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Barry Diller Makes Excuses for Ask.com's Failures

On a conference call to discuss IAC's second-quarter earnings, Barry Diller, the web company's chairman, at times sounded like he was taking personal responsibility for the failure to turn Ask.com into a viable alternative to Google.

IAC/InterActive: Overlooked, Undervalued Internet Stock

Barry Diller's sprawling Internet company operates more than 50 diversified businesses in 30 countries, including such high-traffic sites as Ask.com, Match.com, CitySearch and Dictionary.com. It has gobs of cash and little debt. Yet its stock is stuck.

November Search: All About Google

Internet giant Google grew its U.S. market share by a full percentage point to 71.6 percent in November, according to Web traffic tracker Hitwise. See how Google's gain impacted Bing and Yahoo.