Friday, February 27, 2015

Scanning the brain – and finding surprises /// online dating scenario

The findings were made in depressed and non-depressed people using specialized brain-scanning technology and a simulated online dating scenario. The research sheds new light on how the brain’s pain-response mechanism, called the opioid system, differs in people with depression.
http://scienceblog.com/77188/shake-it-off-not-so-easy-for-people-with-depression


full paper:
"It still hurts: altered endogenous opioid activity in the brain during social rejection and acceptance in major depressive disorder"
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v20/n2/abs/mp2014185a.html


Please see:
article "How dating companies are having one-night stands with algorithms"  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-how-dating-companies-are-having.html

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.

article: The U.S. Current State of Online Dating

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/02/27/the-current-state-of-online-dating/
http://www.gfk.com/us/news-and-events/press-room/press-releases/pages/us-adults-online-internet-dating.aspx
2.36% of U.S. adults—5.6 million people—reported using online dating sites in the past 30 days. That’s more than double that of five years ago, according to new analysis of survey data from market research company GfK MRI.



Social dating is vaporware.
The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/global-dating-insights-2014-industry.html
Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient. It needs to reduce the false positives problem.
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 

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

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!

MeetMe Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

http://seekingalpha.com/pr/12665836-meetme-reports-full-year-and-fourth-quarter-2014-financial-results
Net loss was USD4.0 million, compared to a net loss of USD10.9 million for 2013.

Please see
article: "Rethinking MeetMe" at Seeking Alpha
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-rethinking-meetme-at-seekin.html

Perhaps MeetMe is in same road as Zoosk!
Zoosk Lays Off 15% Of Staff
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/zoosk-lays-off-15-of-staff.html

something strange at eHarmony, see screenshots and links

 




 
"Argentina Poniente" is a small town in Mexico, cannot be placed in New York
http://www.eharmony.com/ny/argentina-poniente-singles/arab/
http://www.eharmony.com/ny/argentina-poniente-singles/korean/


 Please remember:
eHarmony, is a 14+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/strategy-presentation-eharmony.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

Some screenshots from Match LATAM "redesigned sites".













There are some minor translation mistakes, as usual, as they operate from Brazil in Portuguese language and they do not speak Spanish well.


Prices for Gold and Platinum memberships are:
Gold: USD 47.96 x 6 months, USD 35.98 x 3 months and USD 15.99 per 1 month.
Platinum: USD 95.93 x 6 months, USD 71.97 x 3 months and USD 31.99 per 1 month.
You can only pay by credit card or PayPal.

Success stories seems to be as fresh as from 2006!

Some years ago I reviewed Match LATAM and Match Argentina
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/12/match-latam-new-compatibility-matching.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/12/match-latam-new-site.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/09/some-news-about-match-argentina.html

Please see also:
MORGAN STANLEY: There is no way lots of people start paying for Tinder
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/morgan-stanley-there-is-no-way-lots-of.html

For me it is clear they do not want to innovate. They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

With 3.5 Million paid members and USD 897 Million in revenue, for me, they reached operating ceiling.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/match.com/
http://www.similarweb.com/website/match.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 2014 report



Key findings: 
  •     61% of websites had some form of scam warning while 39% had no information at all.
  •     66% of dating sites operate an automatic subscription renewal policy and continue to charge users for their subscription until they cancel. However, many of them use free trials that are subject to terms and conditions that are only detailed in the fine print agreement.
  •     89% of sites allow members to cancel online
  •     Less than 2% of websites provided specific information about the costs of the service before becoming a member.
  •     46% of sites state in their terms and conditions that profile information may be used for advertising and referral to third party affiliates.
https://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/927_ICPEN%20Dating%20Industry%20Report_D09.pdf

MORGAN STANLEY: There is no way lots of people start paying for Tinder

http://uk.businessinsider.com/morgan-stanley-on-tinder-2015-2?r=US

Do you remember?
Topeka Capital Sees Ad Potential in IAC's Tinder Mobile App??? 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/topeka-capital-sees-ad-potential-in.html
My answer to the Topeka Analysis: Why Investors Should NOT Be Enthusiastic About Tinder.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/my-answer-to-topeka-analysis-why.html

article about "Match turns 20 years old"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-about-match-turns-20-years-old.html

Match Group - IAC Q4 2014 and FY 2014 results. 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/match-group-iac-q4-2014-and-fy-2014.html
IAC-InterActiveCorp (IACI) Q4 2014 - Earnings Call Transcript 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/iac-interactivecorp-iaci-q4-2014.html
"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."
"


Please see:
Online Dating Market in the UK: GPB 165 Million  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/online-dating-market-in-uk-gpb-165.html
Some Online Dating Market Reports (January 2015) 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/some-online-dating-market-reports.html

article "... world’s largest online dating service, Vancouver’s PlentyOfFish ..."


