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Sean Rad Forced Out Of CEO Role At Tinder

Sean Rad Forced Out Of CEO Role At Tinder

By Chris Crum November 4, 2014

Tinder CEO Sean Rad has been forced out of the role, but will be staying with the company in the capacity of President and board member. Rad founded the company behind the hottest dating app out there, but events unrelated …

CitySearch Launches Daily Deals Aggregator
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Taking advantage of all the buzz about daily deals, CitySearch has taken it upon itself to provide a convenient way for user to check out available deals from one spot (an iPhone or Android app). 

Barry Diller Gives Up Role Of IAC CEO

Less than a month after IAC’s Ask.com announced its decision to stop competing in the search market, another major change is taking place as Barry Diller gives up the title "CEO of IAC."   Gregg Blatt, who previously served as CEO of Match.com, will replace Diller.

eBay, Facebook, IAC, Yahoo Side With YouTube In Viacom Fight
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Earlier this month, Viacom’s supporters came out in force, formally taking the corporation’s side in its legal dispute with YouTube.  Now eBay, Facebook, IAC, and Yahoo have acted to sort of balance the situation, stepping forward to ally themselves with YouTube.

Ask Introduces New Deal Feature
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Ask.com has added a new feature to its search engine homepage designed to help online shoppers find the best deals on the Web.

The IAC owned property has introduced "Ask Deals," a proprietary database of more than 1 million savings offers from national and local retailers across hundreds of product categories.

The Ask homepage now features a new tab labeled "Deals" for users who only want to view the best offers online. The Ask Deals database is continuously updated to provide users with the most current savings offers.

IAC Taps Silverman For New Media Venture

Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, is leaving the company in the fall to start a new venture with Barry Diller’s media and Internet company, IAC.

NBC has named Jeff Gaspin, chief operating officer of Universal Television Group, as chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment.

Harvard Professor Claims Google Conversions Inflated
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Benjamin Edelman,  assistant professor at Harvard Business School, claims Google and partners are inflating PPC conversion rates and increasing advertiser cost via four specific channels, including Google’s own Chrome browser.

Google makes money by charging advertisers every time a user clicks on a Google advertisement, but in the instances described and documented by Edelman, he makes it appear Google and partners are colluding to intercept traffic to websites that would be navigated directly (and for free) rather than by searching.

Publishers Collaborate on New Microsoft Advertising Offering
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Today Microsoft announced the creation of the Publisher Leadership Council, a group of Web publishers who will consult on the development of Microsoft PubCenter, its next-generation advertising platform for digital media publishers.

Liberty Media Unloading IAC Shares At Rapid Pace
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Liberty Media – and/or its chairman, John Malone – may not have a lot of faith left in Ask.com and other IAC properties.  It seems that Liberty Media has selling the company’s stock left and right, unloading 193,100 shares in the last week alone.

Scattered IAC Financial Results Earn Applause

Ask may have lost the interest of a lot of people in the search industry, but its parent company, IAC, is still catching investors’ eyes.  IAC’s third quarter results – the first it’s published since spinning off some businesses – represent a curious mixture of ups and downs.

IAC Guides People To Life123.com
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Self-service how-to guide and information sites became a little more of a crowded field as IAC launched its collected content site, Life123.com.

Big Money Visitors May Boost IAC Ads

An ad network across the various properties operated by IAC sets its sights on advertisers willing to pay well to reach affluent consumers.

Citysearch Accused Of Encouraging Click Fraud
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IAC’s Citysearch.com picked up a lawsuit accusing it of ignoring and even helping to generate illicit clicks on ads placed on the local search site.

Diller Defends Denying Liberty Media Proposals
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When John Malone came calling about possible asset swaps between Liberty Media and IAC, Barry Diller turned them down for not providing good value to IAC investors.

Diller, Malone Open Court Battle Over IAC
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IAC’s Barry Diller and Liberty Media’s John Malone agreed upon a spinoff plan for IAC businesses, but a little something in the fine print turned the plan into a court fight.

Diller Facing Ouster From IAC

Ask.com parent company IAC faces a shakeup in the boardroom if Liberty Media’s John Malone succeeds in shoving Barry Diller out of the IAC chairman position.

Ticketmaster Obtains TicketsNow
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Late last week, IAC’s Ticketmaster completed its acquisition of a software provider called Paciolan.  Today, Ticketmaster is on the move again with a $265 million deal to buy TicketsNow.