Vimeo, the video-streaming site owned by billionaire Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp, is allocating $10 million to a fund to persuade filmmakers to sell their content through its on-demand... To view the full story, click the title link.
Dinesh Moorjani, the mind behind the early stage technology incubator that launched Tinder, is leaving the startup world behind. Moorjani, whose long history in mobile tech includes a stint as an SVP at Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp before...Show More Summary
Aereo, the streaming TV startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has apologized for a brief service outage tonight. The outage only lasted about an hour, but was especially unfortunate because it coincided with the Golden Globes.
Aereo, a streaming TV startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has been embroiled in a legal battle with network broadcasters for the better part of this year. But the case has finally reached the home stretch, as the supreme court...Show More Summary
Streaming TV startup Aereo generated quite a few headlines last year. Backed by Barry Diller and IAC, the controversial young company has become entangled in a lengthy and expensive legal battle with the major network broadcasters who want to see it shut down -- a battle that's now headed to the Supreme Court.
"There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally," the company stated. Barry Diller's IAC has parted ways with communications officer Justine Sacco after a widely ridiculed tweet was posted on her Twitter account on Friday. Show More Summary
A communications executive for media mogul Barry Diller went from relative obscurity to global pariah after writing on Twitter, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" Justine Sacco, an exec at Diller's IAC, posted the tweet and boarded a flight from London to Africa. Show More Summary
After two days as the target of international anger, Justine Sacco, the former communications executive for Barry Diller's IAC, has broken her silence to apologize for the offensive Twitter joke that cost her her job.
UPDATED: IAC has removed Justine Sacco from its website and her Twitter account has been deleted. Editor's note: Justine Sacco is no longer with IAC. Read the story here. The original post is below. Barry Diller's IAC has issued a statement...Show More Summary
A communications executive for media mogul Barry Diller went from relative obscurity to global pariah after an insensitive tweet about AIDS and Africa went viral.
Yesterday, professional public relations person Justine Sacco, a NY-based PR chief at IAC, caused waves of outrage on social media after she made the above tweet about AIDS and Africa. Sacco was en route to Africa when her tweet blew up, sparking a hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet. Show More Summary
Barry Diller‘s IAC has issued a statement in response to a tweet by its chief communications director that has sparked a firestorm on social media. Justice Sacco, who describes herself on her Twitter account as “troublemaker on the side” sent the tweet below Friday while on a flight to Africa. Going to Africa. Show More Summary
Justine Sacco is the top PR person for InterActiveCorp, the New York media conglomerate run by Barry Diller. IAC owns the Daily Beast, Vimeo, About.com, Match.com and Ask.com, among many others. On her Twitter profile in a now-deleted...Show More Summary
Perhaps someday, racists, bigots, homophobes, sexists, trolls, and generally unfunny people are going to learn that they don't HAVE to tweet every single thought that pops into their heads. But until then, we'll probably see more tweets like the one above, sent out by professional public relations person Justine Sacco, a NY-based PR chief at IAC. Show More Summary
With his Match Group on course to become its own company, billionaire Barry Diller is turning his attention to video-streaming site Vimeo LLC to step up growth for his holding firm, IAC/InterActiveCorp. While Vimeo is still a fraction...Show More Summary
IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet holding company controlled by billionaire Barry Diller, plans to turn its Match dating services into a separate business with its own chairman, setting the stage for a potential spinoff. Greg Blatt, IAC’s CEO, will become chairman of the new business, called Match Group, according to a statement Thursday. Show More Summary
Aereo, a TV streaming service backed by Barry Diller, is in the middle of a fierce legal battle. The company uses remote, miniature antennas to pull free OTA signals from broadcast networks like Fox, ABC, NBC and 27 others and put them on customer's connected devices for $8 per month.
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 […]