Image via CrunchBase Fred Wilson, a VC and Principal at Union Square Station as well as an investor in Twitter, made some very important and often missed observations about making money on the Internet. Fundamentals of Making Money Online His whole talk at #140Conf can be boiled down to the 3 Funadamental Rules of Making […]
I guess the market agreed with my positive outlook on the break-up of IAC/InterActiveCorp. IACI was rewarded with a $2.22 a share and 7.49% increase and one of the NASDAQ volume leaders for yesterday.
IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) reports early this morning that it will spin out LendingTree as a part of a reorganization that will split IAC into five public firms (WSJ subscription). Barry Diller makes a couple of interesting statements in this announcement. Like a concern over complexity and lack of clarity in their conglomerate of businesses: In a […]
ZipSearch! has been surging above the radar in the mortgage and insurance lead generation space. The neat part to watch is that their surge is not based on colossal partnerships or press release buzz. It is built on good old fashion performance. Their founder and CEO talks a lot about the efficacy of advertising. Answering […]
Jere Doyle of Prospectiv dissects what online lead generation best practices should truly be addressing: What our industry needs is to come out with firm best practices that address HOW leads are collected and WHAT advertisers do with leads once they get them. Issues such as transparency, data sharing, and misleading promotions need to be […]
Keith Burwell and I will be in California most of next week and we would love the opportunity to get everyone (lenders, lead providers, etc.) together for dinner. Any suggestions for good places to gather? Here is the tentative schedule: San Diego: Wednesday, 10/24, 6:00 pm UPDATE: Morton’s Steakhouse Los Angeles: Thursday, 10/25, 7:00 pm […]
There has been a lot of discussion about Internet lead quality declining. Is it the marketing or the market? I believe it has a lot to do with consumers reacting to the media and the market. read more | digg story