Noted: Lovosphere & more

David Evans on background checks and doing a deal with the personals sites: “The company that wins must have a rock-solid web-based service, intimate knowledge of the online dating industry and a business model that works, including pricing, marketing and customer service. No one single company has been able to deliver on all three counts.”
Podcasting News: It’s Poddater–Meet dates via MP3.
Hearst Magazine Group forms Digital Media unit: Cosmo gets one step closer to a vibrant online presence, along with scores of other great magazines.