Mark Zuckerberg on competition | Barry Diller on Tinder
Mark Zuckerberg on competition
On Apr 9, 2012, at 9:58 AM, Mark Zuckerberg wrote:
Confidential - DO NOT SHARE
I'm excited to share the news that last night we reached an agreement to acquire Instagram.
Below is a post about the deal that I'm about to put on my timeline. Instagram has built a successful network and mainstream brand by focusing on building the best mobile photos experience. After spending a lot of time with the Instagram team over the last few months working on Open Graph, and over the last couple of weeks discussing this, it's clear we share the same values and vision for the future of mobile photos.
We are committed to keeping the Instagram brand and growing their app independently. We will also continue on our FB Camera work. Over time we can build these two products to move closer together as it makes sense.
As always, feel free to ask me any questions you have about this at this week's open Q&A.
To: Mark Zuckerberg
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 10:04 AM
From: Mark Zuckerberg
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 10:09 AM
Thanks. One reason people underestimate the importance of watching Google is that we can likely always just buy any competitive startups, but it'll be a while before we can buy Google.
[This document is from the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee (2020).]
Barry Diller on Tinder
On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:39 AM, Barry Diller wrote:
An anecdote - talking today to one of the deck crew on my boat - they said that Tinder has been a social godsend in more ways than browsing. The boat travels a great deal, and is now in the Caribbean, lots of islands to and fro. They’re always seeking information on good restaurants, activities, etc and once they’ve got some matches, they then start a dialogue - they say this is a far better information and communication source than any other method.
You probably have endless anecdotes, but for me, this one confirmed in a real way that the platform can be used in many ways other than ‘dating’.
Hope all is well for you. I saw Yuri Milner recently and he is very much a believer and supporter (and someone I have great respect for).
From: Sean Rad
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:43 AM
To: Barry Diller
Subject: Re: (No subject)
Thanks for sharing this with me Barry! A common request we get from our users is the ability for them to change locations and connect with people in cities they plan to travel to before they get there. This is actually something we’re thinking of offering as a paid feature. It would appeal to a small portion of our userbase, but it has potential to be a meaningful revenue stream as they would likely pay a great deal for it. This would be a start, but our ultimate revenue model should appeal to a broader audience and provide recurring/repeat value to users.
Yuri seems to be a great guy!
I saw your wife speak at an event last night... She’s so lovely and very inspiring.
[This document is from Sean Rad v. IAC/InterActiveCorp (2021).]
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