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quick thoughts on the IAC/MDP acquisition rumor

I have a writeup on Teladoc (TDOC) coming next week but felt like throwing out some first impressions on the possibility of IAC acquiring Meredith. I don’t normally comment on rumors but I typed up some thoughts yesterday for my personal file and figured why not share. This past May, Meredith Corp. agreed sell its […]

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Update on IAC (+ Vimeo)

Original Post: Yet Another IAC Writeup So the Angi’s bull case is that fixed pricing (aka, “pre-pricing”, aka “Angi Services”), by alleviating friction on each side of the network, should help convert service requests into transactions: service providers would rather be paid for confirmed jobs than play jump ball for leads that may not convert; […]

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[IAC; ANGI] Yet another IAC write-up

I’ve heard it said that in its early days the consumer internet was treated as another place to replicate tried-and-true practices from the offline world.  Newspapers and magazines were thriving under a hybrid subscription and ad-based model, so it made sense that even as it collected ad revenue from service providers, Angie’s List charged consumers […]

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