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ASKfm updates Q&A app to attract millennials

Social media pioneer ASKfm has updated its iOS and Android apps to bring a new look and features to the platform.

15/01/2016  |  Full story...

Controversial social network Ask.fm sold to IAC

IAC, the digital media giant behind Tinder, Vimeo and Ask.com, has bought annonymous social network Ask.fm.

15/08/2014  |  Full story...

Dating app Tinder to open for ads ‘soon’

Tinder is set to include ads for the first time, as IAC’s popular dating app looks to capitalise on the boom in mobile matchmaking, according to a news report.

06/05/2014  |  Full story...

Vimeo debuts ‘tip jar’ for ad-free content

Video sharing site Vimeo is introducing a ‘tip jar’ to help contributors monetise their content without ads. The ‘tip jar’ lets a viewer click a button by a video to contribute money to the creator. For its part, Vimeo will take 15% commission. The IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned firm is also planning to launch pay-per-view functionality on the video platform, as it looks to monetise its audience of 75 million viewers a month.

In an interview with Beet.tv (embedded below) CEO Kery Trainor said the platform is interested to see "just what are the types of content that work in a channel like this".

25/09/2012  |  Full story...

Ask ditches search for community answers

Ask.com is cutting 130 engineering jobs and outsourcing its search technology, as the internet icon finally concedes that it cannot compete with Google and Bing in the search market. In a move similar to Yahoo, which recently outsourced its search technology to Microsoft, Ask.com will stop working on its search algorithm and instead hire a third-party company to provide that technology.

The company is laying off engineers based in Edison, New Jersey, and in China, althouth it has not disclosed which companies it is approaching about a search partnership. Ask.com, which digital conglomerate IAC bought in 2005, plans to focus on developing its online question-and-answer service, in which actual humans field customers' queries. An "ask the community" program launched in July.

11/10/2010

11/11/2010  |  Full story...

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