Love in the Time of Algorithms
When you come across a brilliant, statuesque beauty queen on Tinder, the hot-or-not style dating app, chances are you’ll swipe to the next candidate thinking she’s a fake profile operated by a creepy Redditor. But New York Mag reports that even award-winning pageant ladies occasionally indulge in the experience of casually rating people based on their looks.
Like any Jewish mother trying to marry off her precious son, Yenta, the Grindr for Jews, is now resorting to the final step–cash bribes. The app’s users were treated to a lovely email greeting yesterday from Yenta CEO Luba Tolkachyov, which said the company will now pay you to go on a date with another Jewish smart phone user.
Yenta will foot the bill of your romantic Jewish lovefest just as long as both of you are registered Yenta members and your food bill doesn’t exceed $100.. You also have to let Ms. Tolkachyov know about your rendezvous seven days in advance, so that the Yenta team can make the proper payment arrangements with your desired dining establishment.
In the wake of Goldman Sachs monster investment in Facebook, shares of New York startup Snap Interactive rose an astonishing 1000%.
The company is capitalizing by raising funds, selling $8.5 million in securities to institutional investors through a private placement.
Snap Interactive is tied to Facebook through AreYouInterested, one of the top dating apps on Read More