Wednesday, March 30, 2016

USA FTC files false advertising lawsuit against VW

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/29/ftc-files-false-advertising-lawsuit-against-vw/

false advertising? Quite similar to ElevatedCareers, eHarmony and others.

Alert For Internet Dating Marketers: FTC Disclosure Guidelines Update /// via OPW
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/07/alert-for-internet-dating-marketers-ftc.html



See also:

USA DOJ Announces Criminal Charge Against Toyota Motor Corporation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/usa-doj-announces-criminal-charge.html

USA FTC Chief Technologist Ashkan Soltani On Algorithmic Transparency And The Fight Against Biased Bots

New Book on Love and Online Dating

USA Fraud Agency Call On Dating Industry To Improve Fight Against Scammers (via GDI)



Tinder "acquihires" Humin to go beyond dating ?

Humin's team will be working on a new product, levering its tech to help better connect people.
http://vator.tv/news/2016-03-29-tinder-buys-humin-looks-to-expand-beyond-dating
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tinder-acquires-humin-300242335.html
http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/29/tinder-acquires-humin-as-it-broadens-out-from-dating-creates-sf-office/
"to help better connect people", that is Facebook
"Designed to think about people the way you naturally do, Humin remembers and stores relationships by context--such as when, where or how you met someone--so users can search for them accordingly. Instead of storing contacts in an alphabetical list, Humin uses contextual clues like current location, time of day, and schedule to anticipate the relevant people within users' contacts at any given moment.", that is a behavioural recommender algorithm but ...  cannot outperform STRICT personality based recommender systems.
See as sample
PAPER: Tensor Methods and Recommender Systems
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/paper-tensor-methods-and-recommender.html

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.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html

Tinder's "new" behavioral / behavioural matchmaking algorithm (borrowed from Synapse; Match?)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/tinders-new-behavioral-behavioural.html

Badoo is in war with Zoosk and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/tinder-rival-bumble-is-majority-owned.html

Bumble launches BFF (Badoo Friends Finder), a feature to find new friends
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/bumble-launches-bff-badoo-friends.html

Tinder Reshuffles Management AGAIN in Latest Bid to Add More Experience
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/tinder-reshuffles-management-again-in.html 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Appless April 2016, a proposal to delete all online dating apps! #ApplessApril

http://www.bustle.com/articles/149514-im-deleting-my-dating-apps-heres-why-you-should-try-appless-april-too

Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/book-building-relationships-online.html

Badoo changes, to sink soon? via Yahoo finance


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/infamous-dating-app-lulu-for-rating-men-sells-to-badoo-201528005.html#

Badoo launches photo verification for safer, more efficient online dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/badoo-launches-photo-verification-for.html

Monday, March 28, 2016

New Logo for EliteSingles UK?





OPW Interview With Affinitas New CEO, Jeronimo Folgueira 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/opw-interview-with-affinitas-new-ceo.html


eDarling/EliteSingles are only copycats of eHarmony. eHarmony, is a 15+++ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget. The Big Five normative test 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.   


Proof of FRAUD from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html
 

The 4 biggest eHarmony's copycats
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/02/the-4-biggest-eharmonys-copycats.html

Saturday, March 26, 2016

PAPER: Tensor Methods and Recommender Systems


http://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.06038.pdf

Please see also:
PAPER A Scalable People-to-People Hybrid Reciprocal Recommender Using Hidden Markov Models

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/paper-scalable-people-to-people-hybrid.html 
A people-to-people content-based reciprocal recommender using hidden markov models
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2507214&dl=ACM&coll=DL&CFID=589669483&CFTOKEN=18383938

new PAPER: A New Hybrid Popular Model for Personalized Tag Recommendation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/new-paper-new-hybrid-popular-model-for.html

People-to-People Reciprocal Recommenders
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/people-to-people-reciprocal-recommenders.html

PAPER A Deployed People-to-People Recommender System in Online Dating
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/paper-deployed-people-to-people.html

PAPER Collaborative filtering for people-to-people recommendation in online dating: data analysis and user trial
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/12/paper-collaborative-filtering-for.html

PAPER Top-N Recommendation with Novel Rank Approximation http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/paper-top-n-recommendation-with-novel.html
 
 
PAPER Similarity Scores Evaluation in Social Networking Sites
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/12/paper-similarity-scores-evaluation-in.html


Web Personalization: The State of the Art and Future Avenues for Research and Practice
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0736585315300794


RECOMMENDER SYSTEM IN BIG DATA ENVIRONMENT
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Udeh_Tochukwu/publication/282150431_RECOMMENDER_SYSTEM_IN_BIG_DATA_ENVIRONMENT/links/5605162308aeb5718ff03fbc.pdf


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.
 
