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Cupidtino: Dating Site for Apple Fanboys and Fangirls

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We’re not sure if this is a joke or not, but Cupidtino is an upcoming dating site for fans of Apple products.The site is currently in (closed) beta, but it has an active Twitter account which is (mostly) trying to convince people that the project is for real. From...
Cupidtino: Dating Site for Apple Fanboys and Fangirls

US federal court order halts Dwolla wire transfers to Mt. Gox

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A not-yet-public U.S. federal court order has apparently halted wire transfers between payments startup Dwolla and the largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox.Dwolla, based in Des Moines, Iowa, offers inexpensive wire transfers. Mt. Gox, headquartered in Tokyo, runs a popular exchange where people can buy and sell the virtual currency...
US federal court order halts Dwolla wire transfers to Mt. Gox

Instagram's Kevin Systrom: You Have To Go Through False Starts

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Popular photo sharing site Instagram may have 27 million users, but it originally started out as a check-in app called Brbn. Pando Daily's Sarah Lacy interviewed Kevin Systrom, the CEO at Instagram, at IGNITION West. Speaking on-stage, Systrom hinted at the company's big business plans and talked about his plans for...
Instagram's Kevin Systrom: You Have To Go Through False Starts

Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

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Meetic, the European dating giant majority-owned by NYC-based IAC, on Friday announced (PDF) that it has bought Belgium’s Massive Media. France-based Meetic is acquiring 100 percent of the company, which owns online dating site Twoo.com and social network Netlog, for a total price of 18.9 million euros (approximately $25 million)...
Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, MSFT, WMT, EBAY, YHOO)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The iPad launches today. Here are some of the best apps for that new Retina display. People are lining up for the iPad around the world. Even Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak's been in line since noon yesterday. Walmart started selling the iPad at midnight....
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, MSFT, WMT, EBAY, YHOO)

Dating site matches not so scientific

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Users flock to online dating sites in ever greater numbers, but despite their marketing claims, services such as Match.com and eHarmony may not be offering potential mates chosen through rigorous scientific methods, a group of psychologists and sociologists have charged....
Dating site matches not so scientific

Now You Can Use Bitcoins To Find The Love Of Your Life

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If you're into dating and anonymous digital currencies, then you're in luck - dating site OKCupid now accepts Bitcoins. This is made possible by the site's partnership with Coinbase, a Y Combinator startup billing itself as "the simplest way to buy, use, and accept Bitcoin." OKCupid's basic service is free,...
Now You Can Use Bitcoins To Find The Love Of Your Life
TheDatable Launches To Help You Discover The Singles In Your Social Graph

Yahoo Finds A New Lover In Match.com, Dumps Personals

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Match.com and Yahoo are going steady now. Yahoo Personals is out. This morning, Yahoo announced that Match.com will become the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo. Yahoo’s current online dating site, Personals, will be folded into a new co-branded site called “Match.com on Yahoo.” Match already powers Yahoo Personals in...
Yahoo Finds A New Lover In Match.com, Dumps Personals

Microsoft Has a Little Valentine's Day Message for Gmail Users

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Today happens to be a certain Hallmark holiday, the fact of which the tech world has hardly failed to notice. It’s not just dating sites and assorted fun-lovers looking to peg a story: Microsoft, which has been sniping at Google’s privacy practices in a series of ads over the last...
Microsoft Has a Little Valentine's Day Message for Gmail Users

The 404 1,174: Where we enter the cave with Jeff Nimoy (podcast)

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The Cooking Caveman Jeff Nimoy tells The 404 the origin story of Sameplate.com, an online dating site matching couples that speak the same diet language. [Read more]...
The 404 1,174: Where we enter the cave with Jeff Nimoy (podcast)

Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup

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Eleven-month-old startup Coinbase announced Tuesday the largest funding round to date for a Bitcoin startup, a $5 million investment led by Union Square Ventures. Gary Tan Brian Armstrong, co-founder of Coinbase Inc., speaking in June 2012 at Y Combinator to other founders in the elite startup program. Coinbase announced Tuesday...
Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup
OkStupid: There's a New Site Dating Site for All Your Trolling Needs
Dating Site HowAboutWe Has A Cool Brooklyn Office [PHOTOS]

Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

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A federal judge has refused to order a Norwegian website that describes itself as “the number one socializing porn and sex network” to turn over its name to Facebook. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White last week ruled that the court had no jurisdiction because Facebook, which sued in California, had failed...
Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF-NYC Transfers

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Too busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. • Is Your Dating Site Selling Your Profile? To keep membership high, niche sites get sly. • Marissa Mayer on Misconceptions That Hold Back Women in Tech and Why She Doesn’t ‘Believe in Burnout’ "My...
Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF-NYC Transfers

Dating Site EHarmony Confirms Password Breach

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The online dating site eHarmony confirmed late Wednesday that passwords for its members were exposed in a breach, a second major compromise following LinkedIn's......
Dating Site EHarmony Confirms Password Breach

Is internet dating killing romance?

