About

IAC’s family of websites is one of the largest in the world, comprised of more than 150 brands and products.

History

IAC has always been at the crossroads of ecommerce, media and the Internet, investing strategically and opportunistically in our companies to provide long term value for shareholders, while creating products that enhance customer experience. Since inception, IAC has spawned six independent publicly traded companies - Expedia, TripAdvisor, HSN, Tree, Interval, and Live Nation (formerly Ticketmaster). The company continues to be at the forefront of New York tech, investing in start ups, acquiring companies, and continuing to develop products organically.

Major Milestone Timeline

2014

  • August
    IAC's Ask.com Acquires Largest Global Q&A Social Network Ask.fm
    IAC's Ask.com Acquires Largest Global Q&A Social Network Ask.fm
  • August
    IAC's Tutor.com Acquires The Princeton Review
    IAC's Tutor.com Acquires The Princeton Review
  • June
    IAC acquires HowAboutWe
    IAC acquires HowAboutWe
  • January
    IAC acquires Investopedia & PriceRunner.
    IAC acquires Investopedia & PriceRunner.

2013

  • December
    Greg Blatt is named Chairman of newly-created Match Group.
    Greg Blatt is named Chairman of newly-created Match Group.
  • September
    IAC completes the sale of Newsweek to IBT Media
    IAC completes the sale of Newsweek to IBT Media
  • January
    IAC Acquires Online Tutoring Service, Tutor.com
    IAC acquires online tutoring service, Tutor.com
  • January
    IAC acquires social discovery service Twoo
    IAC acquires social discovery service Twoo

2012

  • October
    IAC relaunches ServiceMagic as HomeAdvisor
  • September
    IAC's Ask.com Acquires The About Group
    IAC's Ask.com acquires The About Group
  • September
    IAC, Scott Rudin and Frances Coady announce new publishing venture Brightline
  • August
    IAC Acquires DateHookup
    IAC acquires DateHookup
  • August
    CityGrid Media acquires Felix, a performance-based local advertising company
    CityGrid Media acquires Felix, a performance-based local advertising company
  • July
    Ask.com acquires nRelate
    Ask.com acquires nRelate
  • February
    IAC appoints Jeff Kip Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    IAC appoints Jeff Kip Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

2011

  • October
    CozyBoots
    Shoebuy.com acquires CozyBoots.com
  • September
    IAC's Match.com invests in leading Chinese Matchmaking site Zhenai
    IAC's Match.com invests in leading Chinese Matchmaking site Zhenai
  • August
    Match.com completes Tender Offer for Meetic
    Match.com completes Tender Offer for Meetic S.A. (announced 5/11)
  • May
    IAC launches OurTime.com, a new dating site for singles over 50
  • March
    IAC launches Hatch Labs
    IAC launches Hatch Labs
  • February
    IAC's Match.com acquires OkCupid
    IAC's Match.com acquires OkCupid
  • February
    IAC's The Daily Beast completes deal with Newsweek
    IAC's The Daily Beast completes deal with Newsweek, forming The Newsweek/Daily Beast company LLC. (announced 11/10)

2010

  • December
    Greg Blatt is named CEO of IAC
    Greg Blatt is named CEO of IAC. Barry Diller is named Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC.
  • December
    Liberty Media exchanges equity stake in IAC for a combination of operating assets including Evite and Gifts.com
  • July
    Ask.com launches revamped Q&A site
    Ask.com launches revamped Q&A site
  • June
    IAC and CollegeHumor launch Dorkly.com
    IAC and CollegeHumor launch Dorkly.com
  • June
    Citysearch LLC becomes CityGrid Media
    Citysearch LLC becomes CityGrid Media
  • May
    Match.com becomes the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo!
    Match.com becomes the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo!
  • May
    IAC and Mindspark acquire DailyBurn.com
    IAC and Mindspark acquire DailyBurn.com
  • February
    IAC and Match.com acquire Singlesnet
    IAC and Match.com acquire Singlesnet
  • February
    Match.com and Meetic launch a joint venture in Latin America
  • January
    IAC and Electus launch DumbDumb
    IAC and Electus launch DumbDumb

