IAC

  • About.com launches The Balance, a personal finance website for everyone

    About.com launches The Balance, a personal finance website for everyone

    In a quest to dismantle itself and become more relevant in the 21st Century, IAC-owned About.com is launching another standalone vertical in the form of The Balance, a personal finance website tailored to today’s millennial. The Balance is focused on making personal finance easy to understand, no matter where you are in life. The site will launch with more than 34,000 pieces of… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Coffee Meets Bagel overhauls dating app with “ladies choice”

    Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is making some big changes, rolling out a “ladies choice” update in the coming days. The San Francisco-based startup says it has generated 2.5 billion introductions and created more than 50,000 happy couples. But the team thinks it’s time to switch it up from the one-a-day match suggestion and give its members more options. Going forward, men… Read More

  • Ask.fm founders back dating app Mint

    Ask.fm founders back dating app Mint

    The founders of Ask.fm — the popular social Q&A app that became embroiled in a cyberbullying media storm before being acquired by IAC — have backed new dating app Mint. Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos

    Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos

    If you’ve ever had trouble determining which photos to upload to your dating profile, Coffee Meets Bagel says it has found a solution. From now on, users can A/B test photos, by uploading two options and letting other users vote on which is best. Coffee Meets Bagel has been polling daters and found that 54% of the time people pass on “bagels,” the reason is photo-related. Read More

  • Tinder Owner Match Group Reports First Earnings Since Separating From IAC

    Tinder Owner Match Group Reports First Earnings Since Separating From IAC

    Match Group reported its first quarterly earnings since separating from IAC last fall. The company, whose properties include dating sites Match.com, Tinder and OkCupid, saw its revenue rise 12% to $268 million, yet fell short of analyst expectations of $277 million. Shares fell about 3% in after-hours trading. The company posted adjusted fourth quarter earnings of 24 cents per share… Read More

  • IAC Misses Expectations With Q4 Revenue Of $848.7 Million

    IAC Misses Expectations With Q4 Revenue Of $848.7 Million

    IAC just reported its Q4 2015 earnings, missing analysts expectations with revenue of $848.7 million and earnings of $0.75 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.93 cents per share on revenue of $865.49 million. Last year, IAC spun off its dating services, Match Group, which then went public itself in Q4 2015. Although Match Group reported its own results today, IAC included… Read More

  • Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder users will now have better chatting tools, thanks to an upgraded messaging experience in the mobile dating app. Amid a flurry of changes that began rolling out last night to the iOS application, and soon Android, Tinder added support for sending your matches GIFs. It also upgraded the size of emoji in chat and also now lets you “like” the individual messages you received from… Read More

  • Vimeo Unveils “Share The Screen” Initiative At Sundance In Hopes Of Attracting More Female Filmmakers

    Vimeo Unveils “Share The Screen” Initiative At Sundance In Hopes Of Attracting More Female Filmmakers

    Vimeo wants more women making films on its platform and is launching a new three-pronged initiative called “Share the Screen” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, today to lend financial and other support to talented female filmmakers. Just like in tech, women are woefully underrepresented in the film industry, especially in leadership positions. Women made up just… Read More

  • Tinder Owner Match Group Debuts On Nasdaq At $13.50/Share, Up 12.5%

    Tinder Owner Match Group Debuts On Nasdaq At $13.50/Share, Up 12.5%

    After a bizarre interview from one of its executives on the day of its IPO pricing, today Match Group, owner of the popular Tinder dating app, listed as a public company, spinning out from its parent IAC. The company yesterday raised $400 million with its IPO priced at $12 per share, and today it opened for trading as $MTCH at $13.50/share, a pop of 12.5%. The company’s $12 share… Read More

  • Match Prices Its IPO AT $12 Per Share

    Match Prices Its IPO AT $12 Per Share

    Match has priced its IPO at $12 per share, raising $400 million . The company will begin trading on the Nasdaq tomorrow, under the ticker symbol ‘MTCH.’ The $12 per share is at the bottom of the anticipated $12 to $14 proposed price range and gives the company a market cap of roughly $2.9 billion. Square, which is also going public tomorrow, just priced its IPO at $9, below the… Read More

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