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Video Streaming, Dating Apps Top Record Revenue Peaks

Sensor Tower preliminary data showed a record-high global user spending in apps in 2020, with video streaming and online dating services emerging as the most profitable categories in the past 12 months. Read the full article on Mobile World Live. The p...
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GDI Exclusive Interview: BlueCity CEO Reflects on Historic 2020 and Portfolio Expansion

BlueCity is one of the largest LGBTQ social networking companies in the world. Based in China, it has changed the way that same-sex couples meet and interact in Asian countries that were extremely suppressive just 20 years ago. The company mainly opera...
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US Government Blocks More Chinese-Owned Apps Over Security Concerns

President Donald Trump has signed an order that will ban American companies from dealing with eight Chinese-owned apps, over fears that they pose a threat to national security. Among the blacklisted products are Alipay, QQ Wallet and WeChat Pay, three ...
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US Government Blocks More Chinese-Owned Apps Over Security Concerns

President Donald Trump has signed an order that will ban American companies from dealing with eight Chinese-owned apps, over fears that they pose a threat to national security. Among the blacklisted products are Alipay, QQ Wallet and WeChat Pay, three ...
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Match’s ‘Start Something Real’ Campaign Showcases Couples First Moments

Match has released a new promotional campaign which highlights the first moments of new couples meeting through the platform. ‘Start Something Real’ consists of eight different stories that are being shown across a variety of media outlets....
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Study Shows Dating Apps Don’t Hinder Long-Term Success of Relationships

A new study from the University of Geneva, Switzerland appears to oppose the belief that online dating is contributing to modern society becoming more and more superficial. For the past few years there has been concerns about what impact swipe-based da...
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Does Your Dating App Want You to Stay Single?

The first thing I discover is that getting dating apps to reveal their matchmaking algorithms is like asking KFC to share its secret recipe – it just isn’t going to happen. But what I can do is ask coders and engineers for their theories when it comes ...
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How Yubo Thrives in the US While Being Almost Unknown in France

Little known in France, the French social network Yubo already has 40 million users, half of which are in the United States. Marc Antoine Durand, director of operations of the startup, gives us the behind the scenes of this breakthrough in American ter...
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How Yubo Thrives in the US While Being Almost Unknown in France

Little known in France, the French social network Yubo already has 40 million users, half of which are in the United States. Marc Antoine Durand, director of operations of the startup, gives us the behind the scenes of this breakthrough in American ter...
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Bumble Installs ‘Socially-Distanced’ Benches in Bangalore and Goa

Bumble, the women-first social-networking app has introduced socially distanced benches at various locations in Bangalore and Goa so that you can put on your best outfits, fight all those butterflies in your stomach, meet your date, make smooth convers...
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