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USA Interactive Buys UK Online Dating Service

News, 23 December 2002

USA Interactive – the American media group headed by Barry Diller – has purchased one of Britain’s most profitable dotcoms,

The online dating service, which has over 235,000 paying subscribers, will cost USA £91 million ($146m; €142m), making uDate founder Mel Morris a millionaire.

The US group owns stateside dating site Other assets include Ticketmaster and travel site Expedia.

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