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Despite the economy, LA’s Maple Media is hunting for app acquisitions

Over the past three years the Los Angeles-based startup Maple Media has amassed a portfolio of roughly thirty companies and one hundred apps in its quest to become the IAC of app store businesses. And n ow, even with the economy continuing to collapse, the company is on the prowl for new acquisitions and expects to spend tens of millions of dollars on new deals. “We look at three pillars of our types of apps… casual games, mobile games, and personal tools,” said Maple Media chief executive, Mi...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Media, Disney, Los Angeles, Software, Itunes, App-store, IAC, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Ritter, Shamrock Capital


Six Rules For A Post Virus Brand Revitalization

When the economy starts up post-coronavirus, many brands will need to be reenergized. Plan now for post-coronavirus revitalization. According to consultancy McKinsey (“How marketing leaders can both manage the coronavirus crisis and plan for the future”), “In a crisis, it’s natural to focus only on the near-term business results and adopt a pure survival strategy. But that could mean winning the battle but losing the war.” For the short-term, there are several ongoing, must-do actions for bra...
Tags: Bloomberg, Lego, IAC, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Branding, Mckinsey, Denny, Levin, Lawton, Barron, Lego Group, Saunders, Tractor Supply Co, Boston Consulting Group


Here’s how Blue Origin’s human lander system will carry astronauts to the lunar surface

Blue Origin was among the companies selected by NASA to develop and build a human lander system for its Artemis missions, which include delivering the next man and first woman to the surface of the Moon in 2024. The Jeff Bezos -founded space company chose to deliver a bid that included a space industry “dream team” of subcontractors, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper, and its Artemis Human Landing System will use the expertise of all three. The Blue Origin bid was on...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Animation, Orion, IAC, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, United Launch Alliance


Expedia Chairman Barry Diller on travel, airline bailouts, and advertising amid COVID-19 crisis

"Cataclysmic." That's how Barry Diller described the current state of the world in an interview with CNBC Thursday. Diller sits in a unique position amid the COVID-19 crisis, leading one of the world's largest travel companies as Expedia's chairman while also overseeing internet and media giant IAC. Here's a quick recap of the interview:
Tags: Travel, IAC, Cnbc, Expedia, Diller, Barry Diller


Billionaire tech mogul Larry Ellison says he and Elon Musk are 'close friends.' Here are 8 other tech exec friendships that have thrived in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley might be competitive, but it also appears to be a breeding ground for friendships among its famous execs. It makes sense: the tech world is home to some of the richest people in the world, and life can probably get a little lonely at the top.  Elon Musk, for example, is close friends with Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.  Larry Ellison gave a eulogy at Steve Jobs' funeral, and he also has a love/hate relationship with c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Larry Page


Mark Zuckerberg has been a 'close friend' to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston for years. Here are 7 other tech exec friendships that have thrived in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley might be competitive, but it also appears to be a breeding ground for friendships among its famous execs. It makes sense: the tech world is home to some of the richest people in the world, and life can probably get a little lonely at the top.  Elon Musk, for example, is close friends with Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.  Larry Ellison gave a eulogy at Steve Jobs' funeral, and he also has a love/hate relationship with c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Hawaii


Billionaire tech mogul Larry Ellison has said he's 'close friends' with Elon Musk. Here are six other tech exec friendships that have thrived in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley might be competitive, but it also appears to be a breeding ground for friendships among its famous execs. It makes sense: the tech world is home to some of the richest people in the world, and life can probably get a little lonely at the top.  Elon Musk, for example, is close friends with Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.  Larry Ellison gave a eulogy at Steve Jobs' funeral, and he also has a love/hate relationship with c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, Diane Von Furstenberg


Bluecrew launches a mobile app to help businesses manage a flexible workforce

Bluecrew, a flexible staffing business owned by holding company IAC, is launching a new mobile app called Bluecrew Manager. Rather than relying on a network of independent contractors, Bluecrew hires its own W-2 employees, who in turn have the option to accept hourly jobs from Bluecrew customers. The company already offered web-based management tools for those customers, but CEO Adam Roston said the mobile app is designed to help them accomplish “the stuff you need to do right now, while you’re ...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, California, Tech, IAC, Cto, Eurest, Roston, Bluecrew, Adam Roston, Eduardo Medrano, Gino Rooney


Zillow CEO Rich Barton reportedly just became a billionaire. Meet the serial entrepreneur who also founded Expedia and Glassdoor.

