Friday, October 30, 2015

London 2015 Post-ConferenceS Review

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2015/10/idate-london-post-conference-review.html
http://globaldatinginsights.com/30102015-if-you-missed-it-watch-video-of-gdis-innovation-conference-2015/

GDI's Innovation Conference 2015
Where is the Innovation?

Year over year regurgitating the same statistics, talking the same rubbish.
 
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry 2015
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.
The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters.
Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/EliteSingles/eDarling, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia’s Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).


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


Not 100% better, 100 TIMES better
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html 
 

How the AshleyMadison hack ended the age of innocence in cybersecurity.

http://www.information-age.com/technology/security/123460429/dangerous-liaisons-how-ashley-madison-hack-ended-age-innocence-cybersecurity


The AshleyMadison Fiasco.
http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/87863/the-ashley-madison-fiasco/comment-page-1

AshleyMadison is a sinking ship.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.ashleymadison.com


AshleyMadison scandal: There is no doubt the Impact Team will be victorious.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/ashleymadison-scandal-there-is-no-doubt.html

I agree, the FBI should close AshleyMadison forever.  
FORBES article: AshleyMadison's Online Terms And Conditions May Leave It Legally Undressed 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/forbes-article-ashleymadisons-online.html 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

SA article: MeetMe: Too Rich For Our Tastes But Compelling

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3620516-meetme-too-rich-for-our-tastes-but-compelling

Alexa shows MeetMe is in severe decadence.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.meetme.com

Please see:

MeetMe's (MEET) CEO Geoffrey Cook on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/meetmes-meet-ceo-on-q2-2015-results.html

Desktop / Laptop engagement has not declined!

More young adults now own a smartphone than a computer
http://vator.tv/news/2015-10-29-more-young-adults-now-own-a-smartphone-than-a-computer
but .... Desktop / Laptop engagement has not declined!


Please see: U.S.A. Digital Future in Focus 2015 (comScore Report)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/usa-digital-future-in-focus-2015.html

PAPER Recommender Systems supporting Decision Making through Analysis of User Emotions and Personality

Recommender Systems supporting Decision Making through Analysis of User Emotions and Personality

"Abstract. The influence of emotions in decision making is a popular research topic in psychology and cognitive studies. A person facing a choosing problem has to consider different solutions and take a decision. During this process several elements in
fluence the reasoning, some of them are rational, others are irrational, such as emotions.
Recommender Systems can be used to support decision making by narrowing the space of options. Typically they do not consider irrational elements during the computational process, but recent studies show that accuracy of suggestions improves whether user's emotional state is included in the recommendation process.
In this paper we propose the idea of defining a framework for an Emotion-Aware Recommender System. The user emotions will be formalized in an a ective user profile which can act as an emotional computational model. The Recommender System will
use the affective profile integrated with case base reasoning to compute recommendations."


presented at 14th Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Ferrara
http://aixia2015.unife.it/dc-accepted-papers/
http://www.slideshare.net/MarcoPolignano/recommender-systems-supporting-decision-making-through-analysis-of-user-emotions-and-personality

PAPER A Deployed People-to-People Recommender System in Online Dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/paper-deployed-people-to-people.html
EMPIRE 2013: Emotions and Personality in Personalized Services
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/empire-2013-emotions-and-personality-in.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)

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/paper-personalized-recommendation.html 

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.

In case you had not noticed, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry. 


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 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns. Oh that is exactly ............ guess ............. yes ........ LIFEPROJECT METHOD, ready since 2001!
All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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

http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/IACI/932167678x0xS1104659-15-73644/891103/filing.pdf

IAC Q3 2015 reports reveals PlentyOfFish (POF) has 500,000 paid members. 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/iac-q3-2015-reports-reveals.html
The cost per paid member is USD 1150. It is an insane figure! ( USD 575 Million / 500,000 paid members)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-revenue-revealed-by.html
PlentyOfFish is past its prime and of course in decadence.

