Markets

IAC is laying off a third of Investopedia staff

Investopedia plans to lay off about a third of its staff, according to a state regulatory filing. The site is owned by InterActive Corp, the brand behind Tinder, The Daily Beast, and more. Follow IAC’s stock price in real-time here. InterActiveCorp– the holding company behind OKCupid, Vimeo, The Daily Beast, […]
IAC is laying off a third of Investopedia staff
Strategy

Media mogul Barry Diller has a nontraditional approach to finding execs — and Vimeo’s 34-year-old CEO is a great example of how it can work

Vimeo CEOAnjali Sud, 34, took the job in July 2017, after being promoted internally. Vimeo is part of conglomerate IAC, chaired by influential media mogul Barry Diller. Diller has instilled in IAC his philosophy of developing young leadership instead of hiring outsider veterans to head his biggest projects. This post […]
Media mogul Barry Diller has a nontraditional approach to finding execs  —  and Vimeo’s 34-year-old CEO is a great example of how it can work
Tech

Newsweek’s Print Shutdown Cost $7 Million

[credit provider=”@newsweek” url=”https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/282863173277720577/photo/1″] IAC just announced its fourth-quarter earnings.Among the New York-based Internet conglomerate’s holdings, which include Ask.com, Match.com, and About.com, are a controlling stake in Newsweek Daily Beast, a publishing company which operates a magazine and online news website.
Newsweek’s Print Shutdown Cost $7 Million
Tech

MySpace Exec: Advertising Just Fine, Thanks

Among the tidbits coming out of OMMA’s behavioural Targeting confab: Another MySpace exec says that contrary to public belief, ad rates are strong, and users aren’t chafing under a constant assault of commercial messages. MediaPost’s blogger was sceptical of Fox Interactive Media VP Arnie Gullov-Singh’s claims, but News Corp.’s Q4 […]
Tech

Barry Diller, John Malone Actually Going To Court

The IAC/Liberty Media fight will indeed find its way into the judicial system . The two sides are scheduled to face off in a Wilmington, Delaware, courtroom today. Which means poor Michelle Gershberg of Reuters actually has to go to Wilmington, Delaware and file this pre-fight analysis.
Barry Diller, John Malone Actually Going To Court
Tech

Thrillist Embraces The Web, Takes Aim At Citysearch-Types

Big changes in the works for Thrillist: Gone is the starkly, minimalist Web site with nothing but a simple form to subscribe to its Dailycandy-for-dudes email newsletter (as almost 500,000 people have done). The company has now made all of its old content available on the Web, creating an out-of-the-box […]
Thrillist Embraces The Web, Takes Aim At Citysearch-Types
Tech

Will Barry Diller’s Ticketmaster Problem Get Worse?

Bashing IAC’s Ticketmaster is a grand tradition that dates back to the grunge era. Now the surcharge-happy ticketing service is getting much of the blame for IAC’s lousy second quarter; Ticketmaster saw revenue drop 5% and operating profit drop 24%. It might get worse down the line, says blogger Benjamin […]
Tech

Match.com Launches “matchMobile”

Nothing revolutionary: Just a text message whenever another Match.com user emails or winks at you, along with the ability to email users and search for “matches” right from your phone (for $5 extra per month)  Not like those cool-but-spooky new services from companies like MeetMoi that let you search for […]
Tech

IAC, Liberty In Pre-Trial Truce (IACI)

IAC’s Barry Diller and Liberty Media’s John Malone have called a truce — or at least their lawyers have — ahead of a trial next month for IAC’s proposed break-up.
Tech

Ask Makeover: Looks Nice, Won’t Help.

Ask has launched a major new interface, reviewed in detail here by John Battelle.  The company has also launched a mystifying new ad campaign–“The Algorithm Killed Jeeves”–that is apparently directed at an audience that doesn’t include anyone we know. 
Tech

Breakfast Reading

IAC Dumps ageing DoubleClick for aQuantive’s Atlas  Another ad win for Microsoft, another setback for NY’s DoubleClick ClickZ
Tech

How’s IAC’s Ask Doing? Not Well. Forecast Bad, Too.