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?

 
T
he 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.
 LIFEPROJECT METHOD
 
All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Badoo launches photo verification for safer, more efficient online dating

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/25/badoo-launches-photo-verification-for-safer-more-efficient-online-dating/

Badoo is in severe decadence.
Badoo is in war with Zoosk and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/tinder-rival-bumble-is-majority-owned.html

Bumble launches BFF (Badoo Friends Finder), a feature to find new friends
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/bumble-launches-bff-badoo-friends.html


Tinder Reshuffles Management AGAIN in Latest Bid to Add More Experience
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/tinder-reshuffles-management-again-in.html 
 

Tinder rival Bumble is majority-owned by Badoo

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/25/bumble-meet-badoo/

Please see:http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.badoo.com
http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US#q=tinder,+badoo,+plentyoffish,+zoosk,+pof,+internet+dating&cmpt=q


Badoo and Zoosk - Zoosk and Badoo. Both recently redesigned?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/badoo-and-zoosk-zoosk-and-badoo-both.html
Badoo is in war with Zoosk and Badoo backed Bumble to fight and destroy Tinder.


A Book about Tinder - Bumble war. Bumble by Badoo (Russian Mafia of hackers & spies)

http://gawker.com/tinder-confidential-the-hookup-apps-founders-cant-swip-1733787036
http://www.elle.com/life-love/sex-relationships/news/a14962/whitney-wolfe-tinder-interview/

Russian billionaire backer of Bumble who is also in the spyware business.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/russian-billionaire-backer-of-bumble.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Handelsblatt article: Rocket Internet The E-Commerce Icarus



https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/395/ressort/companies-markets/article/the-e-commerce-icarus

Trying to Relaunch the Rocket
https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/350/ressort/companies-markets/article/trying-to-relaunch-the-rocket

FT article: Rocket fills its tanks for flight into the unknown
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/ft-article-rocket-fills-its-tanks-for.html


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

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/trying-to-relaunch-rocket-internet-se.html
Many if not most, USA, Canada or European businesses models are unfeasible in Latin American countries, African countries, Russia or even Australia. (transportation costs could be 10 times bigger than Europe) 

OPW Interview With Affinitas New CEO, Jeronimo Folgueira

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2016/03/interview-with-affinitas-new-ceo-jeronimo-folgueira.html

Please see also:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/the-3rd-interview-to-affinitas-gmbh-new.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/affinitas-gmbh-wanting-to-be-acquired.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/affinitas-gmbh-ceo-fresh-interview-at.html


Reading between lines what its CEO said at 3 other interviews!
http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2016/01/27/actualidad/1453923530_063999.html
http://cincodias.com/cincodias/2016/01/29/sentidos/1454098619_487397.html
http://www.abc.es/economia/abci-espanol-quiere-convertirse-citas-online-201602080343_noticia.html

Affinitas GmbH. wanting to be acquired by Match Group (MTCH) ?
I doubt.
eDarling/EliteSingles are only copycats of eHarmony.

Haben Sie Erfahrungen mit animierten Fake-Profilen?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/haben-sie-erfahrungen-mit-animierten.html


eDarling/EliteSingles 20 phantom online dating sites by 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


article and paper: How well online dating works, according to someone who has been studying it for years

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/23/the-truth-about-online-dating-according-to-someone-who-has-been-studying-it-for-years/
https://sociology.stanford.edu/people/michael-rosenfeld
http://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/

Draft paper: Marriage, Choice, and Couplehood in the Age of the Internet
http://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/Rosenfeld_Couplehood_and_Internet.pdf

from the same author of
PAPER Meeting Online: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/paper-meeting-online-rise-of-internet.html


 
“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”.


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 next wave of innovation!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/06/the-next-wave-of-innovation.html

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PAPER Love at second sight: Sequential dependence of facial attractiveness in an online dating paradigm.



http://www.nature.com/articles/srep22740

"We designed a binary task mimicking the selection interface currently popular in online dating websites in which observers typically make binary decisions (attractive or unattractive) about each face in a sequence of unfamiliar faces. Our findings show that binary attractiveness decisions are not independent: we are more likely to rate a face as attractive when the preceding face was attractive than when it was unattractive."


