Barry Diller's Dreams

Rob Hof

Web 2.0 conference coproducer John Battelle is asking IAC's Barry Diller why he bought the search engine Ask. Diller paints it not as a defensive move but an offensive one. His plans? For one thing, a whole bunch of specialized search engines, for travel, for tickets, for everything else that IAC owns. Maybe a clue to where Ask might go.

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