In February 1998, it acquired the television assets of Universal Studios (including USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel, and Universal Television's domestic production and distribution arms) for .1 billion.
In the early 2000s, USA Networks began divesting itself of its traditional television broadcasting and production units.
Perhaps Match's most famous brand is Tinder, a location-based app that allows users to find likeminded individuals located near them who are also looking to meet up.
Founded in 2012, the app became so popular so fast that within two years it was recording one billion daily page "swipes" (when a user touches an image on an app).
Besides Match.com, its flagship site, the company owns, mostly as a result of acquisition, Ok Cupid, Meetic, Twoo, Plentyoffish, Friend Scout24, Black People Meet, Our Time.com, and
Note: because these sites are free, they are supported by ads, and not all of these ads are considered family-friendly.
One of the most popular activities online is finding people to communicate with.
We all crave relationships and human connection, and the Web has made this possible for more people all over the world than at any other time in history. Many people utilize sites that connect you with people that hold similar interests - to find and enrich these connections.
Simply searching for "meet people online" will bring you back more results than you probably will know what to do with.
It's sometimes difficult to know which websites are reputable, which ones are legitimate, and which ones are just out to take your hard-earned money.