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The Startup Roundup – 10th July 2020

GDI is constantly on the lookout for new players in the online dating market, disruptive business models and innovative technologies. Make sure you catch the Startup Roundup every Friday by following us on Facebook and Twitter! Startup news this week: ...
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The Meet Group Forms ‘Safer Dating Advisory Board’

The Meet Group has announced the formation of a dedicated ‘Safer Dating Advisory Board’, designed to improve the industry’s overall safety standards. The new board will comprise top epidemiologists and health experts to consult on dat...
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BlueCity Trends Upwards on Opening Day of Trading

BlueCity Holdings, the parent company of social app Blued, has had a positive day of trading after debuting on the Nasdaq market yesterday. The Beijing-based company raised just under $85 million from its IPO, giving it a market value of approximately ...
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Muddy Matches Broadcasts First UK Television Campaign

Popular rural dating app Muddy Matches has launched its first ever television marketing campaign. The independent dating company recently received a £10,000 grant from Sky Media to support the promotion, as part of the SME100 support scheme. A total of...
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Tinder Begins Testing on Live Video Feature ‘Face to Face’

Tinder is beginning to roll out its new video calling feature in international markets, as well as selected states in the US. ‘Face to Face’ was developed by the dating app’s ‘Trust and Safety’ team to ensure users had a level of comfort and control th...
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ExoClick Launches Desktop Fullpage Interstitial

ExoClick, the innovative ad company, today announced that it has launched a new ad format, the Desktop Fullpage Interstitial. This desktop version joins the previously released Mobile Fullpage Interstitial. The Interstitial is a full page ad displayed ...
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German Regulators Approve Prosieben’s Takeover of The Meet Group

The Federal Cartel Office, Germany’s national competition regulator, has approved ProSieben’s proposed takeover of The Meet Group. The regulators are not concerned about ProSieben’s current presence in the online dating industry. Through its arm NuCom ...
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German Regulators Approve Prosieben’s Takeover of The Meet Group

The Federal Cartel Office, Germany’s national competition regulator, has approved ProSieben’s proposed takeover of The Meet Group. The regulators are not concerned about ProSieben’s current presence in the online dating industry. Through its arm NuCom ...
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OkCupid Makes ‘Preferred Pronoun’ Feature Available For All Members

OkCupid will now make its ‘preferred pronoun’ feature available to all users, no matter their sexuality. The option was first introduced two years ago but only for members of the LGBTQ community. Daters could add a note on the front page of...
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The GDI Podcast: Learning About the New HubStars and Dig Partnership

At the end of June, HubStars announced that Dig would be its first new partner as a result of the ‘Million Dollar Dating Project’. The leading SaaS company will assist the ‘Dating App for Dog People’ take its already popular product to the next level. ...
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