Dating fraud victims conned out of GBP33 Million in 2014/15


http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/dating-fraudsters-conned-victims-out-of-33m-last-year-11364013341556
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34656783


Please remember:
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
It says 13,000 + sites but .......
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/it-says-13000-sites-but.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/entrepreneur-of-year-laundering-money.html

Ashley Madison: "The dispute began when Silva — who came to Toronto from Brazil — sued her former employer in 2012, alleging she seriously hurt her wrists and forearms typing up 1,000 "fake female profiles" over a few weeks for a new Portuguese-language version of the site."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/lawsuit-against-dating-site-for-married.html

JDI Dating Fined USD616K For Fake Profiles
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/10/jdi-dating-fined-616k-for-fake-profiles.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/online-dating-scam-alert-jdi-dating.html

Facebook In Argentina Fined Over Fake Profiles
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/facebook-in-argentina-fined-over-fake.html

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
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/how-alexa-shows-bbc-of-london-uk.html

and

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



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As usual, they can win in Court but they could be incinerated by Journalists or killed by power of word of mouth!

The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. There is no/weak Legislation, no ID verification, low reliable background checks, no Quality Norms.
No one compatibility matching method is Scientifically Proven.
The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than 10%). In the same range as searching by your own.

I live in a South American country and I am really astonished to see how online daters in "1st World" countries are really victims of human experimentation. No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.  The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".


article: How to find out if you are dating a robot

http://www.techworld.com/tutorial/personal-tech/how-do-i-know-if-im-dating-human-3628203/

How 40,000 'women' on AshleyMadison shared just six email addresses
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/how-40000-women-on-ashleymadison-shared.html

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) CEO Joey Levin on Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript by Seeking Alpha

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3609106-iac-interactivecorp-iaci-ceo-joey-levin-on-q3-2015-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/iac-q3-2015-reports-reveals.html


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

Affinitas GmbH. renewed its homepage.


Perhaps planning to be acquired a la Parship or EliteMedia.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/will-elitepartner-parship-merge.html
Who knows?


Affinitas GmbH. recently "booted" its "founders" and named a new CEO.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/affinitas-gmbh-booted-its-founders.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/some-data-from-edarling-france-german.html


But I think they will close soon when they run out of money!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/ft-article-rocket-internet-waiting-for.html

All their sites (eDarling, EliteSingles, etc.) are copycats of eHarmony, like
eSynchrony, TeAmoRU and MiMediaManzana.


but remember:
 eHarmony, is a 15 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.

The normative BIG5 model (a.k.a. Big Five, FFI, FFM, Five Factor Model, OCEAN model) used at eHarmony questionnaire to measure personality of daters had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess personality of persons. Now it was replaced by HEXACO test, a.k.a Big Six test. The BIG5 normative personality test is the biggest mistake Psychologists made since several years ago. The BIG5 is also known as the Five Factor Model theory of personality traits, a psychological model based on research by Paul Costa and Robert McCrae.





As some of the subdomains of the main domains of the HEXACO model are different from the subdomains of the main domains of the Big Five model, it can not be simple added the scale of the Honesty-Humility factor to the Big Five model to upgrade the personality test to the HEXACO model.

".. 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.


CONFIRMED eDarling GAME OVER in Turkey!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/confirmed-edarling-game-over-in-turkey.html

USA FTC to investigate Affinitas GmbH. online dating site EliteSingles for overpromises.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/usa-ftc-to-investigate-affinitas-gmbh_1.html

Affinitas GmbH. German company, from one server to another. part 2
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/affinitas-gmbh-german-company-from-one.html

EliteSingles USA by Affinitas GmbH. (copycat of eHarmony) Can not take off
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/elitesingles-usa-by-affinitas-gmbh.html

Affinitas GmbH. fired whole team from its casual site ShopAMan.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/affinitas-gmbh-fired-whole-team-from.html

Affinitas GmbH. 2013 financials. Revenue and Net Loss.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/affinitas-gmbh-2013-financials-revenue.html

IAC Q3 2015 reports reveals PlentyOfFish (POF) has 500,000 paid members.



