A group of 10 current and former Tinder employees are suing the dating app’s parent company, IAC, for $US2 billion. They allege IAC purposely undervalued the startup to devalue early employee options. Tinder was founded as part of an IAC-owned incubator, and conflicts over its ownership structure and its founders’ […]
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, […]
• OkCupid, Tinder, Vimeo, and Investopedia are just a few of the brands in IAC‘s portfolio. • IAC head of executive recruitment Sharfi Farhana has plenty of experience placing CEOs and C-suite execs. • She said a lot has changed in terms of what many companies want from their CEOs. […]
Vimeo CEOAnjali Sud can credit part of her success to the best advice she was given – from her father. Sud’s father encouraged his daughter to leave her comfort zone and enter positions where she is not necessarily experienced. Sud has pushed herself into new experiences by attending prep school, […]
Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud got the job in July because she had a vision for how to differentiate Vimeo from larger video services like YouTube and Netflix. At 34, she’s the youngest CEO of an IAC company. She explained what it was like growing up in Flint, Michigan, and described […]
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 […]
In late September, billionaire and SpaceX...
About.com launched in 1997. It used to be one...
Earlier this week at Business Insider's annual...
Welcome to the IGNITION 2016 Livestream...
Media executive Barry Diller sounded off...
IAC stock price has zoomed up over the...
Match Group, the company that owns popular...
Match Group, the IAC-owned and -controlled...
It looks like a second attempt by IAC to buy...
ESPN CEO John Skipper ripped IAC media mogul...
Match Group, the IAC-owned collection of...
The company plans to list its shares on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MTCH."
As Barry Diller's IAC prepares to spin...
On Tuesday, dating website PlentyOfFish got...
Online dating is going public.
Some analysts estimate several hundreds of thousands of users have signed up to the paid-for TinderPlus service.
Tinder is growing into a monster business.
"There was a naivety there, but that's all history now."
IAC chairman Barry Diller thinks the cable and...
From Hinge to Grindr to Grouper to JSwipe...
IAC, which owns dating properties Match.com, OK...
On Thursday, the Supreme Court is expected to...
Why pay for shows you never watch?
Today was an interesting day for IAC...
A few minutes ago, news broke that IAC's dating...
Tinder, the mobile dating app that's exploded...
Barry Diller will not renew her contract.
The real question is why did IAC do this deal in the first place?
Pretty good deal!
[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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
IAC Dumps ageing DoubleClick for aQuantive’s Atlas Another ad win for Microsoft, another setback for NY’s DoubleClick ClickZ
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 […]
[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 […]
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[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.
Chelsea Clinton has a new gig: She is joining the board of IAC, the company revealed in an SEC filing.
IAC, which owns Match.com, just made a tender offer to buy out publicly-traded Meetic.com, the top dating site in Europe, for 15 euros per share, a 11% premium, the companies announced today.
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.)
[credit provider=”AP”] Who will take over IAC when Barry Diller retires?In early December Diller finally freed IAC from the long time grip of friend, and occasional foe, John Malone.
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 […]
Big shakeup at IAC this morning.
[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?
IAC is giving up on fighting Google with Ask.com.
The Daily Beast will have a print component at some point and is getting closer to breaking even, Barry Diller, chairman of the website’s parent company, IAC, said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday morning.
The Daily Beast has pulled out of talks to combine its operations with Newsweek, Russell Adams of The Wall Street Journal reports.
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 […]
IAC just killed off Bloglines, the feed-reader I’ve been using since 2006.
Here’s a weird wrinkle for you. IAC’s stock is up just about as much as Apple’s year to date, while the rest of the major tech stocks are all flat or down for the year.
Barry Diller says Facebook is going to be a “very very big player in advertising.” Speaking with Fortune, he said his company is spending “every nickel” it can advertising on Facebook, because it’s “that good.”
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:
Talk of Barry Diller dumping Ask.com is being kicked up again. Today, it’s coming from Claire Atkinson at the New York Post.
IAC chief Barry Diller was on Bloomberg TV yesterday talking about whether paid online content will succeed.
Jason Bateman and Will Arnett — the funny dudes from Fox’s old show “Arrested Development,” just launched the first “branded content” commercial from their new production company, DumbDumb. Will it go viral?
UrbanSpoon is launching a new iPad application called RezBook, to challenge industry leader Open Table’s dominance of the online reservation business.
Barry Diller just beat the street. IAC/InterActiveCorp reported a net loss of $18.7 million, or 16 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2010. That’s compared with a net loss of $28.4 million, or 19 cents per share, during the same period last year.
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.”
“We do pay for content on the Daily Beast but,” Daily Beast’s Tina Brown told Charlie Rose last night, “you’re not gonna get rich on what we pay.”Brown was on Rose’s PBS show to push the Beast’s Women in the World Summit, which starts today.
A London tribunal that reviews British antitrust decisions just ordered UK authorities to re-open the merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
WASHINGTON – Former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman’s new studio, Electus, and the distribution arm of Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group said Tuesday that they are teaming up to distribute Electus’ content.
Live Nation executives are getting $6.5 million in bonuses, according to the merged Live Nation-Ticketmaster company’s SEC filing, handed in on Jan. 29.
Here’s a short gossipy story about Aardvark, which threw itself at IAC, but got rebuffed.
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 […]
Under terms accepted by Ticketmaster and Live Nation in their merger, the U.S. Department of Justice required that Ticketmaster sell Paciolan, its ticketing and software services unit, to Comcast’s sports and entertainment firm or “another buyer suitable to the department.”
He may no longer rule the roost at the Peacock, but Ben Silverman will use the keynote at this year’s MIPTV to introduce his new multiplatform venture Electus to the international market, it was announced Thursday.
The Federal Communications Commission just launched an ambitious new project: Study and solve struggles for the future of media.
Yahoo has signed a deal for new original video content with ex-NBC executive Ben Silverman’s IAC startup, Electus.
In her latest column, The Daily Beast‘s Tina Brown gets cozy with Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chairman and chief executive.
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.
Capitol Records is suing Vimeo and its parent Interactive Corp. for copyright infringement, NewTeeVee reports.
Ricky Van Veen is branching out from CollegeHumor — but not entirely.
IAC (IACI) pub The Daily Beast has a new president: Steve Colvin, former CEO for the U.S. arm of Dennis Publishing, The New York Post’s Keith Kelly reports.
Greg Maffei, the President and CEO of Liberty Media on Barry Diller’s Interactive Corp. (IACI):
IAC’s new M&A boss is company vet Shana Fisher.
Barry Diller picked up $27.6 million of Coca-Cola (KO) shares at $54.03 each around October 26th, where he is a director. This comes after buying $20 million of stock at $39.91 back in March, which worked out well.
What’s next for Interactive Corp. (IACI)? More Daily Beast and less Ask.com, says Barry Diller.
Tina Brown’s web experiment, The Daily Beast is already performing well after just a year on the web, with 3.9 million unique visitors. But like any good startup, it wants to get bigger, the FT reports.
After just a year on the web, Tina Brown’s Daily Beast is humming along rather nicely, she tells I Want Media.
Barry Diller is at it again, telling Katie Couric “of course, people will pay for content” on the Web.
The Daily Beast will start publishing short books this winter to fill a gap that’s opening as magazines struggle to stay in business, the New York Times reports.
At Goldman’s Communacopia conference, another high profile CEO is telling the world the free-for-all days of the Internet won’t last forever. Yesterday it was Rupert Murdoch, today it’s Barry Diller.
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