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Hi Matthew

I often read your articles online. I think you write very well which is the reason I am contacting you directly. Phillippa Aram launched an iphone app called Would Love 2 on Wednesday.

You may have heard of it. It was on Fox News, Tech Crunch, The Next Web and Veja to name but a few. On Fox News Alabama Would Love 2 was just after a story of Instagram, she was really proud.

The app has seen some awesome numbers in terms of downloads since Wednesday but Phillippa wants to get the real story out. Phillippa is releasing her Android version of the app on Monday morning before her BBC radio interview. You are the first to know.

Unfortunately her app has been instantly compared with bang with friends (the web app). They say she is Europes answer to bang with friends but not as dirty and marketed at a different generation. I have been given the task of getting the true thoughts behind her creation out to the press before valentines day. 

Phillippa wanted to save her friends from heartache, that was the only reason she created the app. The app was to enable her friends to make the first move without fear of risk and rejection. It was never about one night stands, it was always intended to be a tool to enable less confident people to ask that special person out without the normal risk of rejection.

I really hope you can see the value in the writting about the real story, the person behind the app and the real people involved. Phillippa would really like to get some people together for valentines. The app is free to download and is simple to use. I have attached the stories if you are interested. I really hope you are. 

If not, I wish you all the very best and I will continue to read your articles as they are always interesting.


FOX NEWS TV   
http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/studio10/no-rejection-dating-app--tech

TECH CRUNCH 
http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/05/would-love-2/

THE NEXT WEB  
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/02/05/would-love-2-a-less-intimidating-version-of-bang-with-friends/?fromcat=all


Thanks once again

Graeme
Would Love 2 Team
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We watched the Facebook road show so you don't have to. Here's the two-minute abridged version.
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Facebook roadshow is very fine...
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does this mean this is the cap that they can earn from advertising?
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Wow. Way to kill employee morale.
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There's not a startup I'm rooting against more than zendesk. I know it's probably not going to happen, but I hope it crashes and burns under it's own poorly designed weight.
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