Vancouver startups moving beyond ‘shotgun approach’ to monetization
http://www.biv.com/article/2015/2/vancouver-startups-moving-beyond-shotgun-approach-/

Despite already being the world’s largest online dating service, Vancouver’s PlentyOfFish (POF) recruited a director of product over the summer to help link potential matches more effectively and entice users to spend more time on the site.
but ...
PlentyOfFish is seen as a casual site!

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/a-bunch-of-complaints-about-pof-email.html


PlentyOfFish (POF) is past its prime now, but it was a great player at its peak. Also failed with eVow to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/why-we-still-cant-stop-talking-about.html

Please read:
POF, eHarmony and others hacked 4 years ago 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/pof-eharmony-and-others-hacked-4-years.html

Match, PlentyOfFish (POF) and eHarmony in DEATH SPIRAL?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/match-plentyoffish-pof-and-eharmony-in.html

Big Data use cases at Plenty of Fish ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/big-data-use-cases-at-plenty-of-fish.html

PlentyOfFish (POF) decaying in traffic?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/plentyoffish-pof-decaying-in-traffic.html

Why no one could had copycatted PlentyOfFish (POF)?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/why-no-one-could-had-copycatted.html


 High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-innovation-hub-data-behind.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  

Woman Sends USD 1.4 Million to an Online Boyfriend She's Never Met ?

http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/2369/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/24/online-love_n_6741050.html
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a37007/woman-sends-14-million-to-an-online-boyfriend-shes-never-met/

See also:
He sends more than USD100,000 to the wife in Nigeria - he's never met!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/he-sends-more-than-usd100000-to-wife-in.html

OVER 133 Million INACTIVE profiles at Chinese site Jiayuan!


http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/DATE
Jiayuan Surpasses 140 Million Registered User Accounts but.... Jiayuan recorded an average of 6.2 million monthly active user accounts in the third quarter of 2014.



Third Quarter 2014 Operational Results

The number of average monthly active user accounts for the third quarter 2014 was 6,168,616, an increase of 13.6% from 5,428,336 in the corresponding period of 2013 and an increase of 8.2% from 5,701,360 for the previous quarter.

The number of average monthly paying user accounts for the third quarter 2014 was 1,522,838, an increase of 11.3% from 1,368,726 in the corresponding period of 2013 and a decrease of 1.2% from 1,542,062 for the previous quarter.


http://ir.jiayuan.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=898168
Jiayuan International Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE) operates the largest online dating platform in China.
http://ir.jiayuan.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=884031
http://ir.jiayuan.com/releases.cfm
Jiayuan to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results on March 5, 2015
http://ir.jiayuan.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=896426


China's Internet Regulator Shuts 65 Dating Sites
http://globaldatinginsights.com/17022015-china-internet-regulatory-shuts-65-dating-sites/
They should also remove inactive profiles from online dating sites.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/china-to-go-after-fraud-on-online.html
Online dating profiles should have expiration dates!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PAPER Trust-based Service Recommendation in Social Network

http://www.naturalspublishing.com/files/published/34k28u3x8b78sp.pdf

Please see also:
Big Data and Machine Learning: A Case Study with Bump Boost
http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/inst/ag-ki/rojas_home/documents/Betreute_Arbeiten/Master-Alber.pdf

NEW PAPER "Recommendation Based on Trust Diffusion Model"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/new-paper-recommendation-based-on-trust.html

PAPER: "How to Improve Multi-Agent Recommendations Using Data from Social Networks?"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/paper-how-to-improve-multi-agent.html


PAPER Reciprocal Recommendation System for Online Dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/paper-reciprocal-recommendation-system.html
 

Please remember:
Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless for serious online dating purposes and 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.
 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-how-dating-companies-are-having.html
 
If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all! 