Rich Barton, the founder and CEO of Zillow, became a billionaire after the homebuying site stock surged on a strong earnings report on February 20. Barton led Zillow — which is best known for its suite of real-estate websites including Trulia, HotPads, Naked Apartments, and Streeteasy — to expand into buying users' homes on-demand. Barton also founded travel booking site Expedia while working at Microsoft in the 1990s and cofounded workplace review platform Glassdoor during a nine-year hiatus ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, California, Steve Jobs, Boston, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Steve Ballmer, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, IAC


This pitch deck convinced skeptical investors that Molekule could reinvigorate a struggling hardware industry while tackling a global air pollution crisis

Molekule, a startup that makes air purifiers, announced its $58 million Series C led by RPS Ventures on Tuesday. Cofounder and co-CEO Jaya Rao told Business Insider that it was initially difficult to raise funds for the startup because investors were hesitant to back a hardware startup spinning out of academic research. Rao said the Series C was the easiest fundraise yet. During the Series A she was flying between Florida, where she was living, and California, and she was pregnant during the S...
Tags: Florida, California, Trends, Silicon Valley, IAC, Business Insider, PECO, Rao, Molekule, Jaya Rao, Inventec Appliances Corp IAC


Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ Mess Continues as Dozens Protest Opening Night

Ivo van Hove’s West Side Story revival drew a big crowd on its opening night—of both A-listers and protesters. Amar Ramasar, who plays the Sharks leader Bernardo in the new production, faced a scandal in 2018 when he was fired from and then re-hired by the New York City Ballet after sharing sexually explicit photos of his girlfriend, Alexa Maxwell. As one protester’s sign reportedly put it, “A boy like that should not be on Broadway.”Although the night saw its share of celebrities—including Liev...
Tags: News, New York Times, Broadway, Maxwell, IAC, Times, Sharks, Ivo van Hove, Vanessa Hudgens, Waterbury, New York City Ballet, Barry Diller, Broadway Theatre, Daily Beast, Finlay, Bernardo


Greg Blatt Talks About His Illustrious Career Trajectory

Greg Blatt, one of Tinder’s most effective CEOs, is a force to be reckoned with. After decades of working for some very big companies, Greg Blatt has carved a name for himself as a leader in his niche. His ability to identify opportunities that benefit both his own career and the company’s growth and success has allowed him to climb up the career ladder of different companies much faster than most people can. In his college days, Blatt received high marks and was revered as a promising student. ...
Tags: Colorado, France, Ipo, Martha Stewart, San Francisco, Budapest, IAC, Firm, Company, Blatt, Greg Blatt, Colgate University Afterwards, Columbia University s Law School, New York City Blatt, Martha Steart Living Omnimedia Inc


Are Dating Apps Allowing In Registered Sex Offenders? A House Subcommittee Is Investigating

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services. Bumble, Grindr, The Meet Group and the Match Group, which owns such popular services as Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid, are the current targets of the investigation by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy. In separate letters Thursday to the companies, the subcommittee is se...
Tags: News, Congress, Uncategorized, San Francisco, House, Match, IAC, Illinois, Grindr, Match Group, Consumer Council, Onetime, Meet Group, Raja Krishnamoorthi, U S House Oversight and Reform


Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping down

Match Group, home to Tinder, Match, OKCupid, PoF, and a host of other online dating apps, announced today that CEO Mandy Ginsberg would be stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. She’s served in the CEO role since her appointment in 2017. Related to this, Ginsberg will also resign from Match’s Board of Directors. Assuming her position is Shar Dubey, currently the President of the Match Group, who will begin her new role March 1. Dubey has also been with Match Group ...
Tags: Apps, Tinder, Tech, Dating, Dallas, Fda, Match, IAC, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Justine Sacco, Match Group, Ginsberg, Mandy, Shar, Mandy Ginsberg


Barry Diller told Expedia employees that it's not hunting for a replacement for its ousted CEO, and some insiders are worried the $16 billion company is heading for a sale (EXPE)

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller told employees last month at an all-hands meeting that the company is not searching for a new CEO. It's not immediately clear if this means that the company has already made a decision as to its leadership structure. The role has been vacant since Mark Okerstrom resigned as CEO last month over a "disagreement" with the board. Okerstrom himself was the replacement for Dara Khosrowshahi, who famously left Expedia in 2017 to lead Uber.  The company is said to be look...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Hollywood, Trends, Fox, IAC, Scott Rudin, EXPE, Expedia, Chelsea Clinton, Board, Peter, Kern, Diller, Barry Diller, Peter Kern


