Barry Diller, Expedia Inc.'s chairman, told the online travel service company's employees he has "no intention" to transfer control of the company to Liberty Media Corp.

The e-mail, sent Friday to all Expedia employees, was disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Monday.

"I don't want any of you to wonder or worry that the Company is being tossed around between me and Liberty as a pawn on a chessboard," the e-mail said. "It is not. I would prefer that there be no speculation, but since I can't prevent Liberty from doing so in numerous conferences and meetings, I'd rather be on the record, with clarity."

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