Data analysis .... uses it to change the course of relationships ?

http://www.research-live.com/features/data-date/4012946.article

Please DO NOT trust research conducted by OkCupid. It is all rubbish, severely biased.  

Please read:  
about Dataclysm, the new book from OKCupid
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/09/about-dataclysm-new-book-from-okcupid.html

Rubbish research from OKTrends: Race and Attraction, 2009 – 2014  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/09/rubbish-research-from-oktrends-race-and.html

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Strategy Presentation: eHarmony

https://prezi.com/ontwwuayxq-j/strategy-presentation-eharmony/
(It was done by a person who does not know the Online Dating Industry and how eHarmony Inc. was copycatted several times)
eHarmony like a lazy cat?









 Please remember:
eHarmony, is a 14+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-how-dating-companies-are-having.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.


Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

YayDating: a bot to find love online ?

YayDating is a separate service, and is not endorsed by, or affiliated with PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, Tinder or any other dating service.

Is that algorithm only a HOAX?
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/24/i-created-a-bot-to-find-love-online-reader-it-worked

http://www.yaydating.com/


The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

The 4 biggest eHarmony's copycats

eHarmony to Launch Globalization Initiative ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/eharmony-to-launch-globalization.html
too late and unnecessary!









 The 4 biggest eHarmony's copycats:
- Affinitas GmbH. German company operating the brands EliteSingles, eDarling and others.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/elitesingles-received-redesign.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/more-juicy-information-from-affinitas.html

- TeAmoRu.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/teamorru-morphing-to-more-casual-online.html
- eSynchrony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/12/i-had-reviewed-esynchrony-last-january.html
- MiMediaManzana.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/mi-media-manzana-review-my-half-apple.html

 
I had reviewed over 55 compatibility matching engines intended for serious dating since 2003, when I had discovered "the online dating sound barrier" problem.

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"

The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 

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

Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

The only way to achieve that 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. The ensemble of the 16PF5 is: 10E16, big number as All World Population is nearly 7.0 * 10E9 

- expressing compatibility with eight decimals, like The pattern 6.7.6.8.9.6.7.7.8.7.2.5.8.7.3.4 is 92.55033557%  +/- 0.00000001% similar to the pattern 7.7.6.8.8.7.6.5.8.7.4.5.7.7.3.4
Using a quantized pattern comparison method (part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation) to calculate similarity between prospective mates.





Worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged at work.

The Untapped USD140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market
http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/21/the-untapped-140-trillion-innovation-for-jobs-market/


Meet the New Boss: Big Data Companies Trade In Hunch-Based Hiring for Computer Modeling
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390443890304578006252019616768
"When looking for workers to staff its call centers, Xerox Corp. used to pay lots of attention to applicants who had done the job before. Then, a computer program told the printer and outsourcing company that experience doesn't matter. The software said that what does matter in a good call-center worker—one who won't quit before the company recoups its USD5,000 investment in training—is personality. "

John and Ronda Hunter written last July 1984 "Validity and utility of alternative predictors of job performance. Psychological Bulletin, No. 96, pp. 72-98" (old but still valid paper) and found that psychological testing is a better predictor of job performance than any other single measure. Psychological tests have a validity coefficient of 0.53, analysis of information provided by the curriculum: 0.37, checking references 0.26, the level of education attained: 0.22 and 0.14 only for the job interview!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/134261505/Hunter-Hunter-1984-Validity-and-Utility-of-Alternative-Predictors-of-Job-Performance

The same to detect real entrepreneurs for false entrepreneurs. Several Academics had investigated the relationship between Entrepreneurship and Personality Traits.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/07/paper-are-psychopaths-and-heroes-twigs.html


The next wave of innovation!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.  


article "Raising awareness of online dating dangers"

http://www.themorningsun.com/general-news/20150222/raising-awareness-of-online-dating-dangers

Tinder app heats up the online dating scene
http://www.13newsnow.com/story/features/2015/02/22/tinder-app-heats-up-the-online-dating-scene/23608509/


article "The Superficiality of Online Dating Apps"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-superficiality-of-online-dating.html


PlentyOfFish (POF) Mannford Mom Finds Impersonator Using Pictures Of Her Baby Online
http://www.newson6.com/story/28164303/mannford-mom-finds-impersonator-using-pictures-of-her-baby-online


Social dating is vaporware.
The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!


