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Google to promise to change and be good, may end FTC antitrust investigations
Hipmunk adds calendar integration to mobile apps

Kayak Redesigns Travel Search Portal ; Now Consistent With Mobile UI

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After redesigning its iPad app and consolidating the app with its iPhone cousin, travel search company Kayak is updating the UI for its web search portal today. The aim with the redesign is to create a more universal and comprehensive consumer experience across all Kayak platforms: web, mobile web and...
Kayak Redesigns Travel Search Portal ; Now Consistent With Mobile UI

Google Buys Frommer's Travel to Stay a Step Ahead of Siri

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Google will reportedly acquire Frommer's, publisher of travel guides for destinations around the world. Just as it did with Zagat's restaurant guides last year, Google is rolling up professional guides to local places and businesses. As search becomes a more futuristic convenience, Google wants to be able to answer...
Google Buys Frommer's Travel to Stay a Step Ahead of Siri

Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent

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Travel search giant Kayak just posted new revenue numbers for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 in a new S-1 filing with the SEC. As we heard last September, Kayak put its IPO plans on hold until market conditions improve. Now that the markets are more stabilized, it should...
Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent
Crowdsourced Flight Finder FlightFox Grabs $800K In Angel Funding, Joins YC’s Latest Batch
(Founder Stories) Kayak’s Paul English Discusses Big Wins & Important Strategic Alliances [TCTV]

EU Still Wants to Challenge Google "Diverting Traffic" to Its Own Services

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Google is abusing its dominance of the search market, according to European Commission competition official Joaquin Almunia. Almunia’s position doesn’t appear to be different than when he expressed it via statement in December, but he elaborated a bit in an interview with the Financial Times about which areas of Google’s...
EU Still Wants to Challenge Google "Diverting Traffic" to Its Own Services

Skyscanner Releases Windows 8 App, Plans 100 New Jobs In Its Scotland HQ

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Last month Skyscanner, which competes with Kayak on flight, hotel and car hire bookings, hit a nice milestetone with 11 million downloads of its free native mobile apps. Today it’s adding to that with a Windows 8 version. The free app is being featured on the Windows Store and is...
Skyscanner Releases Windows 8 App, Plans 100 New Jobs In Its Scotland HQ
Kayak's first public earnings fly high with $76.9M revenue, $7.3M net income

Expedia adds to Google's EU antitrust woes, decision expected after Easter

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Google's position as the dominant search engine doesn't come without a price. Smaller search sites have already tapped on the EU Commission's door to register their complaints about how they are ranked, and Microsoft has also let its feelings on the matter be known. Now, we can add the...
Expedia adds to Google's EU antitrust woes, decision expected after Easter

Groupon Acquires Travel Search Company Uptake

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Groupon has acquired the social travel research start-up Uptake. The price of the deal was in the “teens” of millions, and is essentially an “acqhire” for Uptake’s 20-person Palo Alto, Calif.-based team, according to a source familiar with the deal. That’s not a huge win, given that Uptake had raised...
Groupon Acquires Travel Search Company Uptake

Superfly brings on former KAYAK CFO Bill Smith to advise its flight search disruption

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Last year, we told you about a company called Superfly, that was taking a more personalized approach to finding flights. Here’s how we explained its unique premise, which is extremely helpful: Information such as frequent flyer miles, elite statuses, rewards programs, and more are taken into account and Superfly will...
Superfly brings on former KAYAK CFO Bill Smith to advise its flight search disruption

Groupon Buys Travel Search Site Uptake Mostly For Headcount

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Uptake was an ambitious travel site that never quite broke through. It used social data and sentiment analysis to try and provide better travel discovery and decision support to its users. Originally called Kango, we wrote about the site in 2008 when it relaunched as Uptake. AllThingsD... Please visit Search...
Groupon Buys Travel Search Site Uptake Mostly For Headcount

Google Buys TxVia For Wallet, Pinterest Cofounder Leaves For Andreessen Horowitz, Travel Sites Lodge Google Antitrust Complaint

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Google Buys TxVia For Wallet. Google has bought up payments tech startup TxVia. Google says it values the "fast, flexible and highly reliable payments platform" and intends for partnership to "accelerate innovation" on developing the Google Wallet system. In other...
Google Buys TxVia For Wallet, Pinterest Cofounder Leaves For Andreessen Horowitz, Travel Sites Lodge Google Antitrust Complaint

