18. January 2016–
ElitePartner fires 15 staff members
After being founded in 2004, Hamburg-based dating platform ElitePartner was sold to the UK-based Oakley Capital for €22 million in 2015. The company also owns the Hamburg-based competitor Parship. Now, however, it became official that ElitePartner is restructuring the company and therefor has to let 15 from it 90 staff members go.
News from DLD
DLD, Burda's digital conference, is currently taking place in Munich. This morning, WhatsApp's CEO Jan Koum announced dropping the messenger's annual $0.99 subscription fee. Instead, the company will focus on commercial services. That includes e.g. costumer support from businesses with their clients.
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