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Instagram Begins Testing Hidden ‘Like’ Counts in the US

Following a number of small trials around the world, Instagram has begun testing hidden ‘Like’ counts on posts in the US this week. Speaking at WIRED25, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri explained that the trial would not cover the whole of the country. F...
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TAIMI Introduces Spotify Integration and Distance Dating Mode

TAIMI has added another two features to its dating service, just a couple of weeks after introducing an update for the new iOS 13. The first change is TAIMI Spot, a feature that allows connections to be made with people in different locations. Users ca...
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Tinder Posts Behind the Scenes Look at Making of Swipe Night

Tinder has posted a video giving viewers an insight into how the recent Swipe Night series was made. It featured interviews with key employees who had major roles in producing the revolutionary piece of video content. Chief Marketing Officer Jenny Camp...
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Affiliate Network MedCash Partners with ExoClick

Ad company ExoClick has announced a new partnership with MedCash, an affiliate network based in Montreal, Canada. The deal sees ExoClick exclusively manage sales for all of MedCash’s dating and members area traffic. The traffic, which is mostly mobile ...
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Chinese Singles’ Day Sets $30 Billion Sales Record

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has set a new sales record for its annual Singles’ Day shopping event. The public holiday falls on 11th November and gives millennials an opportunity to celebrate their singledom. 11 years ago, Alibaba joined the fest...
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Chinese Singles’ Day Sets $30 Billion Sales Record

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has set a new sales record for its annual Singles’ Day shopping event. The public holiday falls on 11th November and gives millennials an opportunity to celebrate their singledom. 11 years ago, Alibaba joined the fest...
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Tinder Parent Gets Boost From Wall Street Analysts

Wall Street analysts are swiping right on Tinder parent Match Group Inc. Shares of the company, whose portfolio of online dating platforms also includes Hinge and Match.com, slid late Wednesday after its outlook for the current fiscal quarter left inve...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Dismissed Tinder Co-founder As Irrelevant But Still Let Dating App Get Special Access To Users’ Data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg considered entering the online dating business as far back as 2014, but he put the idea on the back burner, instead giving Tinder special access to its users’ data, leaked emails between top executives show.  Despite the pr...
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What Does a Chinese Company Want with Gay Hookup App Grindr?

In 2016 when a largely unknown Chinese company dropped $93 million to purchase a controlling stake in the world’s most ubiquitous gay hookup app, the news caught everyone by surprise. Beijing Kunlun and Grindr were not an obvious match: The former is a...
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Blackstone Group Inc. Buys Badoo, Bumble, Chappy and Lumen for Billions

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Blackstone Group Inc., a major American multinational, is set to take a majority stake in MagicLab, parent to Badoo, Bumble, Chappy and Lumen. The deal values the group at $3 billion. Badoo Founder Andrey Andre...
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