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  • Match Group Buys PlentyOfFish For $575M To Bag More Singles

    Match Group Buys PlentyOfFish For $575M To Bag More Singles

    A spot of consolidation in the online dating space today, with Match Group, the subsidiary of Tinder and OkCupid owner IAC, announcing it has agreed to acquire PlentyOfFish (POF) for $575 million in cash. Match Group said it expects the transaction to close early in the fourth quarter, pending Canadian regulatory approvals. Read More

  • IAC-Owned Ask.fm Acquires Recipe Network Foodily

    IAC-Owned Ask.fm Acquires Recipe Network Foodily

    IAC-owned social network Ask.fm has acquired the entire team behind recipe network Foodily, the companies are announcing today, which includes those focused on product, engineering and design. These nine team members will now be tasked with the continued development of Ask.fm’s Q&A platform, while the Foodily website and mobile app will be maintained by a separate division within IAC. Read More

  • Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

    Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

    Dating app Tinder’s move into the subscription business seems to be paying off. According to remarks made by parent company IAC during its quarterly earnings reported this week, the company is pleased with Tinder’s penetration rates – it reached its current level of penetration quicker than IAC’s OkCupid did, in fact – and renewal rates are higher than any… Read More

  • The New HowAboutWe Will Let You Order A Date On Demand

    The New HowAboutWe Will Let You Order A Date On Demand

    HowAboutWe, five years old and recently acquired by digital dating giant IAC, is relaunching its mobile app today with a bevy of new features and updated pricing. The most notable update comes in the form of Tonight, a feature that allows users to essentially order a date on-demand. With Tonight, users can opt-in for a date tonight, put in a specific time, and HowAboutWe will search through… Read More

  • IAC Hires David Siegel As CEO Of Finance Website Investopedia

    IAC Hires David Siegel As CEO Of Finance Website Investopedia

    Finance education website Investopedia has a new CEO — David Siegel, who was previously president at stock market news and opinion site Seeking Alpha. Investopedia was founded back in 1999 and acquired by IAC as part of its purchase of ValueClick’s websites at the end of 2013. Now operated by IAC-owned Ask.com, Investopedia says it sees 15 million unique visitors and 45 million… Read More

  • Barry Diller Says Tinder Succeeded Because IAC Left Its Founders Alone

    Barry Diller Says Tinder Succeeded Because IAC Left Its Founders Alone

    IAC Chairman Barry Diller talked about dating app Tinder while on-stage today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference, but surprisingly, he didn’t directly address the company’s biggest piece of recent news — the fact that co-founder Sean Rad will step down from his role as CEO. Here’s how Diller tells the Tinder story: IAC created “this little… Read More

  • HowAboutWe | Built in Brooklyn

    Built In Brooklyn: HowAboutWe Is An Online Dating Service With An Offline Focus

    There’s a good chance you’ve already heard about HowAboutWe, the latest startup featured in our TechCrunch TV series Built in Brooklyn — not just if you use the service yourself, but also because it was acquired by IAC a few months ago. To be clear, this episode won’t tell you what the company has been up to post-acquisition, because we actually recorded it back in April. Read More

  • Burned

    Burned

    It’s hard to write a story without a protagonist, but here goes. In the past week, Tinder’s former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe filed a complaint with the California courts claiming that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against at work, stripped of her co-founder title, and pushed out of the company unfairly. The challenge in telling this story, as is very common… Read More

  • IAC-Backed Skyllzone Launches A New Fantasy Sports App That Lets You Play “The Machine” In Quick, Byte-Sized Contests

    IAC-Backed Skyllzone Launches A New Fantasy Sports App That Lets You Play “The Machine” In Quick, Byte-Sized Contests

    Spurred on by its entry into the digital and mobile age, the fantasy sports world is booming. From the fact that a hilarious and increasingly popular show based on fantasy sports is about to enter its sixth season to Yahoo’s increasing investment in fantasy sports products as part of a new mobile strategy that comes all the way from the top, the signs are everywhere that fantasy sports… Read More

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