IAC Reports Q3 Results
ir.iac.com/common/download/download.cfm?companyid=IACI&fileid=856466&filekey=9AA560F1-19E8-43E9-AA50-36C89199E87E&filename=IAC_Reports_Q3_2015.pdf

Q3 2015 Management Prepared Remarks
ir.iac.com/common/download/download.cfm?companyid=IACI&fileid=856465&filekey=850D314F-8BF1-4202-9211-24E240557E37&filename=Q3_2015_Management_s_Prepared_Remarks.pdf

Q3 2015 Supplemental Financial Information and Metrics
ir.iac.com/common/download/download.cfm?companyid=IACI&fileid=856469&filekey=D4A13CB7-F31C-49B9-BCFB-D4EA829703EC&filename=Grids_and_Metrics_Q3_2015.pdf


SA article: "Is Match A Good Companion For Your Portfolio?"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/sa-article-is-match-good-companion-for.html


PlentyOfFish is past its prime and of course in decadence. 


 Please see:
IAC Reports Q2 2015 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/iac-reports-q2-2015-results.html


IAC/InterActiveCorp's (IACI) Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/iacinteractivecorps-iaci-q2-2015.html

Friday, October 23, 2015

Will ElitePartner & Parship merge?

Online-Dating: Elitepartner & Parship dürfen fusionieren
http://www.markenartikel-magazin.de/no_cache/unternehmen-marken/artikel/details/10012896-online-dating-elitepartner-parship-duerfen-fusionieren/
https://www.jurion.de/de/news/327266/Grosse-Online-Datingplattformen-duerfen-fusionieren
http://www.zeit.de/news/2015-10/22/deutschland-bundeskartellamt-genehmigt-fusion-im-markt-fuer-internet-singleboersen-22151009

Little traffic or no traffic at all by Alexa for both companies:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.de
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.es
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.com.mx
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.be
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.fr
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.ie
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.it
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.at
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.ch
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.se
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.nl
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.dk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.parship.co.uk


http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitepartner.de
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.academicpartner.de

Suspicious situation / attitude from UK based firm which acquired both German based: Parship and ElitePartner.
Both Parship and ElitePartner are 10+ years old obsolete sites and hoaxes based on Scientific frauds.

Oakley Capital has NO experience at all in the Online Dating Industry. Not sure why they had acquired those rotten companies?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/06/suspicious-situation-attitude-from-uk.html

Thursday, October 22, 2015

SA article: "Is Match A Good Companion For Your Portfolio?"

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3595216-is-match-a-good-companion-for-your-portfolio

"Although Match is in great health, it may come out of the gate at a valuation too high for me to get excited about. "
I agree with the author and also add: The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.

The Match Group, Inc. (MTCH) needs a USD 500 Million loan from InterActiveCorporation (IAC) to acquire Plentyoffish Media Inc. (POF) in USD 575 Million.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-paid-members-500000.html
PlentyOfFish Media Inc. (POF) 2015 revenue is estimated USD 80 Million or less, with 500,000 paid members
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-revenue-revealed-by.html
If the Match Group pays USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish Media Inc. (POF)
The cost per paid member is USD 1150. It is an insane figure! ( USD 575 Million / 500,000 paid members)

PlentyOfFish is past its prime and of course in decadence.

FORBES article: AshleyMadison's Online Terms And Conditions May Leave It Legally Undressed

http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2015/10/22/ashley-madisons-online-terms-and-conditions-may-leave-it-legally-undressed/

I agree, the FBI should close AshleyMadison forever.   


AshleyMadison scandal: There is no doubt the Impact Team will be victorious.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/ashleymadison-scandal-there-is-no-doubt.html

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

MASTER THESIS An Analysis of the Online Dating Industry and How Startups Can Compete

http://studenttheses.cbs.dk/handle/10417/5413

https://es.scribd.com/doc/286097687/An-Analysis-of-the-Online-Dating-Industry-and-How-Startups-Can-Compete


Please see also:
Online Dating 2015 Sector Report
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/online-dating-2015-sector-report.html


Some Online Dating Market Reports (January 2015)  

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/some-online-dating-market-reports.html
 

Matching algorithms and data will decide who wins the Online Dating game  http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/matching-algorithms-and-data-will.html

Online Dating Market in the UK: GPB 165 Million
 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/online-dating-market-in-uk-gpb-165.html
 

Worldwide there are over 5,000 online dating sites, no one uses the 16PF5, no one is scientifically proven yet, and no one can show you compatibility distribution curves, i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.


