NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snap Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP" or the "Company") (OTCQB: STVI), a leading online dating site developer and owner of AYI.com, today announced highlights of key operating metrics from the first quarter of 2014.
* New subscription transactions increased 44% in Q1 2014 vs Q1 2013;
* New subscription transactions increased 30% in Q1 2014 vs Q4 2013;
* Active subscriber count has increased 16% YTD in 2014; and
* AYI.com active subscriber count at the end March of 2014 was approximately 90,000 subscribers, the highest count since March 2013.
SNAP's Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Lerner, commented, "The first quarter of 2014 was AYI.com's strongest quarter in terms of growth in active subscribers in quite a long time. We are proud of our 16% growth in our active subscriber base during the quarter. We've been able to grow our subscriber count since December 2013 and look forward to continuing to increase the number of our active subscribers."
Mr. Lerner continued, "We've come a long way in improving our flagship AYI.com service in the last year. We made a commitment to refining our application development process, and investing in big-data technology, and those investments are paying off, as demonstrated by the 44% increase in new subscription transactions in Q1 2014 as compared to Q1 2013. Our world-class testing framework enables us to run dozens of weekly experiments to optimize our customer experience. Furthermore, we believe AYI.com is poised for continued growth, with a differentiated feature-set that leverages 10 billion social data points connecting users through friends and interests."
SNAP's Chief Operating Officer Alex Harrington added, "We are excited about the gains in active subscribers, which demonstrate that SNAP's business is performing exceptionally well. What's particularly exciting is that ongoing subscription revenue from these subscribers is yet to be recognized, and we expect to see the impact of this growth in the upcoming months."
About Snap Interactive, Inc.
Snap Interactive, Inc. develops, owns and operates a social dating application for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP's flagship brand, AYI.com is one of the largest social and mobile dating applications on the Internet and offers a completely integrated Facebook, iPhone, Android and Web dating application. AYI.com's mission is to improve the online dating experience of meeting new people by integrating a user's friends and interests to enable more meaningful connections. For more information on SNAP, please visit http://www.snap-interactive.com/, its online dating blog at http://www.ayi.com/dating-blog, on Facebook at facebook.com/SnapInteractiveInc and on Twitter at @SNAPInteractive.
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