Please see also:

Bernie, a robot based on artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technology
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/bernie-robot-based-on-artificial.html

Explained in a photo, the key is in the inner facial traits; women do not perceive them as precise as outer facial traits.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Tinder Reshuffles Management AGAIN in Latest Bid to Add More Experience

http://recode.net/2016/03/21/tinder-reshuffles-management-in-latest-bid-to-add-more-experience/
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSFWN16T0KY

More experience? Oh no, they need innovations, not more experience! Tinder will not monetize as expected and it is cannibalizing Match. Tinder can collapse like Skout (problems with minors using it).
And Tinder is in war with other online dating application: Bumble backed by Badoo.


http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/investor-news-lawsuit-against-match.html

Haben Sie Erfahrungen mit animierten Fake-Profilen?

http://www.singleboersen-vergleich.de/news_einzel_2009/2016-03-15-gesucht-ihre-erfahrungen-mit-animierten-fakeprofilen.htm

Perhaps they are not from Russia, they are inside jobs.

Channel 4 investigation on Venntro / Globals Personals (Whitelabel dating)
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2012/11/uk-global-personals-allegedly-uses-fake-profiles.html


How Alexa shows BBC of London UK incinerated Cupid PLC.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/how-alexa-shows-bbc-of-london-uk.html


Fake profiles are wooing lonely hearts on sites far beyond AshleyMadison
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/fake-profiles-are-wooing-lonely-hearts.html


A former employee of Affinitas GmbH. that says in a review they create fake profiles from inside?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/a-former-employee-of-affinitas-gmbh.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

EliteSingles Uk, tallest men in the world
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/elitesingles-uk-tallest-men-in-world.html 

Brief Report: Cross-sectional age differences in the HEXACO personality: Results from a Japanese sample.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656616300125

Highlights

•The present study investigated age differences in personality in Japanese adults.
•The level of Emotionality was negatively associated with age.
•The level of Honesty–Humility was positively associated with age.
•Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness were not associated with the participant age.

Abstract

Little research has been conducted on personality development in non-Western countries. The present study investigated age differences in personality in Japanese middle adults (N = 2000; M = 40.94 years; SD = 5.35, range 30–49; 1000 women). After controlling for educational level, annual income, marital status, and gender, it was found that the level of Emotionality was negatively associated with age. Honesty–Humility, on the other hand, was positively associated with age. However, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness were not associated with the participant age. These findings suggest that trends in personality development may differ slightly between Western and non-Western countries.


Academics from all over the World had begun to publish Scientific Research using the HEXACO
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/academics-from-all-over-world-had-begun.html
"BIG SIX statt BIG FIVE? Das Hexaco-Modell der Persönlichkeit"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/big-six-statt-big-five-das-hexaco.html
PAPER: A sixth personality domain that is independent of the Big Five domains:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/paper-sixth-personality-domain-that-is.html

The normative BIG5 model (a.k.a. Big Five, FFI, FFM, Five Factor Model, OCEAN model) used at many online dating sites with questionnaires 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.
 
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old (the group of persons who could be most interested in serious online dating) They have only minor changes in personality (less than 1 interval in a normative test) and the 16PF5 test will not "see" them because the output of the 16PF5 test are 16 variables STens (Standard Tens) taking integer values from 1 to 10. STens divide the score scale into ten units. STens have the advantage that they enable results to be thought of in terms of bands of scores, rather than absolute raw scores. These bands are narrow enough to distinguish statistically significant differences between candidates, but wide enough not to over emphasize minor differences between candidates.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/06/stability-and-change-of-personality.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/09/personality-traits-are-highly-stable.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/paper-personality-resilience-following.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/examining-relationship-between-changes.html

Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/personality-traits-are-highly-stable-in.html

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY


But many online dating sites like eHarmony and its copycats like eDarling / EliteSingles, TeAmoRU, MiMediaManzana, eSynchrony and other are HOAXES.

Another eHarmony style copycat: eSynchrony 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/another-eharmony-style-copycat_18.html
Another eHarmony style copycat: MiMediaManzana (from Peru)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/another-eharmony-style-copycat.html
Another eHarmony style copycat: TeAmoRU (from Russia)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/another-eharmony-style-copycat-teamoru.html
eDarling/EliteSingles are only copycats of eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/edarling-german-version-homepage.html
eHarmony Spanish version / ready / 3 months free
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/eharmony-spanish-version-ready-3-months.html
 

eHarmony, is a 15+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.  eHarmony is using the Big Five (Big5) normative test that was revealed as incomplete, incorrect and obsolete personality test. It was replaced by the Big Six a.k.a HEXACO test.
Also eHarmony has no Scientific proof its algorithm is better than searching by your own!

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/eharmony-uk-continues-brains-behind.html
 

Friday, March 18, 2016

article "Who hacked AshleyMadison and why?"

