Saturday, May 27, 2017

eHarmony boss says UK politician may cause ‘dramatic decrease’ in Britons looking for love ???


http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/809745/jeremy-corbyn-theresa-may-election-eharmony

eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site. The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017). 

eHarmony is NOT scientifically proven!  No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships (and very low divorce rates) than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.  



Please see also: 
 AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html


article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html


PAPER: "Speeding up Memory-based Collaborative Filtering with Landmarks"



[PDF] Speeding up Memory-based Collaborative Filtering with Landmarks


Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html


Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity.

In case you did not notice, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five model to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old. 


Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.


The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo
!!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI


The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017) 


https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/26/soulmates-ai-launches-to-help-brands-find-compatible-influencers-using-ai/

"The Ayzenburg Group has launched its new AI-powered platform, Soulmates.ai,............ The fascinating thing? It is being developed in conjunction with Dr. J. Galen Buckwalter Ph.D., the former vice president of research and development of Eharmony.com.

In short, the solution is attempting to match your brand with suitable influencers using multiple signs of compatibility."


THEY ARE ALL INTOXICATED WITH BIG DATA ANALYSIS.

Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)

Please see also:
AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html


Meet the French entrepreneur bringing romance back to online dating

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/meet-french-entrepreneur-bringing-romance-back-online-dating/entrepreneurs/article/1434824


Is that a joke?


Happn in emergency. Plans to reboot next Q2 2017 if it can!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/happn-in-emergency-plans-to-reboot-next.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/stupid-investors-french-social.html


Happn wants to be acquired by Badoo or other company?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/happn-wants-to-be-acquired-by-badoo-or.html

USA FTC article: How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?




https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/how-fast-will-identity-thieves-use-stolen-info
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_events/987523/ftc-leakeddataresearch-slides.pdf
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2017/05/planning-future-conference-about-identity-theft
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0009-computer-security

Nobody cares about AFF hacking incident, Management not interested at all.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/11/nobody-cares-about-aff-hacking-incident.html

AshleyMadison sinking ship?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ashleymadison-sinking-ship.html

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  Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html

For EliteSingles CEO To Speak At iDate June 2017 Mobile Dating Conference

http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2017/05/elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate-mobile-dating-conference-.html

CEO of Affinitas ("EliteSingles") will be interviewed by Mark Brooks on the merger with Spark Networks during the Internet dating conference. The event is taking place on June 1-2, 2017 at the Sportsmen's Lodge Events Center in Studio City, CA. They will discuss the recent announcement that the company is to merge with Spark Networks, to create one of the world's largest online dating providers.





Please Mr. Brooks: Do Notice all this information if you are going to "interview" the CEO.
"interview" == if you are in the payroll and will receive a big envelope with money.

Affinitas GmbH. & Spark Networks Talks Merger Deal & Future Growth Strategy In Exclusive GDI Interview
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-spark-networks-talks.html
 

What I had understood: 
  •     They will run the companies separately, as if there were no intention to merge.
  •     They can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry.
  •     No mention to eHarmony, biggest enemy of EliteSingles / eDarling sites.
For 2017, Affinitas GmbH. approached Spark Networks (LOV) for a merger
"Affinitas GmbH's revenue is USD 86 Million LTM, with USD 8 Million EBITDA." ? Unaudited.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbhs-revenue-is-usd-86.html
 

Spark Networks (LOV) and EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) to Merge, Creating a Global Leader in Online Dating ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/spark-networks-lov-and-elitesingles.html

Match Group is 10 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge.
eHarmony is is 2 or 3 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge.

EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones.
eHarmony has about 750,000 paid subscribers and 10 million active users, which has been steady for the past five years.  eHarmony's sites are 3 times bigger in active users and revenue than EliteSingles's sites.
And worse, Affinitas GmbH. can not beat and will never beat eHarmony Inc. in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and United States.

eHarmony is a 16+ years old obsolete site. The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017) 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-2015-financials.html
 

eHarmony refused to acquire the whole of Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling and others) last May 2012. There is a WAR between eHarmony Inc. and Affinitas GmbH. (EliteSingles / eDarling sites, copycats of eHarmony)
http://theheureka.com/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony
http://theheureka.com/samwer-brothers-edarling-talk-of-failed-exit-completely-wrong
http://www.gruenderszene.de/news/edarling-eharmony-rueckkauf

 
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.uk
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ie
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.au
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.nz
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.ca
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.co.za
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.com.mx
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.elitesingles.cl
And please see also: 
EliteSingles USA compared to tallest 2 active USA NBA players 221 cm (7 ft 3 in).
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/elitesingles-usa-compared-to-tallest-2.html 

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/if-elitesingles-affinitas-gmbh-creates.html

7ft 7in British actor; the UK's tallest man, dies of heart failure, aged 36 / Please compare with EliteSingles UK and USA
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/7ft-7in-british-actor-uks-tallest-man.html
 

Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/05/suggested-usa-ftc-investigate-several.html

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Badoo built its own big-data analytics platform




It is said Badoo is in the spyware business and backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder.

Articles about Badoo redesign.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/articles-about-badoo-redesign.html

BI article: The reclusive CEO of dating app Badoo on his app's redesign
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/bi-article-reclusive-ceo-of-dating-app.html


Please see also:

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
article: Secret of eHarmony algorithm is ignoring wishes of picky daters
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/article-secret-of-eharmony-algorithm-is.html
Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html


The Match team is working on artificial intelligence (AI) and its matching algorithms (since 2011). ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/the-match-team-is-working-on-artificial.html

Another HOAX: Dating app uses machine learning to find your most compatible partner
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/another-hoax-dating-app-uses-machine.html


ZOOSK SmartPick (formerly known as Zoosk's Scientific Matchmaking Service (ZSMS) )
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/zoosk-smartpick-formerly-known-as.html
is only a Behavioural Recommender System like Synapse from Match or UltraMatch from PlentyOfFish (POF) and Behavioural Recommender Systems CAN NOT outperform compatibility matching engines based on personality similarity.


High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.


The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo