All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘IAC’

Sean Rad Forced Out Of CEO Role At Tinder

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 to the app’s performance have led to his demotion. The news didn’t come in a formal announcement from Tinder or …

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Avengers DVD Release Accompanied By Launch Of Marvel Game Hub

IAC’s Mindspark Interactive Network announced that it has launched Heroic Play, a destination where Avengers fans can play various Marvel games, as well as get Marvel news and view Marvel related messages shared across social media. Heroic Play launched with 15 games with characters from The Avengers and the larger Marvel universe. The company timed the launch to coincide with …

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Ask Parent IAC Acquires DateHookup To Pump Up Revenue

Earlier this week, we reported that has acquired and The About Network. Now, Ask parent IAC has announced another acquisition – DateHookup. IAC has completed the acquisition of the ad-supported dating site for an undisclosed sum. DateHookup generated over $500 million in revenue in 2011. “DateHookup has built a sizable and active community of online singles in the …

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IAC announced that its property has agreed to acquire The About Group from The New York Times for $300 million. The About Group, of course, is the company behind The deal was signed on Sunday. “The acquisition is completely in line with IAC’s M&A strategy of acquiring, at disciplined valuations, companies that are complementary and synergistic with …

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Google, IAC Extend Partnership Through 2016

Procrastination and a fear of commitment apparently didn’t enter the equation when it came to renewing a longstanding search and advertising agreement between Google and IAC.  This morning, IAC announced that the two companies have extended their deal through March of 2016. The original deal wasn’t set to expire until the end of 2012, so the timing of this development …

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CitySearch Launches Daily Deals Aggregator

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). 

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Barry Diller Gives Up Role Of IAC CEO

Less than a month after IAC’s 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, will replace Diller.

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eBay, Facebook, IAC, Yahoo Side With YouTube In Viacom Fight

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.

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