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Liz Hoggard and Hephzibah Anderson debate whether internet dating is destroying our old notions of romanceLiz Hoggard, journalist and co-author of Dangerous Women: The Guide to Modern LifeI'm not surprised to hear, this week, that Britain has the highest internet dating turnover of any European nation. More than nine million...
Is internet dating killing romance?

Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam

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Facebook raised alarm bells among some social networkers when it confirmed that it's experimenting with letting strangers message them for a fee. As we're learning, however, it's keenly aware of the ramifications if that fee is too low. The company has confirmed that it's toying with "extreme price points,"...
Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam

The Funniest Comics About Our Crappy Passwords [Comics]

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Losing your password isn't funny. Well, it's not funny to you. To the rest of us, it can be hilarious. The sort of point-and-laugh hilarity that comes from losing access to a dating site right when you find the perfect girl. Comic artists have taken the pain, monotony, and...
The Funniest Comics About Our Crappy Passwords [Comics]

Confirmed: Match.com Acquires Singlesnet

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We called it. IAC’s Match.com is acquiring fellow dating site Singlesnet. We originally reported on the deal last week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Match.com said the acquisition is more of a “value acquisition than a strategic one” and Singlesnet will continue to be run as an...
Confirmed: Match.com Acquires Singlesnet

6 Services You Could Replace With Facebook Graph Search

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With the launch of Graph Social, a handful of startups that integrate with Facebook are now competing with the mothership. When Facebook's valuable database was still locked inside the network--with only a notoriously terrible search engine to help excavate results--products that built smart ways to access it found niches...
6 Services You Could Replace With Facebook Graph Search

WATCH: What it's really like to be a mail order bride

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How the Internet is changing the international dating business. FORTUNE -- AnastasiaDate, the leading 'premium international dating' site, opened its books exclusively to Fortune this week. Business is good: The company made $110 million in 2012. In 2013, it is likely to make $140 million. Reporter Anne VanderMey even spent...
WATCH: What it's really like to be a mail order bride

‘LulzSec Reborn’ claims attack on military dating site

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Last summer, the Anonymous offshoot known as LulzSec announced it was retiring after 50 days of hacktivist attacks on targets ranging from Sony to the Central Intelligence Agency. Now, following the arrests of some of the group’s most prominent members, a group of hackers has taken up the LulzSec banner...
‘LulzSec Reborn’ claims attack on military dating site

Friend Me ... Now Put a Ring on It: A Third of Recently Married Folks Met Online, Study Says

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Nearly 35 percent of recently hitched people in the U.S. met their spouse online, according to research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Nearly half (45 percent) of those who married after meeting online met through a dating site (with about a quarter of those...
Friend Me ... Now Put a Ring on It: A Third of Recently Married Folks Met Online, Study Says

Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz shares how startups can make their own luck by watching for colossal shifts

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Speaking on stage at The Next Web Conference 2013 in Amsterdam, Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Kevin Hartz gave a talk on finding luck through a combination of preparation and opportunity. Hartz, also an angel investor in major tech companies like PayPal, Airbnb and Pinterest, focused on both PayPal and YouTube as...
Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz shares how startups can make their own luck by watching for colossal shifts

Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg

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Using the phrase 'friend zone' doesn't make you a misogynist, but the 'Nice Guys' of OK Cupid often stray into that territorySo, Nice Guys of OK Cupid is no more. Like a whirlwind romance, it arrived in a flash, sparked a few rampant weeks of overheated passion, then vanished in...
Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg
New OKCupid app matches users based on 'words and wits', not body parts

Badoo CEO Swears His Social Network Isn't Just for Boning

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“Push” his “buttons.” (Photo: Badoo) Badoo–which you might recognize from the aggressive New York ad campaign–is a “social meeting site” with 150-plus members. It’s intimately tied up with mobile: You log on and immediately see a list of people in the area you might want to meet, many of them...
Badoo CEO Swears His Social Network Isn't Just for Boning

With OMGPOP Investment, Patience Paid Off

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(This post was originally published on sister blog Venture Capital Dispatch.) By Russ Garland Soon after six-year-old OMGPOP launched its hit game, “Draw Something,” about six weeks ago, newly public gaming company Zynga was knocking on its door. Sabet declined to back the company initially but signed on once it changed...
With OMGPOP Investment, Patience Paid Off
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