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


Not 100% better, 100 TIMES better
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html
 

Monday, October 19, 2015

S&P Downgrades IAC/InterActive (IACI) to 'BB' Amid Match Group (MTCH) Asset Divestiture Plans

http://www.streetinsider.com/Credit+Ratings/S%26P+Downgrades+IACInterActive+%28IACI%29+to+BB+Amid+Match+Group+Asset+Divestiture+Plans/10981857.html

The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-paid-members-500000.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/ft-article-match-tries-to-win-investors.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-revenue-revealed-by.html

FT article "Rocket Internet: Waiting for lift-off"




Some mistakes there:
ShopAMan was closed last May 2015
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/affinitas-gmbh-fired-whole-team-from.html

Affinitas GmbH. recently "booted" its "founders" and named a new CEO.
Perhaps it is going to close soon!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/affinitas-gmbh-booted-its-founders.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/some-data-from-edarling-france-german.html

Also, for Rocket Internet SE, As I was told once, all the domino should fall ...  when they run out of money!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/rocket-internet-se-plays-down-need-to.html

PlentyOfFish 2015 paid members = 500,000 paid members




PlentyOfFish 2015 revenue was revealed by Match Group.
PlentyOfFish Media Inc. (POF) 2015 revenue estimated USD 80 Million or less!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-revenue-revealed-by.html

But how many paid members does PlentyOfFish Media Inc. (POF) have?

The PlentyOfFish 2015 revenue is 75% by Subscription and 25% by Ads.
 USD 80 Million * 0.75 is USD 60 Million
 USD 60 Million / 12 months is USD 5 Million/Month

 (USD 5 Million/Month) / (USD 10/Month Average Monthly Revenue per paid member) is 500,000 paid members

If the Match Group pays USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish Media Inc. (POF)
The cost per paid member is USD 1150. It is an insane figure! ( USD 575 Million / 500,000 paid members)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

FT article: Match tries to win investors’ hearts

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/14d9bf38-745a-11e5-a129-3fcc4f641d98.html

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

Please see:
Online dating company Match Group files to go public to seek only USD 100 Million?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/online-dating-company-match-group-files.html

PlentyOfFish (POF) claims "50,000 New Singles Per Day!" but
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-pof-claims-50000-new.html

 

PlentyOfFish 2015 revenue revealed by Match Group.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-2015-revenue-revealed-by.html

PlentyOfFish 2015 revenue revealed by Match Group.







PlentyOfFish Media Inc. (POF) 2015 revenue estimated USD 80 Million or less!
Source: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1575189/000104746915007908/a2226226zs-1.htm


Please remember:
PlentyOfFish is past its prime and of course in decadence. The market share of PlentyOfFish by revenue is less than 5% in the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/iacinteractivecorp-downgraded-to-sell.html


Unfortunately the Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe and many more. Even Tinder will not monetize as expected.

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

  
Online dating company Match Group files to go public to seek only USD 100 Million?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/online-dating-company-match-group-files.html

PlentyOfFish (POF) claims "50,000 New Singles Per Day!" but
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-pof-claims-50000-new.html

Friday, October 16, 2015

Online dating company Match Group files to go public to seek only USD 100 Million?