The 12 Startups Everyone Is Talking About In Silicon Valley

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Like clockwork, there's usually a new batch of startups everyone is talking about every month or so. Sometimes they're older startups that are finally finding their feet. Sometimes they are just coming out of an incubator like Y Combinator. Either way, everyone is pretty excited about them. We spent the...
The 12 Startups Everyone Is Talking About In Silicon Valley

Hot Travel Startup Hipmunk Goes After Company Demanding Patent Payout

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Startup Hipmunk is taking legal action against i2z Technology over a patent dispute. The patent in question, No. 5,345,551, is one that allows for content to be displayed on numerous windows. Hipmunk is suing the company after i2z initially stated Hipmunk was infringing on its patent and demanded a licensing agreement....
Hot Travel Startup Hipmunk Goes After Company Demanding Patent Payout
Kayak's IPO finally takes off with shares priced at $22 to $25

Hipmunk taps Expedia to introduce hotel bookings directly through its travel search apps

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We’ve previously written about how Hipmunk has been setting out to hook the world’s savviest travelers ever since the San Francisco startup launched in the summer of 2010. Now, the travel search startup is going that extra step by enabling direct hotel bookings in its Web and mobile apps. Hipmunk’s...
Hipmunk taps Expedia to introduce hotel bookings directly through its travel search apps

Bing Keeps Getting Smarter: Adds More Info About Cars, Sports Teams

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Bing now knows a lot more about cars and will also give a select group of users the option to compare the performance of different sports teams. Microsoft just announced these updates at the Search Engine Strategies event in New York. The new comparison answers for sports will be rolled...
Bing Keeps Getting Smarter: Adds More Info About Cars, Sports Teams

Google tweaks travel search site for tablets

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Google has updated its flight search engine to make it easier to use on tablets, as more and more people use those devices to book their travel, the company said in a blog post Friday. Google now renders Flight Search for tablet users with a layout, features and format...
Google tweaks travel search site for tablets

Travel search firm Rome2Rio goes B2B, raises $450k and appoints interim CEO

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Australian travel search technology startup Rome2Rio has raised $450,000 in funding from an unnamed online travel agency in Asia and Melbourne entrepreneurs Guy King and Bevan Clark (who founded and sold RetailMeNot). In addition, the company has appointed one of its advisors to interim CEO, namely Viator founder and former...
Travel search firm Rome2Rio goes B2B, raises $450k and appoints interim CEO
Tumblr Is The New York Area's Third Billion-Dollar Startup Exit In The Past 12 Months

Hipmunk Aims At Assistants And Office Managers With Its First Paid Product, Hipmunk Business Class

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Travel search startup Hipmunk is launching its first paid product today — Hipmunk Business Class, which offers extra features designed for assistants, office managers, and other folks who have to book trips for multiple businesses travelers. CEO Adam Goldstein tells me he originally launched the site based on his own...
Hipmunk Aims At Assistants And Office Managers With Its First Paid Product, Hipmunk Business Class

PRO: Some rough waters for Kayak IPO

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Travel search company Kayak Software filed an updated S-1 last week, implying that it will finally make its long-delayed IPO sometime this week. A successful offering would bode well for the overall startup environment and as a proof of concept for vertical search. But Kayak also raises a few caution...
PRO: Some rough waters for Kayak IPO

Room 77 Closes $30.3 Million Series C From Expedia And Others To Take Its Hotel Search Engine Global

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Room 77, a Mountain View, California-based company that operates a search engine for finding the lowest prices on hotel rooms, has closed on $30.3 million in new funding. This round, which counts as Room 77′s Series C, brings the total invested in the company to $43.8 million. Travel search giant...
Room 77 Closes $30.3 Million Series C From Expedia And Others To Take Its Hotel Search Engine Global
Google Flight Search takes off around the world

Priceline to Buy Kayak in $1.8 Billion Deal

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Priceline is buying Kayak in a $1.8 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding a travel search site that went public earlier this year....
Priceline to Buy Kayak in $1.8 Billion Deal

Google’s Flight Search Goes Mobile

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Google today launched its flight search feature for mobile browsers. Since it acquired travel software provider ITA Software in 2011, Google has been very deliberate about rolling travel search into its main search engine. It first launched relatively limited version of its ITA-based stand-alone flight search feature in September 2011...
Google’s Flight Search Goes Mobile
Orbitz customizing search results for Mac users with higher-priced hotels
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