Showing posts from May, 2019

Facebook Launches Their Dating Functionality

Facebook Dating has launched in Colombia today, providing singles with a new data-driven way to meet a partner. The platform avoids swiping, and limits users to showing interest 100 times per day. Dating profiles are separate from main profiles, as expected, but the dating functionality is housed within the main Facebook app. *** ****** ************* *** On opt-in, singles can build a profile with up to 12 images. They can answer up to 20 questions about themselves, OKC-style, and add in details like religion, workplace and gender identity. A search function helps to filter results by religion, age, height, and whether or not individuals have children. Users can also specify a maximum distance, which is set at 100km by default. It is also possible to ‘unlock’ specific events and groups and see Facebook Dating users who have done the same. This feature helps people to connect around shared interests, and may be a uniquely powerful offering in the space given Facebook’s data o

Avengers: Endgame Obliterates Records With $1.2 Billion Global Debut

It’s truly the Avengers’ world. The opening weekend of “Avengers: Endgame” demolished box office records with a stunning $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. Disney-Marvel’s fourth and final Avengers superhero movie has captivated moviegoers, accounting for more than four of every five tickets sold domestically. “Avengers: Endgame” topped the year-old “Avengers: Infinity War” records by nearly $100 million domestically and a jaw-dropping $560 million worldwide. China generated an astounding $329 million over its five-day launch weekend. The film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, has a star-studded cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin. “Avengers: Endgame” is the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which launched in 2008 with “Iron Man.” Those films have now eclipsed $19 billion in