May 1, 2005 |
Neil Clark Warren, founder of the online dating site EHarmony.com Inc., does matchmaking by the numbers. Subscribers fill in 436 answers on a questionnaire. The company's computers then use a secret formula to match people using what Warren calls the 29 "dimensions" of a successful relationship, a system based on his decades of experience as a psychologist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2011 |
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.
January 30, 2008 |
IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller shot back Tuesday at Liberty Media Corp. Chief Executive John Malone, saying it was "preposterous" that Malone's lawyers had filed court papers to remove him from the board in an effort to gain control of the company. "Liberty does not control IAC," IAC said in a statement. New York-based IAC owns such brands as Ask.com, Match.com, Evite, Citysearch, Ticketmaster and LendingTree.
March 22, 2001 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2006 |
Orange County prosecutors charged a real estate agent Monday with the rapes of three women, including two he met through a website that claims to be the largest online dating hub for millionaires, authorities said. Joseph Garcia, 47, of Irvine appeared in court, although he did not enter a plea to six counts of forcible sodomy and one count of forcible rape. His arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 3, and bail was set at $1 million.
July 27, 2004 |
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 |
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.
December 28, 2008 |
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.
May 19, 2008 |
Swapping spit: The term takes on a more refined meaning at the new dating site ScientificMatch.com. A prerequisite for signing up -- in addition to having a bit of cash to spare -- involves swishing a cotton swab inside your cheek and mailing a juicy sample of skin cells and saliva. What do you get in return for your DNA-laden drool? A chance at genetic and olfactory harmony. ScientificMatch.
January 24, 2006 |
Sex.com, long coveted as potentially one of the most lucrative sites on the Web because of its catchy name, has been sold for about $12 million in cash and stock, a source familiar with the deal said Monday. Boston-based Escom, a group of anonymous buyers, said in a statement that it had acquired the Web address from Gary Kremen, chief executive of Grant Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sex.