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The CEO of $3 billion Tinder explains how his approach to personal growth is like learning calculus

Tinder CEO Elie Seidman says personal growth is vital for aspiring tech entrepreneurs, but they must retain "intellectual curiosity and humility" if they are to succeed. He said successful executives and founders need to maintain a trajectory of personal growth and learning in order to succeed. He likened this to learning calculus at school — except in the real world there's no teacher or authority figure to crack the whip. Seidman was CEO of Match Group for two years before taking over at Tin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Sean Rad, Trends, Warren Buffett, IAC, Tripadvisor, Match Group, Seidman, Elie Seidman, FTC Match Group




Google’s Former Washington Lobbying Chief Molinari Joins APCO

(Bloomberg) -- Susan Molinari, Google’s former top lobbyist in Washington, is joining APCO Worldwide, the consultancy announced.Molinari, a Republican who represented New York in the U.S. House, had shifted to an advisory role at the Alphabet Inc. company at the end of 2018 as its new global policy chief, Karan Bhatia, reorganized the team.She will join APCO’s International Advisory Council of former elected officials, business leaders academics and journalists as a corporate communication strat...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, House, Ohio, IAC, Molinari, Federal Trade Commission, Rob Portman, Arlington, U S House, Alphabet Inc, APCO


Interlochen Center for the Arts – Director, Music Division

Founded in 1928, Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen) is located in beautiful Northwest Lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Interlochen produces more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty, and world-renowned guest artists who attract more than 250,000 visitors and audience members to campus. Organization Founded in 1928, Interlochen Center for...
Tags: Art, Jobs, US, America, United States, Michigan, IAC, Boston MA, Traverse City, Lake Michigan, Frederick, NMC, IAA, Lobdell, United States Forty, ICCA


Thimble rallies $22 mln

Thimble, formerly known as Verifly, has secured $22 million in funding. IAC led the round with participation from other investors that included Slow Ventures, AXA Venture Partners and Open Ocean. Thimble is a provider of short-term liability coverage for small businesses and independent workers. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, IAC, VC Deals, AXA Venture Partners


Newly-rebranded Thimble raises $22M to bring flexible insurance to the gig economy

Thimble, which offers flexible, short-term insurance to small businesses and freelancers, is announcing that it has raised $22 million in a Series A funding round led by IAC. Until today, the startup was known as Verifly, a name tied to the company’s initial aim of providing insurance to drone pilots. However, founder and CEO Jay Bregman (who previously founded ridesharing company Hailo) said that thanks to customer demand, the team kept adding insurance for different types of businesses — and n...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, IAC, Hailo, Open Ocean, Markel, Stein, Bregman, Mark Stein, Jay Bregman, Verifly, AXA Venture Partners


Agency Brief: celebrating National Coming Out Day; scrutinizing Publicis' poor financials

As America awaits a decision from the Supreme Court in one of the most critical LGBTQ-rights cases in history (the high court will decide if men and women should be protected by law from workplace discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity), the U.S. today celebrates exactly what the plaintiffs are fighting for: the freedom to come out. According to a new study from Kantar, a full 46 percent of LGBTQ employees across all industries in the U.S. remain closeted. Reasons incl...
Tags: Verizon, Spotify, New York, London, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Montana, Berlin, Advertising, NFL, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nike, Indianapolis, Chicago


IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff

Digital media holding company IAC has taken the next step toward spinning off Match Group, with a proposal outlining what that process would look like. Match Group (which owns Tinder, PlentOfFish, OkCupid, Hinge and of course Match itself) is already a publicly-traded company, but IAC remains the majority owner. With the spinoff, IAC says it should distribute its Match Group shares to IAC stockholders, “resulting in two independent public companies.” “Today IAC proposed an important first ...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Media, Tech, IAC, Match Group, Levin, Joey Levin, ANGI Homeservices, Tinder PlentOfFish OkCupid Hinge


IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spin-off

Digital media holding company IAC has taken the next step toward spinning off Match Group, with a proposal outlining what that process would look like. Match Group (which owns Tinder, PlentOfFish, OkCupid, Hinge and of course Match itself) is already a publicly traded company, but IAC remains the majority owner. With the spin-off, IAC says it should distribute its Match Group shares to IAC stockholders, “resulting in two independent public companies.” “Today IAC proposed an important first...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Media, Tech, IAC, Match Group, Levin, ANGI, Joey Levin, ANGI Homeservices, Tinder PlentOfFish OkCupid Hinge


To Live or Die by Google Search Brings an Escalating Cost

"Where's the best place to hide a body? The second page of a Google search." The gallows humor shows that people rarely look beyond the first few results of a search, but Lee Griffin isn't laughing. From a report: In the 13 years since he co-founded British price comparison website GoCompare, the 41-year-old has tried to keep his company at the top of search results, doing everything from using a "For Dummies" guide in the early days to later hiring a team of engineers, marketers and mathematici...
Tags: Google, Europe, John Lewis, Tech, IAC, Griffin, Newport Wales, Lee Griffin


Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part of a group of Tinder founders and former executives who accused Blatt (pictured above) of sexual harassment and assault as part of a broader suit. Now Rad and Pambakian’s attorneys have filed their own motion to dismiss the suit, arguing that it “seeks to chill protected speech through costly litigation” — in other words, that it’s the kind of lawsuit prohibited under Califo...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Hollywood, Tinder, Sean Rad, California, IAC, Gawker, Match Group, Blatt, Snyder, Sean, NDA, Barry Diller


Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss ‘retaliatory’ defamation lawsuit

Last week, former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, who are part of a group of Tinder founders and former executives who accused Blatt (pictured above) of sexual harassment and assault as part of a broader suit. Now Rad and Pambakian’s attorneys have filed their own motion to dismiss the suit, arguing that it “seeks to chill protected speech through costly litigation” — in other words, that it’s the kind of lawsuit prohibited under Califo...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Lawsuit, Hollywood, Tinder, Sean Rad, California, Tech, IAC, Gawker, Match Group, Blatt, Snyder, Sean, NDA


Former Tinder CEO strikes back against sexual misconduct accusations with defamation lawsuit

Former Tinder CEO Greg Blatt has filed a defamation lawsuit against Sean Rad and Rosette Pambakian, seeking at least $50 million in damages and accusing them of having “conspired to make false allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against Blatt with the specific intent to damage Blatt’s good name, personal and professional reputation, and credibility.” In response, Rad and Pambakian’s attorney Orin Snyder described the suit as part of a campaign “to retaliate against and smear a...
Tags: TC, Lawsuit, Tinder, Sean Rad, Tech, IAC, TechCrunch, Match Group, Greg, Blatt, Snyder, Rad, Greg Blatt, Orin Snyder, Rosette Pambakian, Pambakian


Building a Scalable Terraform Project Framework

In this post I will be introducing a framework we have developed for managing Terraform projects, which helps us keep our code reusable and consistent across environments. This post assumes you are already familiar with the basic operations of managing infrastructure with Terraform, and familiar with the ideas behind using modules. My examples are quite simplified and only serve to show our project structure. Laying the Groundwork The first step in creating a robust, scalable Terraform project...
Tags: Blog, Infrastructure, Aws, IAC, HashiCorp, eLearning, Sid, Iam, Terraform, Terragrunt


Stephen Colbert does upfronts humor, and the White House tackles Facebook and Twitter: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. It’s the fourth day of the TV upfronts, with TV networks pitching their shows to advertisers; everyone’s probably a bit bleary-eyed this morning, so let’s start with a joke. At CBS’s event, Stephen Colbert said the reason the network has been No. 1 for 11 seasons is because “there are a lot of old people who d...
Tags: Facebook, Stephen Colbert, White House, Advertising, Cbs, Conde Nast, Tbs, IAC, Nielsen, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Woodstock, Trump, Conan O'brien, AT T, Les Moonves


