Articles tagged “barry diller”

Lawsuit Challenges Barry Diller’s Future Control of Expedia

Lawsuit Challenges Barry Diller’s Future Control of Expedia

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The odds are against this shareholder lawsuit against Barry Diller and the Expedia Group board doing anything to upend Diller's ongoing control of the company, so look for a financial settlement. But the issues raised highlight why good governance groups abhor companies that don't have truly independent directors.

2 months ago

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Moves to Simplify Corporate Structure

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Moves to Simplify Corporate Structure

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia will stop being a controlled company after it acquires Liberty, and Barry Diller, chairman of Expedia, will own about 29 percent of the online travel group's voting power. The move makes the company's ownership structure more transparent, which is a good thing.

5 months ago

Expedia’s Barry Diller Calls on Google to Be Regulated

Expedia’s Barry Diller Calls on Google to Be Regulated

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Diller is one of the godfathers of online travel and Expedia is probably among the top two travel advertisers in Google. Whether his comments will lead to lobbying or business practice changes, is today's multibillion dollar question.

11 months ago

8 Insights Into Uber CEO Pick Dara Khosrowshahi From Peers and Rivals

8 Insights Into Uber CEO Pick Dara Khosrowshahi From Peers and Rivals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With a two-decade track record in online travel, Khosrowshahi has had his duck-and-cover as well as been-on-a-mountaintop moments. If Uber's looking for a steady hand, and a guy with experience who isn't afraid to take a U-turn when called for, then they could have done a helluva lot worse.

2 years ago

Oral History of Online Travel: Barry Diller’s Deals Built A Travel Empire

Oral History of Online Travel: Barry Diller’s Deals Built A Travel Empire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Barry Diller, the senior executive at both IAC and Expedia, doesn't need any more plaques on his mansions' walls but he is one of the people who had oversized influence in making online travel what it is today. He had a great eye for how e-commerce would emerge and he pulled the trigger on his great acquisitions.

3 years ago

Barry Diller on Expedia Buying HomeAway: ‘Smartest Thing Is to Disrupt’

Barry Diller on Expedia Buying HomeAway: ‘Smartest Thing Is to Disrupt’

Jason Clampet, Skift

If you have a company with multiple product lines and consumer strategies, you want a chairman like Barry Diller to have your back.

4 years ago

Was Barry Diller uncomfortable with giving up control of Expedia?

Was Barry Diller uncomfortable with giving up control of Expedia?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Every billionaire needs an online travel agency trophy, but beyond that Barry Diller likely feels that he still has a lot of work to do at Expedia.

7 years ago

The real winner in the TripAdvisor stake sale is — surprise, surprise — Barry Diller

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Liberty Media-Barry Diller deal for control of TripAdvisor is all about profits and taxes, and not about a change in strategic direction for the hotel-review site.

7 years ago