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Tinder Owner IAC Sues Co-Founder Sean Rad Over Company Documents

Match Group, the Dallas based online dating company behind popular services including Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish and its parent firm IAC has filed a lawsuit against Tinder co-founder and ex CEO Sean Rad alleging theft of company files and other proprietary files. The lawsuit filed in a Manhattan state court on Tuesday claims $250 million in damages.

It comes six months after Rad and other Tinder co-founders filed a $2 billion lawsuit against IAC, alleging it manipulated data to lessen Tinder's valuation and rob them of stock options, and that former CEO Greg Blatt engaged in sexual harassment.


IAC is now alleging that Rad in violation of an employment agreement, created backups of internal e-mails, directly copied company files that include “highly sensitive, non-public information concerning his employers’ business strategies and plans.” and forwarded company e-mails to personal addresses.

Tinder's history has had a share of lawsuits beginning from that of co-founder W…

Get Ready for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg is a CES 2019 featured speaker

Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Brainstorm TECH

From the 8th -11th of January 2019, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be holding in Las Vegas for the 52nd time, initially launching in 1967 and known for its get together of leading companies and individuals in the vast consumer electronics industry.

Next year's event will feature over 1,000 speakers, 4,400 exhibiting companies and 182,000 attendees who will have access to displays of groundbreaking technologies in fields like IoT infrastructure, sleep tech, self-driving technology, drones, digital money, wearables, smart cities, smart home, AI and robotics, AR/VR, 3D printing and high-tech retailing among many.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik will keynote the CES 2019 Leaders in Technology Dinner

image : Waymo

 Featured speakers for the event include:

  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
  • Microsoft Senior Accessibility Architect Mary Bellard.
  • Dolby Laboratories chief scientist Poppy Crum.
  • Ulta Beauty Senior Vice President, Digital & eCommerce Prama Bhatt.
  • Reddit COO Jen Wong.
  • WWE co-president Michelle Wilson.
  • Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg.
  • Aurora co-founder Chris Urmson.
  • Tencent Vice General Manager, Smart Retail Strategic Partnership Department, Cecelia Tian.
  • AMD CEO Lisa Su.
  • IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty speaks at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

image : World Economic Forum / Mattias Nutt

  • Refinery29 VP for Talent Partnerships and Influencer Strategy Natasha Vaquer.
  • IBM VP and CTO, Global Telecom Industry, Craig Farrell.
  •  U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology Andre Hentz.
  • National Safety Council president Deborah Hersman.
  • NextVR VP for content Danny Keens.
  • Volkswagen Executive Vice President for Mobility Services Johann Jungwirth.
  • Yamaha Motor Ventures partner Amish Parashar.
  • LG chief technology officer I.P. Park.
  • Intel SVP Amnon Shashua.
  • Teladoc Health chief medical officer Lewis Levy.
  • Molekule co-founder Jaya Rao.
  • Hearst Global Brand Licensing SVP Donna Kalajian Lagani.
  • Aeris chief technical officer Syed Zaeem Hosain and
  • Johnson & Johnson Global Head of Health Technology and Digital Health Marc Leibowitz.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will speak on the revolutionization of transportation by drones and self-driving technology at CES 2019.

Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune 

These are just some of the 1,100 speakers who will share their thoughts and knowledge on global industries at the Consumer Electronics Show. Many products that have defined everyday life such as the compact disc, satellite radio, Microsoft Xbox, OLED TV, 3D Printers, Blu-Ray DVD and the connected TV first debuted at CES in various years, offering consumers a first glimpse into what has swept the globe in droves at the annual event.

The 2019 CES holding at the busy 3.2 million-square-foot Las Vegas World Trade Center might be the opportunity for you to catch hold of what is set to dominate our environment, You don't have to attend in person, Follow The Techie and other news outlets all around during that time to check on new devices that will be in exhibition by the over 4,400 companies debuting their inventions. One has already been written about right here, a capsule-based beer making machine dubbed the HomeBrew LG will be unveiling at the event.


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