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July 27, 2004 | Dawn Wotapka, Times Staff Writer
Barry Diller's Internet empire got a little bigger Monday. InterActiveCorp said it purchased a 30% stake in ELong Inc., a Chinese online travel provider, for $60 million. New York-based InterActiveCorp also acquired securities that, if exercised, would increase its ownership in the Beijing-based company to 51%. The move fits InterActiveCorp's strategy of buying Internet companies that are "competitive on a time-sensitive basis," said Daniel E.
January 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Liberty Media Corp.'s John Malone, a longtime business partner of Barry Diller, moved Monday to oust Diller from the board of the IAC/InterActiveCorp Internet conglomerate. The move was the latest in dueling lawsuits the two sides filed in Delaware courts after IAC said it planned to break itself into five separate companies. Liberty says that would rob the media holding company of its shareholder voting power.
March 22, 2001 | Bloomberg News
AOL Time Warner Inc., which runs the biggest Internet service, agreed to promote Ticketmaster's service, which sells concert, theater and other tickets, to AOL's more than 28 million online subscribers. Terms weren't disclosed, AOL Time Warner spokesman David Theis said.
November 30, 2008 | Jen Leo
Every other new travel website claims to make your trip-planning experience easier and more efficient., even though it's still in beta, actually makes it more fun. What's hot: TripBase is the of travel planning. You input what you find desirable in a destination (night life, dining, nature, attractions and shopping) and it returns destinations that you're likely to be infatuated with. Like online dating results, these outcomes may disgust you.
December 28, 2008 | Susan Carpenter
Housing prices are plummeting. Jobs are evaporating. And the economy, as a whole, is in free fall. But despite -- or perhaps because of -- such relentlessly bad news, there's an up side -- for daters, at least. Singles are wading into the online dating pool in record numbers, giving virtual matchmakers their best traffic figures in years -- and users even better odds for finding a snuggle buddy, a fling or the One.
December 4, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
The Ministry has a bone to pick with Mother Nature: She's dared to tamper with the crystal-blue peepers of one Anderson Cooper. The TV journalist, captain of the airline citizen police and host of the soon-to-be defunct "Anderson Live," revealed Tuesday that a work trip had left him blind for almost two days. "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment," the anchor shared on Instagram. "UV light bouncing off water. Much better now. "  Cooper was shooting a segment on the coast of Portugal when apparently glare did some damage.
April 18, 2011 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
A man was in critical condition after a shooting Saturday on the Venice boardwalk that sent hordes of onlookers running pell-mell into the streets, police said Sunday. "It looked like a human tidal wave," said Spencer L. Sirlin, 27, a Hollywood booking agent who witnessed the attack. The victim, in his mid-20s, was struck in the head and side and taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Felipe Vasquez, of the Pacific Division's beach detail. The man's name and updated condition were not available Sunday evening.
August 15, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
Some may call it a tale of beauty and the beast. But Sam, a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested, and a three-time champ in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, is the dog of Susie Lockheed's dreams. Lockheed, 53, enjoys massaging Sam's fleshy, thin, potato-chip ears and running her fingers through the small patches of white hair on his head. She likes kissing Sam's hairless frame, littered with blackheads, brown warts and moles. Even his hindquarters have a large hernia lump.
September 25, 2012 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN - Iranian ministers have fretted for years about a "marriage crisis" in the country. The average age when people wed has climbed since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, causing concern among officials, as well as family elders, that Iranians may stray from a traditional pious path by staying single too long. Now a government minister says the country needs to legalize matchmaking websites to nudge Iranians to get hitched at younger ages. Mohammad Abbasi, the country's sports and youth minister, recently said he hoped to come up with rules for what may amount to a sort of or eHarmony suited for the Islamic Republic.
December 2, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Have something to say to the driver in the next lane? "No more shouting through your car window!" says Dana Point-based The Web site enables snoopy vehicle owners to register their license plates in a database for $59.95 per year and exchange e-mail with other members. It's sort of an update of a 1980s group, Huntington Beach-based Freeway Singles, whose members displayed numbered stickers on their cars. In the current version, members receive license plate frames.
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