After ten years creating online comedy content geared toward making frat boys chuckle from their laptops, CollegeHumor co-creator and editor in chief Ricky Van Veen is graduating to a new venture at Barry Diller’s IAC. By the end of this year, he’ll transition into a position as chief executive of Notional, a CollegeHumor Read More
As announced this morning, NBC Entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman will leave his post to join Barry Diller at IAC. He’ll head up a multi-platform production company (which doesn’t have a name just yet). Jeff Gaspin, who was in charge of NBCU’s cable division (Bravo, SyFy Channel, USA Network, etc.) will replace Read More
In November, the employees at Barry Diller’s media conglomerate, IAC, were unsure whether the company would throw a holiday party.
The season, after all, has not been kind to media employees used to a year-end bacchanal on the company dime. In October, the Hearst Corporation canceled its annual party at Tavern Read More
"We’re having a lot more fun than we did on Liberty Island!" said Tina Brown, the czarina of The Daily Beast, at her Web site’s launch party last night in the Meatpacking District.
No, it didn’t quite have the extravagance, say, of that 1999 Talk launch party on Liberty Island, where Read More
On Nov. 11, Scott Heiferman looked small standing in front of the glowing, 11-foot-high video walls in the lobby of Barry Diller’s glittering, $100 million InterActiveCorp building on West 18th Street. “There’s a great President-elect Barack Obama line which is: We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for,” he said, microphone in hand, buttoned-down shirt unbuttoned. Read More
IAC /InterActive Corporation Chairman Barry Diller took a gamble this summer by spinning off the HSN shopping channel, the Ticketmaster, LendingTree.com and time-share business Interval Leisure Group. In a conference call yesterday, he announced the consequences: $14.8 million in loss, or 11 cents per share, compared with a profit of $70.5 million or 47 Read More
Today on The Daily Beast, Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s literally hundreds of hours old Web site, Randi Zuckerberg sallies forth a bold, truly shocking statement: It Must Be Stopped: Hipster Lip Dub Videos. (Insert your own exclamation points interspersed with number 1s here.)
This is perhaps the second most powerful statement Read More
According to the Associated Press, Barry Diller’s redundantly-named IAC/InteractiveCorp is splitting into five publicly traded companies. Presumably, there will be 10 names between them.
According to AP:
With the split, home shopping network HSN Inc., time-share business Interval Leisure Group Inc., ticketing service Ticketmaster and lending and real estate business Tree.com Inc. are Read More
The Media Mob just received an invitation to an April 9 launch party for a new InterActive Corp. Web site called RushmoreDrive.com, hosted by IAC CEO Barry Diller and RushmoreDrive CEO Johnny Taylor. But just what is RushmoreDrive? The invite claims that it will be "the web destination that will change the way the Black Read More