January 30, 2008 |
Ticketmaster, the largest U.S. seller of sports and concert tickets, agreed to buy Get Me In, a British online ticket reseller. The purchase, announced by West Hollywood-based Ticketmaster, a unit of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, is at least the third deal in a month to expand Ticketmaster's business. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.
April 25, 2007 |
Motorcycles and sailboats helped Frank Gehry finally get a building here. The cycles came into play when veteran chief executive Barry Diller, now head of IAC/InterActiveCorp, joined an outing of the celebrity Guggenheim Motorcycle Club in Bilbao, Spain, the home, of course, to one of Gehry's best-known structures, the Guggenheim Museum.
February 28, 2006 |
IAC/InterActiveCorp., an Internet and media company run by Barry Diller, added features to the Ask Jeeves search engine and renamed it Ask.com, retiring Jeeves the butler from the website. Ask.com offers shortcuts to more than 20 search tools such as maps and a dictionary, New York-based IAC said. It also has a Web-based desktop-search function that allows users to access files and e-mails on their computers through a browser. A cartoon Jeeves appeared on the home page of the old site.
July 20, 2005 |
Billionaire Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp completed its purchase of Web search service Ask Jeeves Inc. in exchange for shares worth as much as $2.32 billion and won shareholder approval to spin off its Expedia travel unit. Diller paid stock for Oakland-based Ask Jeeves after the search company's shareholders approved the takeover, New York-based IAC said. IAC shareholders also voted to separate Expedia, which gives them stock in the No. 1 U.S. travel company.
June 9, 2005 |
Studio mogul-turned-Internet entrepreneur Barry Diller severed his remaining ties to Hollywood on Wednesday, agreeing to sell back to NBC Universal for $3.4 billion his company's minority stake in its movie studio, theme parks and TV cable channels. Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, owner of the Home Shopping Network and Expedia, was paid $1 billion in cash and got back 56.6 million shares of IAC valued at $1.4 billion that NBC Universal held, the companies said.
August 4, 2004 |
IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet commerce and television-shopping company controlled by Barry Diller, said its second-quarter profit dropped 24% as marketing expenses rose. The company's shares tumbled as much as 17% on the news. Net income declined to $73.2 million, or 9 cents a share, from $96.2 million, or 16 cents, a year earlier, New York-based IAC said. Because of an accounting change, revenue slipped 1.7% to $1.5 billion, below the average analyst estimate of $1.58 billion.