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



Saturday, February 21, 2015

article "The Superficiality of Online Dating Apps"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mara-opperman/the-superficiality-of-online-dating-apps_b_6691978.html

Social dating is vaporware.
The Online Dating Industry does not need any improvement. It does need INNOVATIONS!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/global-dating-insights-2014-industry.html
Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient. It needs to reduce the false positives problem.
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 

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

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Match Group's Sam Yagan on resolutions, investments and online dating

http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-sam-yagan-match-bsi-20150218-story.html

Please see:

Tinder tried to be the next .... Facebook (Forbes saga). 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/11/tinder-tried-to-be-next-facebook-forbes.html

article about "Match turns 20 years old"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-about-match-turns-20-years-old.html

Match Group - IAC Q4 2014 and FY 2014 results. 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/match-group-iac-q4-2014-and-fy-2014.html
IAC-InterActiveCorp (IACI) Q4 2014 - Earnings Call Transcript 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/iac-interactivecorp-iaci-q4-2014.html
"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."
"

eHarmony to Launch Globalization Initiative; Company Expects Subscriber Base to Grow 40-50% in 2015

Also eHarmony copycatted in Latin American countries (Spanish speaking)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/mi-media-manzana-review-my-half-apple.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/mi-media-manzana-review-my-half-apple_16.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/mi-media-manzana-review-my-half-apple.html

eHarmony's CA, UK and AU sites never performed as expected.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/new-matches-with-old-adjectives-from.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/some-fresh-screenshots-from-eharmony.html

eHarmony failed in Japan.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/a-coldsilent-war-and-forbidden-news-in.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/11/eharmony-japan-mystery-solved.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/eharmony-revealed-its-secret-sauce.html

eHarmony failed its IPO last 2011, 2010, er ... even 2008?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/about-eharmony-failed-ipo-last-2011.html

eHarmony closed its site in Brazil.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/eharmony-brazil-game-over.html

eHarmony failed with Jazzed.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/09/jazzed-eharmony-evow-plentyoffish.html

eHarmony refused to acquire the whole of Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling and others) and went free/freemium in USA & CA.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/eharmony-went-freefremium-usa-canada.html
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2013/05/eharmony-now-free-to-communicate-pay-to-browse-photos-new-profile-layout/

http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2012/05/14/edarling-eharmony-verkauf/
"Kuppel-Start-up spricht von Falschmeldung"
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/05/edarling-infographic-50-million-eur-in-revenue-in-2012.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2013/05/edarling-managing-director-steps-down.html
http://venturevillage.eu/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony

eHarmony was copycatted several times like TeAmoRu in Russia and eSynchrony in Asiatic countries.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/how-to-copycat-eharmony-13-years-old.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/over-16-similarities-between-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/12/i-had-reviewed-esynchrony-last-january.html

Last June 2013 eHarmony published a paper "A Third of Recently Married Couples Met Online" but ... Better Business Bureau Tells eHarmony To Nix Best-Marriage Boasts
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/do-you-remember-paper-marital.html

eHarmony closed eHarmonyLabs.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/07/eharmony-labs.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/07/divorce-at-eharmony-verba-game-over.html

eHarmony launched matchmaking service eH+ for USD5,000
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/eharmony-to-close-eharmony-plus-soon-eh.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/02/too-late-and-unnecessary.html

eHarmony plans to launch Elevated Careers next December 2014.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/more-about-elevated-careers-by-eharmony.html

Please remember:
eHarmony, is a 14+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-how-dating-companies-are-having.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/games-at-eharmony-soon.html

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

Another Tinder Clone: Courtem / Stupid Investors' series

http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2015/02/anheuser-busch-brothers-launch-courtem/

Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/stupid-investors-series-today-coffee.html

article: "Rise Of The Micro-Tinders"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-rise-of-micro-tinders.html

A new app called SparkStarter
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/stupid-investor-series-today-new-app.html

article "Tinder Will Fail" at COURTLAND BROOKS blog
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-tinder-will-fail-at-courtland.html


