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BUSINESS
February 26, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
Among new Internet-based real estate ventures to pop up in recent months is one that enables house hunters to simultaneously search for just about every lifestyle criteria imaginable. Another protects would-be tenants from unwittingly renting from a struggling owner in the midst of a foreclosure. SpatialMatch.com, an overlay technology that can be embedded on an agent's website or perhaps on an entire multiple listing service, enables buyers to pursue properties using any number of lifestyle criteria.
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BUSINESS
July 24, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Ticketmaster, the biggest retailer of concert and sports tickets, reported a second-quarter profit of $14.7 million as revenue rose at its Match.com Internet dating service. Net income was 10 cents a share, contrasted with a loss of $29.5 million, or 21 cents, in the year-earlier quarter, the company said. Sales at Match.com and affiliates almost tripled to $29.5 million from $10.7 million. Ticketmaster shares fell $1.95 to $13.37 on Nasdaq.
AUTOS
January 28, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Attention single guys: do not buy that mail truck. Aside from wonky steering wheel placement and the mistrust of dogs everywhere, no vehicle on the road today is less likely to be driven by an attractive man than a mail truck, according to a recent survey by Insure.com. The online survey polled 2,000 licensed drivers 18 and older, and asked them the reality show-caliber question: What qualities in a vehicle were most likely to be driven by attractive members of the opposite sex?
NATIONAL
April 4, 2006 | Erik German, Newsday
A police officer seeking revenge against a former girlfriend hacked into the woman's e-mail account, assumed her identity at an online dating service and contacted 70 men, inviting some of them for rendezvous at the woman's home, Suffolk County prosecutors charged Monday in a 197-count indictment. Investigators declined to identify the woman, whom they said discovered the scheme when strangers began appearing at her house, claiming she had solicited their visits via Match.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2002 | From Reuters
USA Interactive, the Internet commerce company run by Barry Diller, restructured management ranks into three core categories and said the head of its electronic retailer, HSN, is leaving. The company -- home to travel firms Expedia Inc. and Hotels.com, Ticketmaster and dating service Match.com -- said it would reorganize operations into three groups: information and services, electronic retailing and travel services. Shares of New York-based USA fell 35 cents to $24.34 on Nasdaq.
NEWS
November 27, 2003
You really got my motor running with the article on speed-dating ("You Can Learn a Lot in Just Three Minutes," Nov. 13). Michelle Maltais' touched a chord with me, as I too have sampled the Match.com experience. It's fast-food love. Internet dating forces us to pass judgment on others through a photograph and a small essay. But the truth is that chemistry between a man and a woman can never be written down as a scientific formula. Yes, you can learn a lot in three minutes, but think of all that you miss.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Greg Louganis and his partner, Johnny Chaillot, are married! The 53-year-old Olympic diver wed his paralegal fiancee during a sunset ceremony at Geoffrey's in Malibu on Saturday, People reported . "It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here tonight and they are all here and celebrating it is all wonderful," Louganis told the mag. "I already feel different. The ceremony was so reflective and representative of who we are. " PHOTOS: Gay celebs: Who is out?
NATIONAL
February 27, 2007 | From Newsday
By promising to join the military, a former Long Island police officer avoided jail time and probation Monday for hacking into his ex-girlfriend's online dating account and setting up dates for her with men she didn't know. Michael Valentine, 29, was charged in April with 197 counts, including stalking, computer tampering and harassment. He pleaded guilty in June to two misdemeanor charges of unauthorized use of a computer.
NEWS
April 26, 2001 | ROBERT BURNS, robert.burns@latimes.com
"Chains of Love" is a new show on UPN in which one person is chained to four others of the opposite sex--the goal being to narrow the four down to one for the perfect match. The show proves people will do just about anything for a date. For those enamored with the Net, that means thousands upon thousands of online personal ads, mostly with photos. It's no wonder these people don't have the time to get out of the house and meet someone.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
NEW YORK -- All is not lovey-dovey in the high-stakes online dating industry. The contentious issue of the moment -- pitting one of the three biggest companies, True .com, against its major rivals -- is whether online dating services can enhance their clients' safety by conducting criminal background screenings of would-be daters. Last month, New Jersey became the first state to enact a law requiring the sites to disclose whether they perform background checks. True.
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