2009

  • July
    IAC announces a new partnership with Ben Silverman to launch Electus, a next-generation multi-media studio
    IAC announces a new partnership with Ben Silverman to launch Electus, a next-generation multi-media studio
  • July
    IAC announces the launch of production company Notional
    IAC announces the launch of production company Notional
  • July
    IAC and Match.com acquire PeopleMedia
    IAC and Match.com acquire PeopleMedia, a leading operator of targeted dating sites
  • June
    IAC contributes the assets of Very Short List (VSL) to a joint venture with the Observer Media Group
  • April
    IAC and Citysearch acquire Urbanspoon
    IAC and Citysearch acquire Urbanspoon
  • March
    IAC and CollegeHumor Media acquire SportsPickle.com
    IAC and CollegeHumor Media acquire SportsPickle.com
  • February
    AC and Match.com partner with Meetic
    IAC and Match.com partner with Meetic in an agreement for Meetic to acquire Match.com's European operations in exchange for an approximate 27% stake in the France-based company
  • February
    IAC Appoints Greg Blatt as CEO of Match.com. Gregg Winiarski is named SVP, General Counsel of IAC
    IAC Appoints Greg Blatt as CEO of Match.com. Gregg Winiarski is named SVP, General Counsel of IAC
  • January
    IAC Consumer Applications and Portals changes its name to Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
    IAC Consumer Applications and Portals changes its name to Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
  • January
    IAC and ServiceMagic acquire Market Hardware, Inc.
    IAC and ServiceMagic acquire Market Hardware, Inc.
  • January
    IAC completes the sale of ReserveAmerica
    IAC completes the sale of ReserveAmerica
  • January
    IAC completes the sale of 23/6
    IAC completes the sale of 23/6

2008

  • December
    IAC unwinds its 30% equity stake in Jupiter Shop Channel
    IAC unwinds its 30% equity stake in Jupiter Shop Channel
  • October
    IAC and ServiceMagic acquire a majority stake in The Koening Company (which owns 123Devis.com and 123GetAQuote.co.uk) and acquires Travaux.com from Groupe CyberArchi therefore launching ServiceMagic Europe in conjunction with ServiceMagic International
  • October
    IAC launches The Daily Beast
    IAC launches The Daily Beast, a website dedicated to news and commentary, culture and entertainment, in partnership with Tina Brown
  • August
    IAC completes the spin-offs of HSN, Inc. (HSNI), Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (IILG), Ticketmaster (TKTM) and Tree.com (TREE) - (announced 11/07)
  • July
    IAC launches Life123.com
    IAC launches Life123.com
  • June
    IAC completes the sale of Entertainment Publications, Inc.
  • May
    IAC and Ask.com acquire Lexico, owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com
    IAC and Ask.com acquire Lexico, owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com
  • January
    IAC acquires a minority stake in TheHealthCentral Network
    IAC acquires a minority stake in TheHealthCentral Network

2007

  • September
    IAC acquires GarageGames and announces the creation of InstantAction.com
    IAC acquires GarageGames and announces the creation of InstantAction.com
  • June
    IAC completes the sale of Home Shopping Europe GmbH & Co. KG to KarstadtQuelle AG (announced 5/07)
  • March
    IAC HQ, designed by Frank Gehry, opens in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City

2006

  • November
    IAC completes the sale of PRC
    IAC completes the sale of PRC to an entity owned by Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC (announced 11/06)
  • August
    IAC acquires Connected Ventures, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com
  • May
    IAC launches Pronto.com
    IAC launches Pronto.com
  • February
    IAC acquires Shoebuy.com, Inc.
    IAC acquires Shoebuy.com, Inc. (announced 1/06)