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/lifestyle/sa-lifestyle/who-hacked-ashley-madison-and-why/news-story/851e0590ed790408de1f773e62c2e5bb?=

Who was behind the hack? Who was the Impact Team that claimed responsibility?
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/08/who-hacked-ashley-madison/

thadu zeus / Is the AshleyMadison Hacker Tweeting?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/thadu-zeus-is-ashleymadison-hacker.html

-------------------------
Who could be more interested in closing Ashley Madison forever?
An inside job? Noel Biderman's wife? IMPACT TEAM == I AM ... MATE, I AM his MATE?
The USA FBI?

AshleyMadison “the most interesting hack” says John McAfee
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/ashleymadison-most-interesting-hack.html

Now it's AshleyMadison wives who are receiving blackmail letters.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/now-its-ashleymadison-wives-who-are.html

AshleyMadison hackers "Impact Team" could face long list of charges ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/ashleymadison-hackers-impact-team-could.html

Round 2 – Impact Team vs. AshleyMadison ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/round-2-impact-team-vs-ashleymadison.html

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

ALERT Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them online dating ones.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/08/alert-russian-speaking-hackers-breach.html

Thursday, March 17, 2016

BOOK: Building Relationships: Online Dating and the New Logics of Internet Culture

http://www.amazon.com/Building-Relationships-Online-Internet-Culture/dp/149850857X

The book analyzes Match, eHarmony and OKCupid.

Please see also:
BOOK: "A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/book-million-first-dates-solving-puzzle.html
NO INNOVATIONS SINCE YEARS!!!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/no-innovations-since-years.html


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.
 
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.


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! 
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.

but no one can show you a list of compatible persons like this:
( for a prospective male customer / sample but calculated with real values)
“Over 1,000,000 million women database, here is the list of the 12 more compatible with you. Notice that woman#1 is the most compatible with you but she could be more compatible with other men right now.
woman#01 is 95.58476277% compatible
woman#02 is 95.56224356% compatible
woman#03 is 95.52998273% compatible
woman#04 is 94.18354278% compatible
woman#05 is 93.00453871% compatible
woman#06 is 93.00007524% compatible
woman#07 is 92.99738452% compatible
woman#08 is 92.37945551% compatible
woman#09 is 92.29779173% compatible
woman#10 is 92.27114287% compatible
woman#11 is 92.19515551% compatible
woman#12 is 92.12249558% compatible”


  
Please read "LIFEPROJECT METHOD versus eHARMONY"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html 


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

 

Investor News: Lawsuit against Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:MTCH) seeks to recover Stock losses

http://www.groundreport.com/investor-news-lawsuit-match-group-inc-nasdaqmtch-seeks-recover-stock-losses/
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/03/16/820360/0/en/Hagens-Berman-Advises-Match-Group-Inc-NASDAQ-MTCH-Investors-of-April-26-2016-Lead-Plaintiff-Deadline-in-a-Newly-Filed-Class-Action.html



* The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence.

* The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

* Tinder will not monetize as expected and it is cannibalizing Match. Tinder can collapse like Skout (problems with minors using it).
And Tinder is in war with other online dating application: Bumble backed by Badoo (powered by a Russian Mafia of hackers & spies)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/sa-article-closer-look-at-match-group.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/match-group-mtch-reports-q4-and-full.html

* The Match Group pays astronomical compensations to their C-level executives.

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

* Also be alerted that Barry Diller is over 74 years old and can "retire" this year (lung cancer?).
It is vey easy to compare photos from before and after about his look. He is shrinking from inside.
He really looks quite haggard.
You can ask a medical doctor (Physician) about what he/she thinks.
The IAC and MTCH can collapse because he is like a Godfather.




Man Tries Tinder as a Woman and Learns How Horrible It Really Is

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/news/a43086/online-dating-as-a-woman/
http://you.co.za/news/man-sets-up-online-dating-profile-as-a-woman-to-see-how-theyre-treated-the-results-leave-him-shocked/

Match Group Has A Dirty Little Secret (article via SA)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/match-group-has-dirty-little-secret.html


Social dating is vaporware.
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 and big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance. 
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bernie, a robot based on artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technology,

To Help Time-Poor Singles Automate Their Dating Life
http://globaldatinginsights.com/2016/03/15/meet-the-founder-using-artificial-intelligence-to-help-time-poor-people-date-online-bernie/

