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Fashion Week 2011
I went to the Bronx this weekend for a slice of pizza. I very rarely eat pizza, so when I do, I go to Mario’s because it’s the best. This older couple, Mr. and Mrs. Migliucci, own Mario’s. They made me delicious pizza and pasta, so I invited them to the restaurant on Monday for Read More
This Just In
Until hours before last night’s lavish amfAR Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, the glam and star-studded Fashion Week kickoff that happens just hours before the models and their gawkers descend upon Lincoln Center, it was unclear whether or not Diane von Furstenberg, the night’s honoree, would make her appearance.
The reason? The Read More
The worst part about braving a thunderstorm blizzard is that, sometimes, your Maserati gets stuck in the snow.
Barry Diller learned this the hard way! Lucky for him Katie Couric happened to be strolling by and possesses a hitherto unknown ability to move heavy objects. As she’s an adherent of the “Pics or it didn’t Read More
IAC-owned comparative shopping site Pronto, Inc has quietly launched a content farm called The Writer’s Network, reports Ad Age.
The Writer’s Network currently has about 45 writers authoring “how to” articles on home and garden topics. The site says they will add finance, travel, parenting and more in 2011. The articles Read More
When you score a New Yorker profile at age 23, where do you go next?
Ricky Van Veen, the 29-year old CEO of CollegeHumor, posed for cheesy photos in New York Magazine this week and talked about how to make funny:
Van Veen also loves stunts and weird pranks, such as when he Read More
Barry Diller stepped down as CEO of IAC today. The move comes as a surprise, Diller has been very active in IAC business in recent weeks, especially the Newsweek negotiations.
Diller will continue to be involved in major strategic decisions, but will step back from the day to day business. That work will Read More
When it was reported by The New York Times Saturday, word of Newsweek.com’s demise was news to the website’s staffers. Though many on the embattled magazine’s masthead have become used to receiving close-to-home information in such a way, the fact that their jobs could be at stake — just hours after a successful Read More
Last week marked the end of two investments by the IAC coporation. The first, Ask.com’s decision to end algorithimc search, says more about Google’s dominance than IAC’s inability to innovate.
But the death of InstantAction, a gaming firm acquired by IAC for $50 million back in 2007, highlights a more troubling trend Read More
Tina Brown met separately with the staffs of The Daily Beast and Newsweek today, just hours after a merger between the two very different publications was completed. Details of the combined entity, to be known officially as The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, are beginning to emerge.
The Observer broke the news last night Read More
Less than eight hours after the Observer broke the news that Newsweek was set to merge with The Daily Beast, Tina Brown made the official announcement with a late night blog post.
“Some weddings take longer to plan than others,” Brown wrote.
Talks between Newsweek and The Daily Beast began late Read More