We’re going to file this week’s lunch in under ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same.’ Aside from a dining room full of the usual Wednesdays at Michael’s suspects, comprised of moguls (Barry Diller), media mavens (Bonnie...Show More Summary
Barry Diller told Bloomberg Media Group chairman Andy Lack at Bloomberg’s “The Year Ahead:2014” conference he would fight Aereo if he still ran FOX. “I would sue them and I would try and say something about consumers if I did so,” Diller...Show More Summary
Airbnb is primarily additive. I don’t think it’s stealing much share from urban hotels. I think it’s serving people who didn’t travel because they were scared, or couldn’t afford it, or use it because it’s an antidote to loneliness. A room in someone’s house is not as valuable as a room at the Helmsley. IAC’s […]
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael’s today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. All was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There,...Show More Summary
The IAC chief provided the only hint of drama today at the Library of American Broadcasting’s “Giants of Broadcasting” awards luncheon in NYC. Everyone wondered how Barry Diller — one of today’s 11 honorees — would deal with the fact that he supports Aereo. Show More Summary
Major TV broadcasters on Friday petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo Inc., a streaming-video startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller that they allege is stealing their content and putting their fundamental business model at risk.
The bain of old-school, over-the-air television’s existence, Barry Diller’s Aereo continues its roll today, with news of yet another local court victory, and the upcoming release of an Android app, its first on the open-source platform. Show More Summary
The carnage reportedly leaves Barry Diller's online publication with roughly 65 employees, about what it launched with in 2008. read more
"If you removed the failed experiment to revive 'Newsweek,' the story... is one of excellence," Barry Diller stated. read more
Now that Tina Brown is out at the Daily Beast, reports are that Barry Diller may be interested in selling the Beast, a famously money-losing property. Read more...
IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller is considering selling the Daily Beast following the departure of Tina Brown, who helped start the news website in 2008, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Ms. Brown, who served as the Daily Beast's editor in chief, had explored the idea of a sale with Mr. Show More Summary
Bloomberg News | Politico | New York Daily News | Talking Biz News A “person with knowledge of the matter” says IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller may try to sell The Daily Beast, Sarah Frier reports. BuzzFeed reported yesterday that … Read more
It looks like The Daily Beast is in real trouble. Barry Diller is getting rid of Tina Brown, according to BuzzFeed's Peter Lauria and it's clear the site just doesn't work financially and won't anytime soon: As for the future of The Daily Beast website that Brown edits, no decision has been made. Included among the options IAC is considering...
After a troubled five-year run, founder and editor of the Daily Beast, Tina Brown, is reportedly on her way out at the end of the year. IAC/InterActiveCorp, Barry Diller's parent company that owns Daily Beast, will not be renewing Brown's contract when it expires in January. Show More Summary
Tina Brown is leaving The Daily Beast, the digital news site the famed editor launched in 2008 with backing from IAC and its chairman Barry Diller. Ms. Brown's contract, which expires in January, will not be renewed, and she will step down as editor-in-chief, according to several reports on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Via Peter Lauria at Buzzfeed, Tina Brown and the Daily Beast are parting ways: According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, The Daily Beast parent company IAC, owned by media mogul Barry Diller, does not plan to renew [Tina] Brown’s contract when it expires in January. Show More Summary
Looks like founding editor Tina Brown‘s time at the Barry Diller-owned The Daily Beast is finished. Diller’s IAC will not be renewing the former New Yorker and Vanity Fair editor’s contract in January, say news reports today. A separation settlement is still being negotiated. Show More Summary
Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast, has agreed to leave the Beast's parent company IAC, Peter Lauria of Buzzfeed reports. Lauria's source tells him that Barry Diller, owner of IAC, does not plan to renew Brown's contract when it expires in January. Show More Summary
IAC leader and media industry legend Barry Diller is investing millions in a controversial broadcasting service called Aereo. Should you ride Diller's coattails right now or wait for a better way to enter the market?
Over the weekend Newsweek was sold to IBT Media, thus ending a less-than-prestigious run under the leadership of Barry Diller and Tina Brown. Now, the analysis has started, with a number of reporters diving in to try and figure out what...Show More Summary