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IAC Reups with google

7:23 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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it has extended a deal with Google Inc. GOOG) to provide search advertising on its Internet properties, primarily the Ask.com search engine.

IAC Chief Executive Barry Diller said in a briefing Monday that the Google deal is worth in excess of $3.5 billion to IAC. The prior Google deal was slated to expire at the of the year.

2:17 am on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Plus, it inoculates them against a penalty for all the interlinking. Yes, they are separate and in theory one should affect the other, but when a $3.5 B client calls wondering about a drop in rank, the CEO gets involved.
5:21 pm on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Great news for ask, bet they were starting to get a little bit worried, haven't they been trying to resign since last February?