Diller, like his company IAC, is difficult to characterize. One-on-one he appears anything but arrogant and slick. In fact, for a chief executive, he seems unusually willing to question himself.
Editor's note: Every week, Fortune.com publishes a story from our magazine archives. This week, The New York Times company closed its' $300 million dollar sale of About.com, a network of topic articles, to Ask.com. Much was written about how much the Times MORESep 30, 2012 8:05 AM ET
Young would-be buyers are losing interest in cars. To rekindle the fire, Toyota is unveiling a sporty new sports car that doesn't cost a fortune.
By Doron Levin, contributor
FORTUNE -- Young buyers -- "millennials" in the parlance of marketers -- present an enigma for auto executives. For decades, they have taken for granted that young people will lust after cool new cars -- even if they can't yet afford them. Now, MORESep 28, 2012 12:34 PM ET
How filled tortillas became the perfect global food. A review of Jeffrey M. Pilcher's Planet Taco.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- A taco can be many things. The first recorded use of the word wasn't even in Spanish, it was in French -- taco stood in for the cloth plug that held the spherical bullet of an arquebus. The year was 1607. By the 18th century, taco had migrated MORESep 28, 2012 8:46 AM ET
In his new book, Forget About Today, journalist Jon Friedman draws life lessons from the rock icon's long career.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- Is Bob Dylan inspiring? As a lifelong Dylan fan, my answer is yes, absolutely. I started listening to Dylan as a teenage guitar nerd in the early 1980s, when I discovered The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, an album released two years before my birth. I would MORESep 26, 2012 7:29 AM ET
The oil giant has subpoenaed the big DC firm concerning its role in a fraud-tainted case.
By Roger Parloff
FORTUNE -- While everyone is entitled to a lawyer to help him pursue his legal rights, no one is entitled to a lawyer to help him complete a crime in progress.
In a hearing this morning in a federal suit in New York, oil giant Chevron Corp. is accusing the politically connected, 500-attorney MORESep 25, 2012 9:12 AM ET
What is a magazine app? Fortune brings a new perspective to the iPad.
By Megan Barnett, managing editor, Fortune.com
FORTUNE -- Fortune's iPad app is all grown up.
Subscribers have been enjoying our magazine on the iPad for more than two years. But just as Fortune is much more than a magazine, we wanted our iPad app to offer all that Fortune has to offer every day, not just when our new MORESep 24, 2012 7:24 AM ET
Editor's note: Every week, Fortune.com publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. This week, Fortune launched the 2012 edition of its annual Most Powerful Women list, a ranking of the women who are shaping the future of technology, defense, and media. This piece from 1956 looks at the progress women were making in the workplace -- as well as major obstacles.
By Katharine Hamill
FORTUNE -- There are MORESep 23, 2012 11:03 AM ET
In a new novel, a former trader dramatizes Wall Street skullduggery. A review of Black Fridays, by Michael Sears.
By Lawrence A. Armour, contributor
FORTUNE -- For those of us who still read newspapers, the last few days have brought useful insights into how Wall Street really works. We learned, for instance, that the SEC fined the New York Stock Exchange a token $5 million over charges that certain NYSE customers MORESep 21, 2012 7:17 AM ET
The Government weighed in Wednesday. How does its report differ from Fortune's June Investigation?
By Katherine Eban
FORTUNE -- In a long-awaited report released Wednesday, the Justice Department's Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz spread blame widely for a now notorious gun-trafficking investigation, Fast and Furious, run jointly by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Arizona U.S. Attorney's office.
In the case, agents monitored the voluminous purchase of MORESep 20, 2012 9:57 PM ET
No, it's not a steroidal muscle car or rough-neck truck. It's a mid-size sedan. And it shows just how far the company has come under CEO Alan Mulally.
Please see correction below.
By Doron Levin, contributor
FORTUNE -- Ford Motor Co.'s restyled Fusion midsize family sedan clearly departs from the model it replaces in the looks department. The old one was utilitarian and sensible; the new one borders on racy, like a chorus MORESep 20, 2012 7:16 AM ET
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