Founded by Joel Simkhai, Grindr, arguably the premier dating app for gay men, just celebrated its fourth anniversary with an announcement that it has reached over six million users worldwide.The secret to Grindr’s success: real time interaction in a GPS based environment. Ridiculously easy to use, Grindr allows guys to browse hundreds of profile pics conveniently arranged by distance, and makes meeting for a beer or a one-night stand about as easy as ordering a Frappuccino.
But along with this quasi-mixed message, Blendr has garnered a lot of mixed reviews since its launch in late 2011.
I attended the Netexplo 2012 Forum last week at the UNESCO (in Paris).
It was a great event, honoring ten laureates for some exceptional projects (Pro Publica, Word Lens, Blindspot…).
We also heard from three international speakers, Rishi Khiani (CEO Times Internet, Times of India), Sergio Dávila (Exec Editor at Folha de S.
Marketing firm Jana asked 1,500 18 to 30-year-olds in nine countries, pictured, where they go online when looking for a relationship.