MORGAN STANLEY: There is no way lots of people start paying for Tinder
My bet: Nobody will pay.
How much money will you need to destroy Tinder forever launching an improved copycat of it? Like Facebook destroyed MySpace during 2009.
Less than USD100 million, but that is done, it is Bumble (backed by Badoo).
Have you seen the annual revenue of Match, Chemistry, OkCupid, Meetic, and other IAC's (nasdaq: IACI) online dating sites excluding Tinder? In the range of USD 800 Million with profits. The prospective revenue of Tinder is no more than USD 100 million because it will not outperform Badoo. As a social discovery site, Tinder, could make no profit at all, like Zoosk! (pending: ZSK)
Tinder tried to be the next .... Facebook (Forbes saga).
article about "Match turns 20 years old"
Match Group - IAC Q4 2014 and FY 2014 results.
IAC-InterActiveCorp (IACI) Q4 2014 - Earnings Call Transcript
"I read through the conference call. Lots of excuses and hand waving...they've already thrown in the towel on 2015 and are now trying to say 2016 will be the great year.
Tinder monetization testing is "solid" which is code for "much worse than we expected.""
The optical illusion of Tinder
What I "learned" at iDate 2015 Superconference
Match, PlentyOfFish (POF) and eHarmony in DEATH SPIRAL?
about article "Match May Not Light IAC's Fire" http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/about-article-match-may-not-light-iacs.html