http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1575189/000104746915007908/a2226226zs-1.htm

http://mashable.com/2015/10/16/match-tinder-go-public
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/16/online-dating-company-match-group-files-to-go-public.html
http://www.newsweek.com/owner-tinder-okcupid-files-ipo-seeks-100-million-384465
http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/16/9558141/match-group-tinder-okcupid-ipo-iac
http://www.businessinsider.com/match-the-company-that-owns-tinder-just-filed-to-go-public-2015-10
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-16/iac-s-online-dating-business-match-group-files-for-ipo
http://www.newsweek.com/owner-tinder-okcupid-files-ipo-seeks-100-million-384465
http://www.wsj.com/articles/match-group-files-for-ipo-1445032992

Unfortunately the Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe and many more. Even Tinder will not monetize as expected.
[Not sure if the PlentyOfFish (POF) acquisition is done.]
The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.


article: Tinder Shows Not Much Has Changed In Online Dating  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/article-tinder-shows-not-much-has.html

Some data from eDarling France, German and Spain. (powered by Affinitas GmbH.)




http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.fr
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.de
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.es

Please see also other data from Alexa.

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.cl
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.mx
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.at
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.ch
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.it
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.se
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.nl
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.edarling.cz
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.no
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitedating.be
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elittars.hu
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.eliittikumppani.fi
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.partnermedniveau.dk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.partnernaurovni.sk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.uk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ie
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.au
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.nz
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ca
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.za

 And
Affinitas GmbH. "booted" its "founders"?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/affinitas-gmbh-booted-its-founders.html

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

UK's Dating Industry 2015: On the Rise Again!

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/uks-dating-industry-2015-on-the-rise-again-532612141.html
http://www.leadingdatingsites.co.uk/uploads/onlinedating-market-uk-2015.pdf



Please see also:
Online Dating 2015 Sector Report
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/online-dating-2015-sector-report.html


Some Online Dating Market Reports (January 2015)  

 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/01/some-online-dating-market-reports.html
 

Matching algorithms and data will decide who wins the Online Dating game  http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/matching-algorithms-and-data-will.html

Online Dating Market in the UK: GPB 165 Million
 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/online-dating-market-in-uk-gpb-165.html
Worldwide there are over 5,000 online dating sites, no one uses the 16PF5, no one is scientifically proven yet, and no one can show you compatibility distribution curves, i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html    

 NEW! European Online Dating Market report 2014 - 2015
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/new-european-online-dating-market.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

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", not 100% better, 100X better .
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.Not 100% better, 100 TIMES better
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html

Zoosk co-founder talking about illusory success ?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jahandad-memarian/shayan-zadeh-make-a-posit_b_8281770.html

"In eight years, we grew Zoosk to 200 employees and USD150+ million in revenue. On the way to this milestone, we relied on hard work of our team and support of amazing mentors and investors raising over USD60 million in venture capital in the process. With the business thriving and an amazing executive team in place, last year we stepped back from the day-to-day operations of the company and took some time off."

Zoosk failed its IPO and it seems is going to be closed soon due to high operating losses. 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/zoosk-and-badoo-badoo-and-zoosk.html

article at vator How does Zoosk make money?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/06/article-at-vator-how-does-zoosk-make.html
 

No IPO for Zoosk
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/no-ipo-for-zoosk.html

Zoosk October 2013 redesign
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/zoosk-october-2013-redesign.html



Perhaps Zoosk will be a stupid investors series case of study!


SA article: Swipe Left For Spark Networks

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3568926-swipe-left-for-spark-networks

Spark Networks Announces Q3 2015 Subscriber Metrics but not Revenue or Earnings
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/spark-networks-announces-q3-2015.html

Also Spark Networks tried to clean its numbers because it wanted to be acquired by the Match Group owned by IAC (nasdaq IACI) but it seems the IAC is not interested.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3291705-spark-networks-owner-of-jdate-and-christianmingle-is-getting-its-groove-back

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2412475-spark-networks-lov-ceo-gregory-liberman-on-q2-2014-results-earnings-call-transcript




Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Love at First Swipe: Online Dating is About Personality

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2015/10/12/love-at-first-swipe-online-dating-is-all-about-personal-branding/

http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/43580/20151013/love-first-swipe-online-dating-personality.htm

How Dating Apps Have Ruined Dating
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-wolfson/how-dating-apps-have-ruined-dating_b_8281778.html

