Barry Diller News
Shmoop Uses Humor to Make Learning, Test-Prep Fun
There's a reason why nearly 10 million kids a month come to Shmoop to get help with test-prep and studying : The site is funny -- funny in an adolescent way -- their way. Why the yuks? Because Shmoop surveyed students and found that what they disliked most about conventional test-prep and online
Young Money Talks an Old-School Game in Washington
The heir to a billion-dollar hotel fortune, Patrick Gage, is an avowed warrior in the global fight against human trafficking. But ask him out for a beer to talk about it and he would, by the letter of the law, be compelled to turn down...
TV Broadcasters vs. Aereo: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Major Case
The Supreme Court announced today it would take up a challenge from the major broadcasting networks to Aereo–a retransmission service backed by media mogul Barry Diller. Aereo transmits to its subscribers broadcast television programs over the Internet for a monthly subscription fee. It does not...
'This Week' Roundtable: 'Duck Dynasty' Debate
Matthew Dowd, Greta Van Susteren, Bill Kristol, Donna Brazile, and Steven Rattner on the "Duck Dynasty" controversy.
Biggest Online Tutor Bought By Barry Diller's IAC
Online tutoring may become the next big thing with Barry Diller's IAC conglomerate adding Tutor.com to its stable of Internet and media companies, which already includes such familiar brands as Match.com and Ask.com. Tutor.com, says founder and CEO George Cigale, is already the world's largest
Sears Chief, Other CEOs Continue High-Flying Ways
It's good to be the king--or in this case, CEO of Sears. At the same time the troubled retailer is shutting stores and laying off "associates," it is paying $800,000 a year to waft Chief Executive Louis J. D'Ambrosio between Philadelphia, where he lives, and Chicago, where he works, by private jet.
Tina Brown Says Newsweek/Daily Beast Isn't 'Making Money Yet'
There were many skeptics when the 79-year-old news magazine “Newsweek” merged with the upstart website The Daily Beast in 2010 under the leadership of Tina Brown. Could two media outlets, both loosing money, be combined into a financially sound operation? In a recent interview with...
Chelsea Clinton Named to Board of IAC/InterActive
Chelsea Clinton has joined the board of Internet holding company IAC/InterActiveCorp, the youngest director at the media firm. Clinton is now the 14th member of the board, which includes IAC chairman and senior executive Barry Diller, chairman of the board of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman,...
Google Competition: Ask, ChaCha, Aardvark Have Real People Answer Questions
Kerryann Bouret spends her week answering a lot of questions. As one of 65,000 "guides" for the ChaCha question-and-answer website, she'll answer about 500 questions a day. Some are easy: "What time is sunrise today in Sacramento?" Others are doozies: "Compare and contrast Atticus Finch from To