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Facebook is taking on Tinder with own dating platform – 06.08.2018

Facebook is taking on Tinder with own dating platform

 Facebook is testing a new dating feature in its app, laying the ground for an enormous challenge for apps like Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble.

The format of the dating feature appears to be similar to other apps like Tinder, although it isn’t clear whether it will include a swipe interaction to indicate whether users like each others’ profiles.

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* Because of Facebook’s existing user-base, the feature could see it immediately challenge existing dating apps. Given that Facebook’s audience predominantly lies with the older generations, it will be interesting to see whether the introduction of this feature will affect apps such as Bumble and Tinder which are more popular with the younger population.*

  

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Tito’s AI-enabled chatbot walks spirits enthusiasts through craft cocktail recipes 

Barkeep allows home bartenders to mix their drinks in real time. Working with an AI-powered bartender, home mixers interact with the Barkeep chatbot from within Facebook Messenger, through which the bot offers trending and seasonally relevant cocktails tailored to each user’s tastes.

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* Tito is tapping into the insight, identified by recent studies, that shows that millennials are drinking at home more often than going out. This is a great way of allowing users to recreate these bar-standard cocktails but within the comfort of their own homes.*

 

 

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SuperAwesome wants to protect children’s streaming data

The kidtech start-up is launching an alternative to YouTube’s embedded video player. Alongside providing child-safe tools, the company’s new video player is aimed at publishers of children’s content as a way to safeguard their young audience’s online data. Users would be able to embed videos using SuperAwesome’s new tool – which captures no data – instead of YouTube.

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* One of the most pressing questions in the technology world is centred around GDPR, and in particular, how it will affect children and their online privacy. This is likely to be the first of many apps aimed at resolving and providing a solution to this issue.*

 

 

 

 

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