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OkCupid Loses Public Trust Over Experiments

July 29, 2014 – Online dating service OkCupid is losing the trust of the public and users over its unapologetic admission that it lied to and experimented on its users. The biggest lie by OkCupid, during its experiments, was telling users that they were highly compatible with bad matches (see our article, “OkCupid Lied to…

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OKcupid Lied to Users during Experiments

OKcupid Lied During Experiments on Users

July 28, 2014 – OkCupid.com is feeling what it is like to be on the receiving end of criticism after the co-founder of the company admitted to lying to users and manipulating data in order to conduct private studies. Christian Rudder, the co-founder of OkCupid, recently wrote a post where he bragged about experimenting on…

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OKcupid’s FireFox Protest Results in CEO Resigning

OKcupid has forced Mozilla FireFox's CEO to resign

April 3, 2014 Online dating service OKcupid is able to claim victory in its fight against FireFox. As we reported on Monday, OKcupid urged users to stop using the popular FireFox browser because the CEO of Mozilla (which owns/runs FireFox) had given money in the past to an anti-gay marriage initiative. Despite distancing himself from…

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OKcupid Urges Users to Reject Firefox

OKcupid is taking on Firefox due to the CEO's past stance on gay rights

March 31, 2014 Online dating service OKcupid is urging its members to reject FireFox and use either Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Opera. The move was made when OKcupid learned that Mozilla’s new CEO (Mozilla owns Firefox), Brendan Eich, has opposed equal rights for gay couples. Users logging into OKCupid via FireFox receive a six paragraph…

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How OKcupid Matches People

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Started by a group of students from Harvard University, OKcupid used blogging, unique surveys, and outside-the-box thinking to grow its free dating service into one of the most used online dating services in the world. Launched in 2004, the path to success wasn’t easy for OKcupid, but it was a rewarding when one of the…

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IAC Acquires Another Online Dating Service – DateHookup.com

(September 1, 2012) IAC, the owners of Match.com and several other online dating services, has added DateHookup.com to its portfolio. IAC made the announcement of the acquisition this week. Lance Barton, the Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for IAC had the following to say about how DateHookup.com fits into IAC’s plans: “DateHookup has built a…

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