InterActiveCorp, headed by US media tycoon Barry Diller, has launched a $1.85bn (&£980m) agreed takeover bid for search engine company Ask Jeeves. IAC already owns Expedia, Ticketmaster, Match.com and television channel Home Shopping Network.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From learning to speak up as a junior marketer to IAG Cargo’s transformation, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
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