This Would Be Epic: India Goes British For Its Next Aircraft Carrier

India’s two existing carriers use a Short-Takeoff But Arrested Recovery, or STOBAR, system in which short-takeoff aircraft are launched off a ski jump flight deck, but are recovered using arresting wires like an American carrier. While simpler and cheaper than CATOBAR, it requires aircraft to be lighter and carry less payload.Will India’s next aircraft carrier be a British design?(This first appeared last month.)British defense contractor BAE Systems is offering a Queen Elizabeth-class design as...
Tags: Science, India, BAE, IAC, Bae Systems, Elizabeth, Indian Navy, Vikramaditya, Gorshkov


How to Achieve a Successful International Shipment; a Conversation with Lisa Victoria Waller

As you grow your business internationally, there are many moving parts to master to achieve a successful international sale – from pricing products and getting paid to shipping products. I sat down with Vice President Lisa Victoria Waller, CHB, who runs Illinois-based BDG International, Inc., a family-owned logistics company. We talked about how she got involved in the business, what her clients’ biggest pain points are, and what’s ahead in the transportation industry. Here are edited excerpts. ...
Tags: Transportation, Usa, UK, Featured, US, Sales, Trends, Supply Chain, Eu, IAC, Logistics, Illinois, Brexit, International Shipping, CCS, IATA


Wireless broadband startup Starry files to raise up to $125 million

The never-ending quest to kill Comcast is poised to receive some renewed investment as an ambitious startup readies to secure some new cash. Starry, a Boston-based wireless broadband internet startup, has filed to raise up to $125 million in Series D funding according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered by Pitchbook. If Starry closes the full authorized raise it will hold a post-money valuation of $870 million. A spokesperson for the company confirmed it had already raised new cap...
Tags: TC, Supreme Court, Boston, Tech, Comcast, IAC, Chet Kanojia, FirstMark Capital, Delaware, Starry, Pitchbook If Starry, Los Angeles New York City Denver, DC Kanojia


Aircraft Carrier Alliance: Will Britain Build India a New Queen Elizabeth-Class Carrier?

Will India’s next aircraft carrier be a British design?British defense contractor BAE Systems is offering a Queen Elizabeth-class design as a contender for India’s third aircraft carrier, which will be built in India.“BAE Systems has begun discussions with India regarding the potential for basing development of the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-2) project on the successful Queen Elizabeth Class design,” said a BAE statement. “The design is adaptable to offer either ski jump or catapult...
Tags: Science, India, BAE, IAC, Bae Systems, Elizabeth, Indian Navy, Vikrant, Vikramaditya, Gorshkov, Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Britain Build India, Elizabeth Class Carrier


Jennifer Lawrence Joins Mysterious New Movie From Distributor A24

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has appeared in 19 movies since her breakout role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, and Dark Phoenix, her 20th film in 9 years, comes out in under two months. But if it feels like you haven’t seen much of Lawrence lately, it’s because she took a well-deserved break from acting and hasn’t spent much time on a movie set since 2017. But a new report says she’s ending her hiatus with a mysterious new independent film from distributor A24, the company responsible for f...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Casting, Oscar, Broadway, New Orleans, IAC, A24, Macbeth, Independent, Denzel Washington, Bush, Indiewire, Lawrence, Kenneth Lonergan, Rudin


Jennifer Lawrence Picks Next Movie: A Drama With Acclaimed Theater Director

Jennifer Lawrence will star in an untitled film for IAC FILMS and A24 to be directed by acclaimed theater director Lila Neugebauer, who will make her feature film debut. The script was written by first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, with Lawrence and Justine Polsky. This marks the first film […]
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, News, IAC, A24, Scott Rudin, Lawrence, Eli Bush, Lila Neugebauer, The Waverly Gallery, Justine Polsky, Elizabeth Sanders Scott Rudin


Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OKCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities for dating apps in Asia. Specifically, the company has appointed three new General Managers in Asia to focus on areas like Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The company explains its decision has to do with the po...
Tags: Apps, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Tinder, China, Southeast Asia, India, Seo, Tech, Taiwan, Dating, Middle East, Korea, Tokyo


