 28.08.2013     08.10.2013


See if this link opens the balance sheet directly in your computer / mobile device:
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet?session.sessionid=1aa65166f73fbc66a5e7585eb2353c4e&page.navid=detailsearchlisttodetailsearchdetail&fts_search_list.selected=08274ea8f2e69c75&fts_search_list.destHistoryId=35554


Please read also:
Secret papers: How the Samwer bros. woo investors.  "For the Brazilian Amazon clone Linio the Samwers offer a return of 12 percent in 2017. The model Amazon generates 1.1 percent."

Für Oliver Samwer schmissen die Edarling-Gründer ihre gutbezahlten Jobs "With eDarling growing rapidly, it gradually became a serious competition for the long-established players such as ElitePartner or eHarmony. In January 2010, the U.S. based company eHarmony Inc. secured a 30% of Affinitas GmbH. The plan: "We were clearly focused on an exit to eHarmony", said Khalil.
But that did not happen. In May, 2013, exactly four years after the launchment, Affinitas GmbH. bought itself back for an estimated amount of USD30 million"

PUBLIC balance Affinitas GmbH. fiscal year 2012 and others

PUBLIC balance Affinitas GmbH. fiscal year 2012 and others

PUBLIC balance Affinitas GmbH. fiscal year 2012

Up to 31 Dec 2012, -5.851.971 Euros (Net loss = Jahresfehlbetrag)
signed
Oliver Samwer from Rocket Internet GmbH.
and
Armen Avedissian & Greg Steiner from eHarmony Inc.
Up to 31 Dec 2011, -9.223.494 Euros (Net loss)
Up to 31 Dec 2010, -13.607.040,22 Euros (Net loss)
Up to 31 Dec 2009, -6.347.373,25 Euros (Net loss)
Up to 31 Dec 2008, -82.399,41      Euros (Net loss)

They had been operating at a loss since 2008, since they were established!

obtained from this link
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet

then search (Suchen) Affinitas.