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Anonymous Apps Try to Curb Bad Behavior Ask.fm is investing millions to ensure a safe user experience

Ask.com was well aware of the controversy surrounding anonymous app Ask.fm before purchasing it last month, according to its CEO Doug Leeds. Here, the exec, who now also oversees Ask.fm,…

September 15, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

Is IAC, Owner of Tinder and Match, Ready to Dump Dating Sites? Investors worry as free, niche services flood marketplace

Despite pressure from investors to sell off the company's dating sites and hookup apps, executives at IAC’s The Match Group remain committed to the market, reports The New York Times. Investors'…

September 15, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

Rescue Campaign Puts 10 Abandoned Dogs on Tinder, Gets 2,700 Matches in a Week Creative idea from BBH interns

Turns out, you can find puppy love on a dating app. Literal puppy love is on offer through Tinder thanks to a New York animal shelter and marketing interns at…

August 4, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

Diller: Aereo Is ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Battle Should it prevail, the company will expand to top U.S. markets

Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor. Speaking to anchor Erik Schatzker during an appearance on Bloomberg…

April 2, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Former FCC Chairman Goes Wall Street After public service, time to cash in

Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has landed himself a lucrative new gig in private equity. In his new position as managing director and partner for The Carlyle Group’s…

January 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

Justine Sacco Fired by IAC for 'Hope I Don't Get AIDS' Tweet 'I am ashamed,' disgraced PR chief says in public apology

UPDATE: Justine Sacco has issued the following written apology to South African newspaper The Star, according to ABC News: "Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is…

December 21, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

Brands, Web Celebrities and Anonymous Join Global Mockery of PR Pro's AIDS Tweet IAC's Justine Sacco deletes Twitter account

UPDATE: Despite an overwhelmingly positive response from Twitter users, Gogo has apologized for its tweet making fun of Justine Sacco: @JustineSacco,apologize for response to your tweet.Right or wrong,It’s not our policy…

December 21, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

IAC's PR Chief Apparently Tweeted a Bizarrely Tasteless Joke About AIDS and Africa Company owns Match.com, Vimeo, CollegeHumor and more

UPDATE 4: (3:56 p.m., Dec. 22): Justine Sacco has written a public apology, noting, "Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize…

December 20, 2013, 3:05 PM EST

Layoffs Hit The Daily Beast About two dozen employees get the axe

The Daily Beast may be spared from shuttering for at least another year, but it will continue to operate with a staff that's about two dozen employees lighter, according to…

October 8, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

The Daily Beast Has a Post-Tina Brown Future—For Now Parent company IAC Approves 2014 budget

The Daily Beast will live to see another year—but beyond that is anyone's guess. "The Daily Beast is not for sale and is not closing," interim CEO Rhona Murphy said in…

September 20, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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