2005

  • September
    IAC ticker symbol changes to 'IACI'
  • August
    IAC one-for-two reverse stock split on August 9
  • August
    IAC completes spin-off of Expedia, Inc.
    IAC completes spin-off of Expedia, Inc. (announced 12/04)
  • July
    IAC acquires Ask Jeeves, Inc. (announced 3/05)
    IAC acquires Ask Jeeves, Inc. (announced 3/05)
  • June
    IAC unwinds its interest in VUE
  • June
    IAC completes the sale of its interest in Euvía Media (announced 03/05)
  • April
    IAC acquires Cornerstone Brands, Inc.
    IAC acquires Cornerstone Brands, Inc. (announced 3/05)
  • March
    IAC launches Gifts.com
    IAC launches Gifts.com
  • February
    IAC acquires Bloglines
    IAC acquires Bloglines
  • January
    IAC completes eLong warrant exercise
    IAC completes eLong warrant exercise (announced 12/04)

2004

  • December
    IAC acquires Home Loan Center (announced 9/04)
  • September
    IAC acquires ServiceMagic, Inc.
    IAC acquires ServiceMagic, Inc. (announced 7/04)
  • August
    IAC makes 30% investment in eLong, Inc.
    IAC makes 30% investment in eLong, Inc. (announced 7/04)
  • July
    InterActiveCorp renamed IAC/InterActiveCorp
    InterActiveCorp renamed IAC/InterActiveCorp
  • April
    IAC acquires TripAdvisor, Inc.
    IAC acquires TripAdvisor, Inc. (announced 3/04)
  • March
    Match.com named World's Biggest Dating Site
    Match.com named World's Biggest Dating Site

2003

  • December
    RealEstate.com
    IAC acquires RealEstate.com and GetSmart (announced 10/03)
  • November
    IAC acquires Hotwire
    IAC acquires Hotwire (announced 9/03)
  • August
    LendingTree
    IAC acquires LendingTree (announced 5/03)
  • August
    Expedia
    IAC acquires remainder of Expedia (announced 3/03)
  • June
    USA Interactive is renamed InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI)
  • June
    Hotels.com
    IAC acquires remainder of Hotels.com (announced 4/03)
  • April
    uDate.com
    USAI acquires uDate.com (announced 12/02)
  • March
    Entertainment Publications Inc.
    USAI acquires Entertainment Publications Inc. (announced 11/02)
  • January
    USAI acquires remainder of Ticketmaster
    USAI acquires remainder of Ticketmaster (announced 10/02)

2002

  • September
    Interval International
    USAI acquires Interval International (announced 5/02)
  • May
    USAI contributes USA Entertainment to Vivendi Universal Entertainment, a joint venture controlled by Vivendi; USA Networks, Inc. is renamed USA Interactive (announced 12/01)
  • May
    USAI acquires TV Travel Group (announced 2/02)
  • February
    Expedia
    USAI acquires a controlling interest in Expedia (announced 7/01)

2001

  • August
    Univision
    USAI completes sale of USA Broadcasting to Univision (announced 12/00)
  • January
    Ticketmaster
    Ticketmaster combines with TMCS (announced 11/00)

2000

  • April
    USAI acquires Precision Response Corporation (announced 1/00)
  • February
    USAI
    USAI two-for-one stock split on February 24
  • February
    Hotel Reservations Network (later renamed Hotels.com) completes IPO

1999

  • September
    TMCS acquires the Sidewalk city guides from Microsoft (announced 7/99)
  • June
    Match.com
    TMCS acquires Match.com
  • May
    USAI acquires Hotel Reservations Network (later renamed Hotels.com) (announced 7/99)

1998

  • December
    Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Inc. (TMCS) completes IPO (merged 9/98)
  • September
    CitySearch
    Ticketmaster Online merges with CitySearch (announced 8/98)
  • May
    USAI acquires remaining interest in Ticketmaster from public
  • March
    USAI two-for-one stock split on March 26
  • February
    USAI
    HSN, inc. acquires USA Network, SCI FI, and Universal domestic TV (renamed Studios USA) from Seagram; HSN, inc. renamed USA Networks, Inc. (USAI) (announced 10/97)

1997

  • July
    HSN, inc. acquires 50% of Ticketmaster Group, Inc. from Paul Allen (announced 5/97)

1996

  • December
    HSN Inc.
    Silver King, Home Shopping Network, and Savoy Pictures Entertainment merge; Silver King Communications, Inc. is renamed HSN, Inc.

1995

  • August
    Barry Diller is named Chairman and CEO of Silver King Communications, Inc.
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