Barry Diller cuts the fat

Working for Barry Diller is a harrowing experience. Just take a look at Jim Lanzone, the former CEO of, before he joined IAC, and after. Even so, we're reconsidering our sympathetic view of Lanzone. We hear that one big reason he was fired was the slipping schedule on an news site. Despite putting 20 people nearly full-time on the project, and getting help from Digg, Lanzone missed a December deadline for the site, now slated for a February launch.