Vimeo has acquired short-form video-creation platform Magisto, reportedly for $200M

Vimeo, the IAC-owned platform for hosting, sharing and monetizing streamed video, has made an acquisition to expand into providing more creation and editing tools. The company has acquired Magisto, a startup founded in Israel that currently has more than 100 million users, which focuses on providing tools to create and edit short-form videos, providing not just editing but sourcing of music, stock photos and other elements as part of the mix. Vimeo — which itself has 90 million members in more t...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, California, Israel, Tech, M&a, Vimeo, IAC, Livestream, Crunchbase, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal, Magisto, Anjali Sud, Oren Boiman, Mail Ru Group Notably, David Chertok Keren Sadeh Omri Arouch


Vimeo has acquired short-form video creation platform Magisto

Vimeo, the IAC -owned platform for hosting, sharing and monetizing streamed video, has made an acquisition to expand into providing more creation and editing tools. The company has acquired Magisto, a startup founded in Israel that currently has over 100 million users that focuses on providing tools to create and edit short-form videos, providing not just editing but sourcing of music, stock photos and other elements as part of the mix. Vimeo — which itself has 90 million members in over 150 c...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, California, Israel, Tech, M&a, Vimeo, IAC, PitchBook, Magisto, Anjali Sud, Oren Boiman, Mail Ru Group Notably


Jews slain at Tree of Life synagogue remembered in Woodland Hills tree planting ceremony

  An olive tree is planted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Israeli-American Council in Woodland Hills. The olive tree, a symbol of peace, was planted to honor the memory of the 11 lives taken last year in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) City Councilman Bob Blumenfield speaks during an olive tree planting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Israeli-American Council in Woodland Hills. The olive tree, a symbo...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sport, Soccer, Community, IAC, Local News, Pittsburgh, Platt, NIA, Los Angeles City, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Shapiro, Calabasas, American Council


Why Some Airlines Bring Back Classic Paint Jobs Decades After They Vanish From the Skies

On the grassy outskirts of Dublin Airport, across the looping service roads that bring millions of travelers to the gleaming gates of Terminals 1 and 2, there's a massing of gray hangars the traveling public might not notice. One of them is home to International Aerospace Coatings, or IAC, which, as its name suggests, is...
Tags: General, Advertising, Dublin Airport, IAC, International Aerospace Coatings


How Netflix is eating the Academy

It’s Oscar night! Do you care? If you’re me, and/or the statistically average watcher, the answer is: a whole lot less than you used to. Last year’s viewership hit an all-time low. Whither Hollywood, which just does not dominate the cultural conversation the way it used to? Oh, at first glance it’s doing just fine — last year the total US box office hit almost $12 billion, the highest ever. But look a little deeper and the numbers are more troubling. Most of that gain is from higher ticket price...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Usa, Hollywood, Opinion, China, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, IAC, Hastings, Google Apple, Amazon Studios, Barry Diller, Matthew Ball


SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions

Last year, Spotify in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium accounts aimed at artists, SoundCloud Pro and SoundCloud Pro Unlimited. With SoundCloud Premier distribution, artists can upload their tracks to all major music services, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Tencent, YouTube Music and even Instagram, directly from SoundCloud. The service, which is now launchi...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Media, Instagram, Tech, Artists, Music Services, IAC, Subscriptions, Soundcloud, Songs, Artist, Distribution, TuneCore, SoundCloud Premier


Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but they’re still an intimate part of millions of people’s lives and have long been in the sights of hackers. If the hackers aren’t hitting the back-end database like with the AdultFriendFinder, Ashley Madison, and Zoosk breaches, the hackers are trying break in through the f...
Tags: Travel, Security, Apps, Spokesperson, Computing, Hackers, IAC, Plentyoffish, Ashley Madison, Okcupid, Major, Natalie Sawyer


Vimeo revenue jumps 54 percent in 2018, paying subscribers near one million

Online video platform Vimeo's revenue jumped 54 percent last year as its subscriber base surpassed 950,000, its parent group IAC said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, IAC