Bernie, a robot based on artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technology, is only for entertainment purposes, no more than that!
Do you want to know why?
Read the paper "Generalization in mate choice copying in humans"
http://www.larspenke.eu/pdfs/Bowers_et_al_in_press_-_Generalization_in_human_mate_copying.pdf
Explained in a photo, the key is in the inner facial traits; women do not perceive them as precise as outer facial traits.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r1HcNy_z2Lg/Tpa_3VcLmCI/AAAAAAAACqY/WbkvdBd5kVQ/s1600/ss01.jpg
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/10/generalization-in-mate-choice-copying.html

Please see also:
Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth
(the key is the photo)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/11/article-about-tinder-at-la-nacion.html
With Facial Recognition Partnership, Match's Members Can Find Dates Based on Exes ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/with-facial-recognition-partnership.html
Proof of FRAUD from eHarmony
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/03/proof-of-fraud-from-eharmony.html



Snap Interactive's (STVI) CEO on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/files/snap-fy-2015-earnings-call-presentation.pdf
http://seekingalpha.com/article/3958390-snap-interactives-stvi-ceo-alex-harrington-q4-2015-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2016/03/whats-next-for-snap-interactive.html

Perhaps SNAP plans to be acquired by the Match Group owned by IAC ?
Main competitor for FirstMet Dating is the unbeatable Badoo. Then Tinder, Bumble and Zoosk.
They recently launched new features.

Bumble launches BFF (Badoo Friends Finder), a feature to find new friends
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/bumble-launches-bff-badoo-friends.html

Tinder is testing a feature that makes you the matchmaker
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/03/tinder-is-testing-feature-that-makes.html

Badoo and Zoosk - Zoosk and Badoo. Both redesigned?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/badoo-and-zoosk-zoosk-and-badoo-both.html

YouTube started as an online dating site (article via CNET)

http://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-started-as-an-online-dating-site/

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

Please see:

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

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Match Group Has A Dirty Little Secret (article via SA)

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3957943-match-group-dirty-little-secret

Only one? No, there are several dirty secrets.

Here a partial list.

* The Match Group is only a collection of old and obsolete online dating sites: Match, Meetic, Chemistry, OkCupid, FriendScout24, OurTime, HowAboutWe, PlentyOfFish and many more and all of them are past their primes, reached operating ceiling and they are in decadence.

* The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish (It was insane, USD575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 2 years ago). The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

* Tinder will not monetize as expected and it is cannibalizing Match. Tinder can collapse like Skout (problems with minors using it).
And Tinder is in war with other online dating application: Bumble backed by Badoo (powered by a Russian Mafia of hackers & spies)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/sa-article-closer-look-at-match-group.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/match-group-mtch-reports-q4-and-full.html

* The Match Group pays astronomical compensations to their C-level executives.

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

* Also be alerted that Barry Diller is over 74 years old and can "retire" this year (lung cancer?).
It is vey easy to compare photos from before and after about his look. He is shrinking from inside.
He really looks quite haggard.
You can ask a medical doctor (Physician) about what he/she thinks.
The IAC and MTCH can collapse because he is like a Godfather.

* Privacy Issues Could Kill Match Group (via OPW)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/iac-mtch-privacy-issues-could-kill.html

and
 European advocate takes aim at Tinder’s privacy policy (via NYPost)
http://nypost.com/2016/03/04/european-advocate-takes-aim-at-tinders-privacy-policy/

eHarmony UK continues ‘Brains behind the Butterflies’ campaign with fresh ad

eHarmony UK continues ‘Brains behind the Butterflies’ campaign with fresh ad
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/03/11/eharmony-continues-brains-behind-butterflies-campaign-fresh-ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTVM6NZWOLc


eHarmony, is a 15+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget. 
eHarmony is using the Big Five (Big5) normative test that was revealed as incomplete, incorrect and obsolete personality test. It was replaced by the Big Six a.k.a HEXACO test.
Also eHarmony has no Scientific proof its algorithm is better than searching by your own!


Moreover.
eHarmony DOES NOT PROMOTE any more  "The Book of You"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/dating-sites-using-big-five-normative.html

 eHarmony DOES NOT PROMOTE itself any more as "scientifically proven"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/eharmony-uk-redesign-and-scientifically.html
 
 before:
http://www.eharmony.com/press-release/37/
http://www.eharmony.com/press-release/5/
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/eharmony-is-not-scientifically-proven.html
 

Friday, March 11, 2016

"Who wants to terminate ElitePartner online, must complete a secret intelligence test"

by Simone Groß
https://www.aboalarm.de/blog/online-dating/elitepartner-online-kuendigen/


German Online Dating ElitePartner fired 15 employees 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/german-online-dating-elitepartner-fired.html

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?