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Expedia Shareholders Reject Proposal to Require Greater Disclosure of Company’s Political Donations

The U.S. Capitol as seems on January 18, 2017. Expedia shareholders rejected a proposal to provide more transparency about political contributions. Geoff Livingston / Skift Take: Regarding this particular shareholder proposal on increased transparency about political contributions, the stockholder who mattered the most was Barry Diller. But if the political winds in the U.S. […]

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Expedia’s Barry Diller Characterizes Removing Middle Seats on Airplanes as ‘Absurd’

Barry Diller on Face the Nation said the economy is in the “teething” stages of recovery on April 26, 2020. Skift Skift Take: Barry Diller let it rip on Sunday in a wide-ranging interview on the pandemic, calling President Trump a “witch doctor” for his coronavirus treatment recommendations. Whether the subject is Trump or regulation […]

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What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia?

Barry Diller, chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp and chairman of Expedia Group, spoke during the WSJ D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on October 17, 2017. Diller has been making changes at Expedia Group. Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg Skift Take: It increasingly looks like what we expected will happen […]

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Expedia’s Payout to Its Ousted CEO Could Be Nearly $12 Million

Then-CEO Mark Okerstrom of Expedia Group at the company’s Explore ’19 partner conference at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas November 14, 2019. Okerstrom resigned a couple of weeks later. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia Group Skift Take: When you consider Mark Okerstrom’s performance, which will lead to a golden parachute substantially less than what […]

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What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Barry Diller, shown here in an earlier photo, addressed Expedia workers at the Seattle headquarters on Dec. 19, 2019. JD Lascia / Flickr Skift Take: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at […]

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The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

Attendees at the Expedia Explore ’19 conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas November 13-13, 2019. They heard all about Expedia’s strategy, which may change anew. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia Group Skift Take: The strategy and vision for the next stage in Expedia Group’s life should include sharp departures from the status quo, but […]

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Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Expedia Group senior executive Barry Diller is searching for a CEO to replace Mark Okerstrom. Diller is shown November 14, 2019 at the company’s partner conference in Las Vegas. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia Group Skift Take: Facing intense competition and a company in disarray, the Expedia Group board and senior executive Barry Diller have […]

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Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Moves to Simplify Corporate Structure

Shown here is Barry Diller. Expedia will stop being a controlled company by Diller’s vehicle after the deal is complete, and Chairman Barry Diller will own about 29% of the company’s voting power. Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, spoke during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Chris Goodney […]