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OkCupid acquired by Match.com for $50 million

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Acquisitions, Startups

IAC on Tuesday announced that its popular dating site, Match.com, has acquired smaller rival OkCupid for $50 million.

In a statement, Greg Blatt, chief executive of IAC, said OkCupid was the "best" and "fastest-growing site" in 2010.

"We know that many people who start out on advertising-based sites ultimately develop an appetite for the broader feature set and more committed community, which subscription sites like Match.com and Chemistry.com offer, creating a true complimentary relationship between our various business models," Blatt said.


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Let This Gadget Find You a Date

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys

Pick-Up Line GeneratorNext time you decide to try to meet a new acquaintance when out on the town, increase your chances with the Pick-Up Line Generator. At a size of 12 x 6 x 2.5 cm, the device fits in your pocket. With 40 random comments, at the push of a button it will utter such lines as, “Do you think I’m cute, or haven’t you had enough to drink?” You will either get a laugh or a slap on the face, but we figure you WILL get noticed. Available for $17.95, the Generator runs on 2 AAA included batteries.

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