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That Plan for a Floating Park on the Hudson River? It’s Dead

Media mogul Barry Diller has withdrawn his support after years of litigation that tied up Pier55, effectively killing the project.

Billionaire Barry Diller Abandons Dream Of Levitating Park On The Hudson

Billionaire Barry Diller has abandoned his controversial proposal for a $250 million floating park/performance venue in the Hudson River near 14th Street. [ more › ]

Diller pulls plans for Pier55

Media mogul Barry Diller has scrapped plans for a green space and amphitheater along Hudson River Park after years of court battles. Diller told The New York Times that he decided to drop plans for... To view the full story, click the title link.

Barry Diller Gives Up On His $250 Million Performance Center In The Hudson River

"After years of toe-to-toe battling with a small band of critics and a fellow billionaire, Barry Diller said Wednesday that he was pulling the plug on his family's commitment to build and operate a $250 million performance center on an undulating pier 186 feet off the Hudson River shoreline. It was a fizzling end to […]

Barry Diller’s $250M Floating Island In The Hudson Is Sunk

Pier 55, the performance space planned on for a floating man-made island in the Hudson River south of Midtown, was declared dead Wednesday by its chief underwriters, IAC chief Barry Diller and his wife, the clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg. Show More Summary

Billionaire Diller’s Plan for Elaborate Pier in the Hudson Is Dead

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

After six years and numerous lawsuits, and with the cost now estimated at $250 million, Barry Diller said it was “no longer viable for us to proceed.”

Expedia confirms CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's job offer from Uber

DETROIT (AP) — Expedia is confirming that CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Cause-Row-SHA-hee) has been offered the top job at ride-hailing company Uber. Barry Diller, board chairman of the travel booking site, said in a note to employees Monday...Show More Summary

Expedia Chairman believes Dara Khosrowshahi intends to take Uber job

Although Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has yet to officially accept the chief executive officer position at Uber, Expedia Chairman Barry Diller believes “it is his intention to accept,” according to an SEC filing. Just yesterday, it came out that Uber offered the CEO job to Khosrowshahi. Show More Summary

The first thing Travis Kalanick did after leaving Uber was sail to Tahiti on a yacht

Travis Kalanick took a glamorous vacation in the wake of his departure from Uber. After resigning last month, the former Uber CEO sailed to Tahiti on a yacht owned by IAC chairman Barry Diller, according to Recode's Kara Swisher. Kalanick...Show More Summary

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Retreat: ‘Opioid Epidemic,’ Barry Diller, Bill Gates Take Center Stage

Another day at Sun Valley and another round a panel discussions, with attention this year paid on this country’s growing opioid epidemic — i.e. overdoses, prescription drug dependency driven by over-prescriptions of drugs such as pain meds. Show More Summary

Vimeo Gives Up On The Subscription Video Idea

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The video streamer, which is owned by Barry Diller's IAC, announced last November that it planned to spend "tens of millions" to build out a competitor of Netflix, Hulu and the newly launched YouTube Red.... The company already has a subscription business in which it sells professional tools to its more than 750,000 creators" […]

Diller's Vimeo scraps plans to create Netflix-like service

Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp is abandoning plans to create an on-demand video service that would have competed for eyeballs with Netflix Inc., Hulu and HBO. The service intended to... To view the full story, click the title li...

Two Billionaires Battle Over Proposed Performance Space Floating In Hudson River

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Barry Diller - backed by pretty much every politician with jurisdiction over the spot - wants to replace, at his own expense, a crumbling pier at 13th St. in Manhattan with "an undulating platform featuring pathways, lush lawns and three venues for dance, theater and musical performances." Real-estate mogul Douglas Durst is leading the (seemingly […]

Hollywood-Backed Aviation Venture Blade Launches Flight Service To Coachella

Those headed from Hollywood to Coachella this week bracing for hours of traffic, might be interested in a pricier alternative. Blade, the digitally powered aviation company backed by media execs including Barry Diller, Eric Schmidt,Show More Summary

A setback for Diller's Pier55

Barry Diller's 2.7-acre Pier55 project along the Hudson River was dealt a legal blow Thursday. A judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to consider the $200 million site a protected fish... To view the full story, click the title link.

Lessons on Innovating the Movie Industry from an Old School Hollywood Exec

At CES, Barry Diller said “movie companies rarely make a lot of money.” So now what? Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Barry Diller: Advertisers, embrace Netflix world

Advertisers can thrive in Netflix world, if they adapt, says media exec Barry Diller        

Barry Diller thinks the Netflix model will win, and free TV is doomed (NFLX)

Media mogul Barry Diller thinks the future belongs to companies like Netflix, and that ad-supported television is going to crash. “This is thought to be the best year for content, and most of that content is not on linear televisionShow More Summary

MediaLink’s Michael Kassan And IAC’s Barry Diller Take Center Stage At CES

9 months agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

The next iteration of CES will commence on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gathering where several hundred thousand technology-inclined individuals will oooo and ahhh over the latest advances in things that would make Jules...Show More Summary

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