Two Sigma Ventures raises $288 million, complementing its $60 billion hedge fund parent

Eight years ago, Two Sigma Investments began an experiment in early stage investing. The hedge fund, focused on data-driven quantitative investing, was well on its way to amassing the $60 billion in assets under management that it currently holds, but wanted more exposure to early stage technology companies, so it created a venture capital arm, Two Sigma Ventures. At the time of the firm’s launch it made a series of investments totaling about $70 million exclusively with internal capital. The...
Tags: TC, New York, Tech, IAC, Kleiner Perkins, Zymergen, Sequoia, Whoop, 288, Allen Institute, Villi Iltchev, Two Sigma Ventures, Lindsey Gray, Beirne, Two Sigma Investments, Sigma Ventures


Two Sigma Ventures raises $288M, complementing its $60B hedge fund parent

Eight years ago, Two Sigma Investments began an experiment in early stage investing. The hedge fund, focused on data-driven quantitative investing, was well on its way to amassing the $60 billion in assets under management that it currently holds, but wanted more exposure to early stage technology companies, so it created a venture capital arm, Two Sigma Ventures. At the time of the firm’s launch it made a series of investments totaling about $70 million exclusively with internal capital. The...
Tags: TC, New York, Tech, IAC, Kleiner Perkins, Zymergen, Sequoia, Whoop, 288, Allen Institute, Villi Iltchev, Two Sigma Ventures, Lindsey Gray, Beirne, Two Sigma Investments, Sigma Ventures


Salary confusion, job upheaval, and tensions with management: Hearst Magazines employees talk about why they unionized

Hearst Magazines editorial employees at big-name titles including Cosmopolitan and Esquire recently joined a throng of other media workers who are unionizing. A Hearst union would be a big win for the Writers Guild of America East, representing 24 titles. Many of the staffers said they were motivated by the gains they saw people get by unionizing at other companies.  But they also cited uncertainty around pay raises, job changes, and tough pushback by Hearst Magazines President Troy Young as r...
Tags: Trends, IAC, Young, Writers Guild of America East, Hearst, Esquire, Barry Diller, Hearst Magazines, Troy Young


It's been 1 year since Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez had their relationship leaked to the world — here's the full story of their whirlwind romance (AMZN)

One year ago, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day the Amazon CEO and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 12 months since, both Bezos and Sanchez have finalized their respective divorces and have embarked on a whirlwind romance th...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Washington Post, Trends, Spain, Fox, Italy, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Diane Von Furstenberg, Goldman Sachs, IAC, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wimbledon, Karlie Kloss


Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you limit replies

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Farewell, don’t @ me. Twitter will test a way to let you limit replies to your tweets Twitter users will soon have four options to “tailor” the replies to their tweets: anyone can reply, only those followed by the user can reply, only those tagged can reply, or setting a tweet to allow no replies at al...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Toronto, Tech, Jeffrey Katzenberg, IAC, Reich, Rasmussen, Meg Whitman, Natasha Lomas, Collegehumor, Aaron Rasmussen, Suzanne Xie, Sam Reich, AMP Robotics


CollegeHumor laid off almost everyone because they trusted Facebook's inflated metrics

Almost 100 people working for CollegeHumor in Los Angeles and New York were let go yesterday, reports Bloomberg. The owner, Barry Diller's IAC, sold the brand to its chief creative officer. Only "five to 10 people" remain employed. CollegeHumor suffered the same fate as Funny or Die, which went through rounds of layoffs in recent years. Why did these media companies, which make good content, fail so spectacularly? Because they trusted Facebook, which wooed them to its platform with grossly exagg...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York, News, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, IAC, Barry Diller, YouTube Facebook, Collegehumor, Adam Conover, Delete Your Facebook


CollegeHumor loses nearly all its staff, gets a new owner

CollegeHumor Media, a comedy outfit with multiple web series and a YouTube channel with more than 13 million subscribers, is all but dead. It’s being sold off by media holding company IAC to Sam Reich, Chief Commercial Officer at CollegeHumor. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The firm is laying off more than a hundred employees, and according to Bloomberg, only some five to 10 of them remain. Reich, who has been with CollegeHumor since 2006, plans to continue working on CollegeHumor con...
Tags: Startups, Bloomberg, IAC, Insider, Reich, Collegehumor, Sam Reich, CollegeHumor Media


CollegeHumor's parent company pulled its funding, laying off more than 100 employees and leaving a longtime executive to run the company on his own

