FINANCIAL TIMES -- Apr 30 -- Barry Diller is looking to expand his internet dating empire, hoping to capitalize on a boom in the number of people looking for love online in uncertain economic times. Mr. Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC, which owns Match.com, was “very interested” in Yahoo’s personal ads operation, he said as he unveiled first-quarter figures showing a healthy 6% underlying rise in revenues at Match.com. Yahoo would not comment, but analysts say it may outsource Yahoo Personals. The modern way of matchmaking generates $1.8 billion in revenues in the US, MarketData estimated earlier this year.
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