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Forget sex: Badoo plans to win America with Spanish

You can’t mention Badoo, which claims to be the world’s fourth-largest social network, without mentioning sex. It became notorious this time last year for using controversial tactics to build a “social dating service” that many saw as a way for the wayward, sex-crazed hordes to find illicit liaisons.

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Updated: Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hot or Not?

Maybe even dating sites deserve to find a special someone at one point in their lives… it looks like Badoo, the UK-based dating site, has joined forces with U.S. rival Hot or Not, with Badoo inking a white-label deal to power the smaller site.

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“The Badoo Project” Launches With New York’s Biggest Ever Photoshoot

NEW YORK, NY, Mar 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Badoo, the world’s largest social network for meeting new people, is looking for 1,000 New Yorkers to be part of the largest photoshoot the city has ever seen.

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Michael Geer, founding member of Badoo to keynote at the iDate Mobile Dating Industry Conference on June 20-22, 2012 in LA

WEBWIRE – Wednesday, February 08, 2012 New York, NY–Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Michael Geer, founding member of Badoo.com will keynote the Mobile Dating Industry Conference . The event takes place on June 20-22, 2012 in Los Angeles at the SLS Hotel.

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Dating website Badoo is on the rise; will it eclipse Facebook?

Badoo, a dating website based in London’s Silicon Roundabout, has 400 employees, and has reached 130 million users in 180 countries, which brings it into the top four social networks in the world. It brings in $100 million a year, according to TechCrunch. Badoo’s London site is owned by Andrey Andreev, a Russian entrepeneur. But is it just Facebook for sex? It’s meant to be a place to “chat, flirt, socialise and have fun”, but, according to The Huffington Post, a third of the site’s million British users admit to using it to find – well, sexual partners. It has 125,000 new users a day, and over seven billion monthly page views.

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How Badoo Got 130 Million People Meeting Each Other and $100M In Revenue

Badoo, the online network for meeting new people recently reached 130 million registered users and now brings in $100 million a year. Based out of London’s Silicon Roundabout, Badoo would be the 4th biggest social network if it was just a social network. But Badoo adapts to the local needs of its international user base. In the UK it’s used for casual dating, in the Czech Republic it’s a marriage site, and in Indonesia burqa-clad women find self-expression on the site. To give us insight into how Badoo reached its stellar revenues, built its user base, and succeeded in Europe, we brought Chief Marketing Officer Jessica Powell in to talk to us on TechCrunch TV. Watch as she tells us how 50% of the conversations on Badoo now lead to an offline meetup.

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Cheating partners panic as dating site details go public

Badoo.com, which encourages users to ‘chat, flirt, meet up and have fun,’ has a ‘See who you know’ online search that will let people find out which of their email contacts has signed up.

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35% ‘unhappy with social lives’

More than a third of people in London (35%) are unhappy about their social lives with nearly one in four (24%) saying money worries keep them at home on Saturday nights, according to a poll.

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Badoo has 130m users

Russian owned and London-based, Badoo is available in 35 languages in 180 countries on the web, and also as an iPhone, Android, Facebook and Blackberry app.

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Social Taboo of Meeting Online Now Firmly Broken

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The stigma attached to meeting people online has become a thing of the past according to new research just released from Badoo.com, the world’s fastest growing social network for meeting new people.

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