Following closely behind Russia is Brazil, with 0.38% of dating app shares, according to Sensortower data cited by e Marketer.

[…] Mamba, the leading online dating company in Russia, has acquired, an online service launched in 2010 by Moscow-based Internet startup investor and incubator Fastlane Ventures.

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Russian business daily Kommersant heard from a source “with knowledge of the project” that Teamo has been valued at “several million US dollars.” Mamba’s general manager Andrey Bronetskiy characterized Teamo as “a […] After recently speaking at i Date Conference 2015 and reviewing the Russian Online Dating market, I had to follow up with a blog on some of the key takeaways some of the attendees were particularly interested to learn.

In addition to providing search data, I assessed a locally dominated market by dissecting and analyzing a few […] Andrey Andreev, the Russian entrepreneur responsible for creating popular social apps such as Badoo, is reviving the dating site Hot or Not in the United States.

The transaction, which took place in December, was confirmed to East-West Digital News by Teamo Managing Director Vladimir Schmidt.

Schmidt said it was a cash transaction, but declined to disclose further financial information.

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The message has […] Matchmaking site has taken full ownership of its main competitor,, gaining undisputed leadership of this market segment in Russia.

The channel had been suffering from low quality and grey routing into mobile network operators across the world for a considerable time, eating into its revenues and earnings.

“Early success is very encouraging and indicative of the great potential to convert grey-route SMS to legitimate traffic, protect subscribers from unwanted SMS and ensure deserved revenue streams for our customers,” explained Hugh Carberry, director of revenue analytics at Anam.

Tele2 initially purchased the Anam firewall in 2014 to manage spam SMS, and the two companies have worked closely since then to tackle SMS fraud on the Tele2 network, including empowering subscribers through the introduction of a user-controlled feature to blacklist message originators.