Saturday, December 16, 2017

LinkedIn's career advice app vs. dating app Bumble's version / major flaws with both

(via BI)

Great article about 2017, the whole year "Adulation for Whitney Wolfe Herd"

Be alerted, be informed Bumble is backed by Badoo (80%, majority-owned by Badoo)
It is said Badoo is related to Russian mafia of white hat hackers in the spyware business.
Badoo is in big war with Tinder (Match Group)

When Match Group (fka IAC Personals) bought OKCupid (6+ years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission.
IAC / Match Group "acquired" HatchLabs to "develop" Tinder copycat of Badoo.
Then Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder (last December 2014).

ElevatedCareers by eHarmony CLOSED, SOLD and REOPEN again.

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 Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"
Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!

Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.

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