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L.A. Times Tech BlogValentineâs Day must be on billionaire Barry Dillerâs mind â- his Internet company IAC just spent $50 million to buy online dating site OkCupid, adding to a portfolio that already includes Match.com and Chemistry.com. While 16-year-old Match charges...
Company TownIrving Azoff sells his remaining stake in Front Line Management to Live Nation, consolidating his power at the Beverly Hills live entertainment behemoth....
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
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L.A. Times Tech BlogApple still has an abundance of questions to answer about iAd, the iPhone advertising platform the Cupertino, Calif., company announced last month. But at least one major developer is a believer. Dictionary.com President Shravan Goli said he's "very...
Special to The TimesThere are more Spanish-speaking users of the Internet in the U.S. than in some Spanish-speaking countries, yet many U.S. websites cater more to customers in those foreign countries. None of the big three online travel agencies — Expedia, Orbitz and...
Special to The TimesIn a classic big-fish-eats-little-fish scenario, InterActiveCorp, parent company of Expedia, has been gobbling up smaller online travel companies. The Internet travel portfolio of IAC, of which media mogul Barry Diller is chief executive, now includes...
Special to The TimesWeb shoppers soon may no longer see Holiday Inns or Crowne Plaza Hotels on such sites as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Hotels.com. InterContinental Hotels Group, or IHG, the nation's third-largest public hotel company, has said it will remove its...
Special to The TimesWhen does a tool designed to make shopping online easier actually make it more complex? When one-stop shopping becomes "one-more-stop" shopping. Online travel search engines, or aggregators, have been around since the early days of shopping for travel...
Special to The TimesPackage vacations have long been a mainstay in the brick-and-mortar world of travel. Pleasant Holidays, Funjet Vacations, Apple Vacations and similar companies sell as much as $15 billion in vacation packages annually, according to PhoCusWright, a...
VarietyNewsweek appears to be on the block -- again. According to sources who have been briefed, IAC is sending out inquiries to prospective buyers who may be interested in purchasing the 80-year-old title, which ended weekly publication of its domestic edition...
The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa.Notre Dame will have two top seeded teams as the Section IV playoffs start this week for baseball and softball. In Class D baseball Notre Dame (13-5) will host 16th seed Worcester (7-8) on Tuesday, May 21 with a 4:30 p.m. If the Crusaders get past...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Domestic Travel, Sports, Baseball, Travel
VarietyAereo, which major broadcasters are trying to sue out of existence, announced plans to launch its Internet streaming service for local TV in a third market -- Atlanta, starting June 17. The startup, which debuted in Gotham last year and is rolling out in...
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