Influential comedy website CollegeHumor has lost its financial backing from its parent company IAC, CollegeHumor COO Sam Reich tweeted on Wednesday.  Reich bought it from IAC to avoid shuttering the company and will now manage the newly-formed CH Media. But the company has still gone through a massive restructuring, and more than 100 employees have lost their jobs in the process.  IAC confirmed the acquisition in a statement to Business Insider, and said "Sam was the best choice to acquire CH ...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, IAC, Louisiana, Sam, Reich, Collegehumor, Sam Reich, CH Media


IAC sells CollegeHumor to executive Sam Reich, resulting in 100+ layoffs

IAC has sold off a majority stake in CH Media, the parent organization behind CollegeHumor . The new owner? CH Media’s chief creative officer Sam Reich. Reich announced the move on Twitter, saying that digital media holding company IAC “made the difficult decision to no longer finance us,” but that it would allow him to “run with the company.” He continued, “Of course, I can’t keep it going like you’re used to. While we were on the way to becoming profitable, we were nonetheless losing mone...
Tags: Twitter, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Bloomberg, IAC, Sam, Reich, Collegehumor, Sam Reich, CH Media, Sam Reich Reich


IAC Sells CollegeHumor, More Than 100 Laid Off

Barry Diller’s media company IAC has sold CollegeHumor Media, whose portfolio includes comedy site CollegeHumor, Drawfee, Dorkly and relatively new streamer Dropout, which debuted in September 2018, Variety has confirmed. The move resulted in over 100 layoffs at the company. In a “twist,” chief creative officer Sam Reich announced on Twitter that IAC had agreed to transfer […]
Tags: News, IAC, Barry Diller, Collegehumor, Sam Reich, CollegeHumor Media


Jeff Bezos reportedly threw a star-studded birthday bash for his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos threw a lavish 50th birthday party for his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, according to Page Six.  The party was reportedly attended by high-profile guests like IAC Chairman Barry Diller and designer Diane von Furstenberg, and celebrities like Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and Timothée Chalamet.  Bezos and Sanchez began publicly dating almost exactly a year ago, in January 2019.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos threw a star-studded 50th...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Katy Perry, Italy, Diane Von Furstenberg, IAC, Louisiana, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Orlando, David Geffen, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Katy Perry Orlando Bloom, St Barts


Chelsea Clinton Made Millions on Boards Run by Clinton Mega-Donor

Chelsea Clinton has made millions while serving on two boards overseen by billionaire Barry Diller, a longtime Clinton family ally who donated over $800,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, according to a review of records.Barron’s reported Sunday that Clinton has made more than $9 million from her shares of media-holding company IAC’s stock since 2011 due to surging evaluations. While finishing a doctorate at Oxford University, Clinton was appointed to the IAC board, on which Diller serves a...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Broadway, Diane Von Furstenberg, SEC, IAC, Oxford University, Republican Party, Hillary, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton, Trump


Drone flying laws, FAA regulations, and license requirements you need to know

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide legal advice. These laws are continually changing, and you should not rely solely on the lists herein. Please look up your state's current laws and/or contact an attorney to determine what, if any, legal requirements or restrictions apply to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in your area. Recreational vs. Commercial Drone Regulations One of the biggest hurdles to mass adoption of drones is the numerous regulations that restrict what drone...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama


2020 will be a big year for online childcare — here are 7 startups to watch

Over the weekend, media and digital brand holding company IAC announced that it had agreed to buy Care.com, which describes itself as “the world’s largest online family care platform,” in a deal valued at about $500 million. Despite being the best-known marketplace in the United States for finding child and senior caregivers, Care.com has spent the past nine months dealing with the fallout from a Wall Street Journal investigative article that detailed potentially dangerous gaps in its vetting pr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Families, Children, Child Care, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Childcare, United States, Alexis Ohanian, IAC, Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders, National Academy of Sciences, Wonderschool Kinside


2020 will be a big year for online childcare — here are 6 startups to watch

Over the weekend, media and digital brand holding company IAC announced that it had agreed to buy Care.com, which describes itself as “the world’s largest online family care platform,” in a deal valued at about $500 million. Despite being the best-known marketplace in the United States for finding child and senior caregivers, Care.com has spent the past nine months dealing with the fallout from a Wall Street Journal investigative article that detailed potentially dangerous gaps in its vetting pr...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Families, Children, Child Care, Elizabeth Warren, Childcare, United States, Alexis Ohanian, IAC, Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders, National Academy of Sciences, Wonderschool Kinside