IAC owns almost 50 tailored dating sites for anyone from pet lovers to Italians to senior citizens.
The Match Group says the deal is subject to approval from the federal industry minister and is expected to close early in the fourth quarter.
Canadian company Plenty Of Fish continues to reel in big numbers with the online dating site now surpassing 100 million users. In a news release on its website, Match Group CEO Sam Yagan says it was attracted to Plenty Of Fish’s consistent growth and it plans to integrate the Canadian company’s mobile app into its existing family of digital and online dating services.
TORONTO — Online dating website Plenty of Fish has coughed up $48,000 for allegedly violating the country’s anti-spam legislation, according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The fine stems from an alleged violation that happened between July 1 and Oct. The company is accused by the CRTC of sending emails to users with “an unsubscribe mechanism that was not clearly and prominently set out, and which could not be readily performed, as required by the legislation.”“This case is an important reminder to businesses that they need to review their unsubscribe mechanisms to ensure they are clearly and prominently set out and can be readily performed,” said , the CRTC’s Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer.
quality=60&strip=all&w=620" /TORONTO — The Match Group, the New York-based company that owns Match.com, Ok Cupid and Tinder, says it has purchased Vancouver-based dating website Plenty Of Fish for US$575 million in cash.
Plenty Of Fish has steadily lured in people seeking everything from no-strings attached hookups to marriage since CEO and founder Markus Frind launched the company from his Vancouver apartment in 2003.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. Also, while it is not unusual for men in the professions to date women with less glamourous occupations (i.e., cashier or hairdresser) I have yet to see a female doctor or lawyer marry a welder or plumber. Still, there's plenty of nice girls around but you gotta deal with alot of big, smelly feet before the Glass Slipper fits Cinderella. I do think Montreal women are BEAUTIFUL..I haven't met too many friendly ones unless they work in a retail shop or a restaurant.
An international magazine has published the fact that Montreal women are beautiful without attitude. Not that it's not true but do the guys who are having a hard enough time getting dates really need more competition? The friendlier ones I've met are the ones that are anglophone...
By 2008, Frind had 15 million users, million in revenue and doubled his workforce — to two.
In March of this year, Plenty Of Fish surpassed 100 million users and employed more than 70 people at its downtown Vancouver office.
Implied consent — when a company assumes you have given consent by providing your email address when making a purchase, for example — is no longer good enough.