Soon after Barry Diller bought Ask Jeeves, he noted what would happen if the company could just increase its then 6% share of the search market by a few percentage points.  This was an enticing concept. Alas, despite two years of rebranding, renaming, redesign, and a couple of gigantic (and […]
Tech

This Site Was Supposed To Store Your Memories, But Now It’s Going Under

[credit provider=”flickr: SAN_DRINO” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/san_drino/1454922072/”] Before most even knew about InterActiveCorp’s social network Proust.com, the memory site announced that it will shut down at the end of January and urged current users to export their memories.I got a preview of the product back in July. It looked good, but the idea […]
This Site Was Supposed To Store Your Memories, But Now It’s Going Under
Tech

Why Chelsea Clinton Is A Great Choice For IAC’s Board

[credit provider=”mistydawnphoto / Shutterstock.com” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-146683p1.html?cr=00&pl=edit-00″] I’ve been hearing a lot of grumbling about Chelsea Clinton getting tapped by Barry Diller to join the board of IAC/InterActiveCorp.Some of this reflects a healthy democratic scepticism. We should be concerned that so much comes so easily to the well-connected in our society.
Why Chelsea Clinton Is A Great Choice For IAC’s Board
Markets

The 11 Greatest IPOs Of All Time

There’s a new obsession with IPOs, but will we ever see another eBay, Cisco or Amazon?We’ve looked at large companies whose market caps grew 1000% the fastest. (As measured by their market cap after their first quarter as a public company.)
The 11 Greatest IPOs Of All Time
Tech

$500 Million Dating Site Meetic Can’t Find Buyer

Meetic is the number one dating site in Europe, publicly traded with revenues close to $200 million and a market cap of $500 million. Marc Simoncini, the Founder and CEO, had put the company up for sale a few months ago with a price tag above $670 million. One of […]
$500 Million Dating Site Meetic Can’t Find Buyer
Tech

Will IAC Buy Mahalo Now That It’s Ditching Search For Q&A?

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jason_Calacanis.jpg”] IAC is ditching most of its Ask.com search engine efforts, and will “focus its resources on developing its online question-and-answer service,” Bloomberg reports.Will IAC buy Jason Calacanis‘s Mahalo to speed up the development?
Will IAC Buy Mahalo Now That It’s Ditching Search For Q&A?
News

WWD: Barry Diller Salivating Over Newsweek’s Web Traffic?

Women’s Wear Daily today wonders why Barry Diller would be interested in merging his Daily Beast, which launched without a business plan and was never expected to be profitable in its first few years, with Newsweek, which loses lots of money — especially since Diller is a digital guy whose […]
WWD: Barry Diller Salivating Over Newsweek’s Web Traffic?
Tech

Ask.com To Reveal New Q&A Product July 29th

IAC’s also-ran search engine Ask.com will reveal a new Q&A product July 29th, a spokesperson tells us. The product will feature “a little bit search and a little bit social.”From this spokesperson’s email:
Ask.com To Reveal New Q&A Product July 29th
News

30 Rock Brings Back Ben Silverman

Former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman made a return to his old stomping grounds on 30 Rock last night — in the form as a fake executive producer of a Will Ferrell vehicle called “Bitch Hunter.”
30 Rock Brings Back Ben Silverman
News

Ezra Kucharz Leaves FiLife.com For CBS

Ezra Kucharz, president and general manager of FiLife is leaving the IAC-Dow Jones-owned personal finance site to be president of CBS Local Digital Media. Kucharz will be in charge of the local media strategy for CBS’s digital assets and operations at 29 television stations and 36 talk and news radio […]
Ezra Kucharz Leaves FiLife.com For CBS
Tech

“Pooping On Someone’s Birthday Cake”

This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. We’re reprinting, because he asks to “reblog, or honk, if you agree.” Zach Klein is a co-founder of Vimeo, now at Boxee.
“Pooping On Someone’s Birthday Cake”
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