Latest CityGrid Media News
May 10, 2013
May 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm May 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm GeekWire Awards: Tickets available now! Jason Finger Jason Finger, who was appointed CEO of IAC’s CityGrid Media 14 months ago, has left the company to “pursue other opportunities,” says a spokeswoman for IAC. Finger, the former CEO of Seamless Web, left the company earlier this week. He has been replaced by Ron LaPierre, who is serving as CEO CityGrid may not be a household name, but some of its properties are. They include Citysearch, as well as two properties born in Seattle: Urbanspoon and Buzz Labs. We’ve also heard that Urbanspoon, the restaurant recommendation app and Web site which IAC acquired in 2009, has been considering selling its Rezbook online dinner reservation service. At the time of his appointment last year, Finger noted the opportunities in front of the company. “CityGrid Media’s network of properties offer unique opportunities to capture and grow value in the local market,” he said in a release. As reported last fall , CityGrid underwent a layoff, though no staffers at Urbanspoon were impacted (which at the time employed 100 people). John Cook is GeekWire's co-founder and editor, a veteran reporter and the longest-serving journalist on the Pacific Northwest tech startup beat. Follow him @johnhcook and email email@example.com . GeekWire Awards 2016: The Pacific Northwest's annual startup and technology awards. GeekWire rolls out the red carpet each year at the EMP Museum in Seattle to honor the top innovators, entrepreneurs, startups and do-gooder geeks, as nominated and chosen by the GeekWire community. More than 800 people attend this fun event. Tickets available here .