MeetMe will be GAME OVER this year, like Skout and other online dating applications for social dating.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-rethinking-meetme-at-seekin.html

article: "Rethinking MeetMe" at Seeking Alpha

"The company is always "working on new things" and "innovative ways to attract users."" ?
As I said before, MeetMe will be GAME OVER this year, like Skout and other online dating applications for social dating.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-meetme-has-this-investor-saying.html
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Please read also:
Tinder / she was 19, but later admitted that she was 15 years old.
Cuyahoga Falls man accused of raping Shaker Heights runaway he met online
http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/02/cuyahoga_falls_man_accused_of_3.html
My bet: IAC will put Tinder to sleep soon or later. Facebook allows minors to use it (people from 13 to 17 years old)
Online Dating is NOT for minors.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/how-tinder-will-collapse.html
The IAC is not going to conduct Identity Verification to screen all Tinder's members.
It seems Tinder is like Chatroulette but it will collapse like Skout.
http://mashable.com/2012/06/13/skout-rape/


also
Bad press for Skout in Argentina / man murdered
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/bad-press-for-skout-in-argentina-man.html

Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/stupid-investors-series-today-coffee.html

article: "Rise Of The Micro-Tinders"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-rise-of-micro-tinders.html

A new app called SparkStarter
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/stupid-investor-series-today-new-app.html

article "Tinder Will Fail" at COURTLAND BROOKS blog
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-tinder-will-fail-at-courtland.html

21Pictures, which uses behavioral matchmaking
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/21pictures-which-uses-behavioral.html

IBM Security Analysis: Dating Apps Vulnerabilities & Risks to Enterprises
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/ibm-security-analysis-dating-apps.html

The Billion Dollar Startup Club

http://graphics.wsj.com/billion-dollar-club/?co=SpaceX

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.


"Uber brings Series E to USD2.2 billion, has how raised over USD5 billion in venture funding"

 USD5 billion in venture funding?

The Smart fortwo cost on average USD15,000
USD5 billion / USD15,000 = 333,333 cars!
With USD5 billion Uber could had bought 333,333 Smart fortwo cars!

Uber just added an additional USD1 billion?


http://vator.tv/news/2015-02-18-uber-just-added-an-additional-1b-seriously

"Uber brings Series E to USD2.2 billion, has how raised over USD5 billion in venture funding"

 USD5 billion in venture funding?

The Smart fortwo cost on average USD15,000
USD5 billion / USD15,000 = 333,333 cars!
With USD5 billion Uber could had bought 333,333 Smart fortwo cars!

Incredible! Uber raises ANOTHER USD1.2 billion round!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/incredible-uber-raises-another-usd12.html

Please see:
Snapchat, raising another round at a USD16-USD19 billion valuation ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/snapchat-raising-another-round-at-usd16.html



How Fab went from a USD1 billion valuation to a USD15 million fire sale
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/11/how-fab-went-from-usd1-billion.html
 

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. 

 
Article at Vator: The USD1B valuation club became super crowded in 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/article-at-vator-usd1b-valuation-club.html
With valuations jumping so high, the USD1 billion club is getting easier and easier to get into. In 2014 alone, 38 different companies entered the USD1 billion club, according to a report from CB Insights. That is more than the three previous years, when only 22 companies made it combined.



PAPER: An Improved Collaborative Recommendation System by Integration of Social Tagging Data


http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-14379-8_7#page-1

Abstract

Recently a lot of research efforts have been spent on building recommender systems by utilizing the abundant online social network data. In this study, we intend to enhance the recommendation accuracy via integrating social networking information with the traditional recommendation algorithms. To achieve this goal, we first propose a new user similarity metric that not only considers tagging activities of users, but also incorporates their social relationships such as friendship and membership, in measuring the closeness of two users. Then we define a new item prediction method which makes use of both user-to-user similarity and item-to-item similarity. Experimental outcomes on Last.fm data produce the positive results that show the accuracy of our proposed approach.


Please see also:
Constructing & Evaluating Context-Aware Recommender System in a case study with webshop carts and AB-testing
Master of Science Thesis in Algorithm, Language and Logic
http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/212556/212556.pdf

PAPER VizRec: A Two-Stage Recommender System for Personalized Visualizations 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/paper-vizrec-two-stage-recommender.html


Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless for serious online dating purposes and 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.
 
 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/article-how-dating-companies-are-having.html

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ................ Online Dating Industry first of all! 
WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!




LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf 
  
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.