okcupid News of 08/04/20
Virtual Dates And Video Speed Dating: Dating.Com Group Launches A $50 Million Corporate Venture Fund
The dating startup world is notorious for few exits, and a similarly slim number of buyers. There’s Match Group, which owns Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, and there’s Spark Networks, which owns Christian Mingle, JSwipe, Jdate and Zoosk. Dating.com ...
Dating And Fertility Apps Among Those Snitching To “Out Of Control” Adtech, Report Finds
The latest report to warn that surveillance capitalism is out of control — and ‘free’ digital services can in fact be very costly to people’s privacy and rights — comes courtesy of the Norwegian Consumer Council which ...
Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing Marketplace Turo Raises $250m At Over $1b Valuation From IAC
Car-sharing startup Turo has raised $250 million in a Series E round of funding from IAC, the internet media company that owned and spun out Match.com, and OKCupid. This round pushes Turo into Unicorn territory, with its valuation now “past ...
On The Internet Of Women With Moira Weigel
“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds ...
Match Group Restructures Exec Team With Focus On Asia
Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OKCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities ...
Scalyr Launches PowerQueries For Advanced Log Management
Log management service Scalyr today announced the beta launch of PowerQueries, its new tools for letting its users create advanced search operations as they manage their log files and troubleshoot potential issues. The new service allows users to ...
Users Complain Of Account Hacks, But OkCupid Denies A Data Breach
It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but ...
Confirmed: ShopRunner Acquires Spring, Raises $40m
ShopRunner chief executive Sam Yagan conquered the online dating world. Can he conquer the e-commerce world, too? Hot off the heels of its first profitable year, ShopRunner is announcing its first infusion of venture funding under Yagan, an ...