Some 12 million Germans are looking online for someone to share their life. They often join dating websites. The industry generates more than 200 million euros in sales every year in Germany.
Facebook's announcement that it would launch a dating app was a big surprise. Yet despite recent privacy issues, the company's millions of single users, special algorithms and deep pockets may still make it a success.
The social network has plans to help unlock its users' hearts and help them find long-term relationships, "not just hookups." CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the optional dating feature was built around privacy concerns.
From a humble beginning in Stanford dorm rooms, Google has emerged as one of the biggest internet successes. But growing competition, overreliance on ad revenues and privacy concerns pose new challenges for the company.
Spotify, Facebook and Apple have all taken down content by Alex Jones, whose InfoWars site has a mass following. While he's previously taken heat for fake news, it was hate speech that landed him in hot water now.
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