Relationships Between Big Data & Online Dating
http://globaldatinginsights.com/12102015-relationships-between-big-data-online-dating/




big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/big-data-dating-is-not-key-to-long.html

Please read “Top 45 Top Scientific Papers For The Online Dating Industry”
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/internetdatingscience/2012/02/top-45-top-scientific-papers-for-the-online-dating-industry.html

Those papers clearly show the key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not “meet other people with similar interests”.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-tencentrec-real-time-stream.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/article-its-all-in-personality.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


article: Tinder Shows Not Much Has Changed In Online Dating


http://movietvtechgeeks.com/tinder-shows-not-much-has-changed-in-online-dating/


Please see also:
A year ago: Tinder tried to be the next .... Facebook (Forbes saga).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/a-year-ago-tinder-tried-to-be-next.html
 

PlentyOfFish (POF) claims "50,000 New Singles Per Day!" but
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/plentyoffish-pof-claims-50000-new.html


Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Happn and other social dating apps are vaporware.
Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient, to reduce the false positives problem.

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

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/paper-tencentrec-real-time-stream.html
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/internetdatingscience/2012/02/top-45-top-scientific-papers-for-the-online-dating-industry.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/article-its-all-in-personality.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

Monday, October 12, 2015

PlentyOfFish (POF) claims "50,000 New Singles Per Day!" but




Alexa shows its decadence!
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.pof.com
PlentyOfFish is a sinking ship. Nothing more.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Match Group to Acquire PlentyOfFish
http://iac.com/media-room/press-releases/match-group-acquire-plentyoffish

Was PlentyOfFish acquired by The Match Group or not?

Moody's says IAC/InterActiveCorp's possible debt raise at Match for PlentyofFish acquisition could lead to ratings downgrade
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/moodys-says-iacinteractivecorps.html
PlentyOfFish is past its prime and of course in decadence. The market share of PlentyOfFish by revenue is less than 5% in the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/iacinteractivecorp-downgraded-to-sell.html


Please see also:
A year ago: Tinder tried to be the next .... Facebook (Forbes saga).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/a-year-ago-tinder-tried-to-be-next.html

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A year ago: Tinder tried to be the next .... Facebook (Forbes saga).

Tinder offers "social discovery, gamification, location and messaging features."
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/11/tinder-tried-to-be-next-facebook-forbes.html

Now, Barry Diller Speaks About ‘Crazy’ Tech Valuations
http://globaldatinginsights.com/07102015-barry-diller-speaks-about-crazy-tech-valuations/
but he overpaid for PlentyOfFish.
 

Moody's says IAC/InterActiveCorp's possible debt raise at Match for PlentyofFish acquisition could lead to ratings downgrade
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/moodys-says-iacinteractivecorps.html
PlentyOfFish is past its prime and of course in decadence. The market share of PlentyOfFish by revenue is less than 5% in the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/iacinteractivecorp-downgraded-to-sell.html

And ....
Tinder CEO Sean Rad: From Boss, Booted, And Back
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2015/10/09/tinder-ceo-sean-rad-from-boss-booted-and-back/
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2015/10/tinder-ceo-sean-rad-from-boss-booted-and-back.html
http://globaldatinginsights.com/09102015-sean-rad-talks-regaining-position-of-ceo-competitors-and-super-like/

but Tinder has less than 2 million active average daily users (and perhaps Tinder annual revenue is less than USD10 Million).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/sa-article-iac-interactive-has-gone-on.html

The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.
They Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe and many more. Even Tinder will not monetize as expected.
The Match Group is not going to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry in the next years.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/howaboutwe-defunct.html


Please see:
About article "Online Dating and the Statistical Dark Arts"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/about-article-online-dating-and.html 

 
The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations.

Innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to actual online dating sites.
https://angel.co/online-dating

The innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.

Only 3 major discoveries can help to revolutionize the online dating industry.

Please see: 800+ online dating startups at Angel List ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/09/833-online-dating-startups-at-angel-list.html