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But if you can change the game—not make it about doing beautiful TV campaigns and charging people a month for a subscription—and create a new game, that game being one of "get customers to talk about you by word of mouth," use viral tactics, make it free. And that's what we did with Cliffs Notes versus Spark Notes. All of a sudden there was a competitor giving away their product for free. When someone comes in and changes the rules of the game, the incumbents can be put on their heels.
Khazan: You became part of the incumbent, though, when you joined Match. Why would I sign up for Match if I could do OKCupid for free?
There are things I want to do that don’t make sense for Ok Cupid to do because of their brand or their positioning that I can do on Chemistry or on Match. Khazan: It’s been written about you that you’ve always had an entrepreneurial streak. Yagan: I started my first company when I was in my college dorm as a senior with two of my really good friends. We consumed 30 percent of all the Internet traffic in Europe in 2002. Yagan: I’ve given this a lot of thought as I’ve gotten older.
I never had a lemonade stand, I never had a paper route.
But to the consumer we want to offer the broadest, most competitive set of products that we can. Then I started a company called Edonkey, which was basically Napster for video. Khazan: Was there anything in your childhood or early adulthood that encouraged you to be more inclined toward entrepreneurship?
Last week, IAC announced the launch of yet another site, Delightful, aimed at people who seek love and relationships, rather than just hookups.
It will be headed in part by the comedian Steve Harvey, who will serve as the brand’s “Chief Love Officer.”“This is our first brand focused on the L word as opposed to other brands that focus on dates,” said Sam Yagan, the CEO who will run Delighful with Harvey.
It sometimes seems like there are as many online dating sites as there are fish in the sea.
But actually, most of the services are owned by just two big companies.