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Gone With The Wind: Flying.com Sells For $1.1 Million

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We’ve seen (and reported on) a couple of premium .com domain names that were sold for 7 or even 8 figure sums in recent times (off the top of my head: Insure.com for $16 million, Toys.com for $5.1 million, Candy.com for $3 million, Ad.com for $1.4 million, and so...
Gone With The Wind: Flying.com Sells For $1.1 Million

Microsoft criticizes FTC's Google decision as 'weak' and a 'missed opportunity'

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Microsoft this evening criticized the U.S. Federal Trade Commission‘s newly announced antitrust agreements with Google — calling the outcome of the 19-month investigation into the search giant “weak,” “unusual,” and “a missed opportunity” to truly reform the way the search giant does business. The agreements, announced earlier today, included commitments...
Microsoft criticizes FTC's Google decision as 'weak' and a 'missed opportunity'

Google still faces antitrust scrutiny in Europe, officials say

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The European Union's competition chief has said negotiations with Google to settle an antitrust probe have "advanced," but talks are not yet concluded. Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said he could could not anticipate the outcome of ongoing talks and added that they could not go on forever. However he...
Google still faces antitrust scrutiny in Europe, officials say

Tripl Launches Social Travel Site with $300k from High Peaks and Quotidian Ventures

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There is no shortage of very new travel sites, tools and social networks. It feels like every week a new one launches, raises money, or pivots. There’s Tripit, Wander, Wanderfly, Gogobot, Triposo, Gtrot, and probably ten others that will email me after i hit publish on this story. Like I’ve...
Tripl Launches Social Travel Site with $300k from High Peaks and Quotidian Ventures

Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

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We’ve been covering Gogobot since it first launched in early 2010. It took the social travel discovery and advice site a little while to find its niche, but since about the middle of 2011, it’s been adding new members rapidly. Today, Gogobot is announcing that it has now surpassed the...
Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

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Google currently faces a number of antitrust investigations in the U.S. and Europe. To make matters worse, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) just announced that it is also launching an inquiry into Google’s business practices. The announcement follows a complaint by Indian consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust...
India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

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The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikivoyage Tuesday, adding a travel site to its stable of free resources edited by anyone and everyone. Travel, and all the local advertising money that comes with it, is a hotly contested market on the Web, so having Wikivoyage as a non-commercial alternative feels like a...
Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel
I want to go to there: Discover the love of travel with Afar’s new iPhone app

So Much Social Aggregation: HypeMarks Is like RebelMouse, Glossi, and Vizify, But With Discovery

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I’m not sure how it’s possible that four companies with nearly identical ideas launched within a few months of each other, but here we are with four new social aggregator startups. There is now Paul Berry’s RebelMouse (a Sarah Lacy favorite), ERA-backed Glossi (an Erin Griffith favorite), TechStars-backed Vizify,...
So Much Social Aggregation: HypeMarks Is like RebelMouse, Glossi, and Vizify, But With Discovery

Should I Stay.com or Should I Go? Social Travel 2.0

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After months of work, social trip planner Stay.com is getting ready to unshutter and launch a much more robust Version 2.0. "Basically, we created 2.0 by filling in all the blanks other sites like Expedia, TripIt, TripAdvisor, NileGuide, and all the others left undone," said Phil Butler, PR rep for...
Should I Stay.com or Should I Go? Social Travel 2.0

January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

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We already knew that Facebook had usurped Yahoo's spot as the web's second-most visited website in the U.S. in January, but today, web analytics firm Compete also released its data for the rest of the top 50 sites in in the United States. Unsurprisingly, most shopping sites registered a large...
January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

How I launched Hipmunk in an industry I initially knew nothing about

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Neither Steve Huffman or I knew much about the travel business when we started Hipmunk together in June 2010. We figured we’d be able to get flight data from any number of places—perhaps by “scraping” it off of other sites, and then linking customers to those sites to book their...
How I launched Hipmunk in an industry I initially knew nothing about
Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel recommendation site

Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation

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There are plenty of travel sites out there, but have you ever noticed that almost all of them help you get where you’re going and then leave you all alone in the dark once you actually arrive there? What spots are must-see, what food is must-eat, and which shops do...
Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation

14 Apps That Will Help You To Organize Every Part Of Your Life (AAPL)

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Managing your life as a busy person is hard. Luckily, there are ways to make it easier. There are amazing apps out there that do a great job of helping you plan, list, sort, and remember every part of your life.Zillow helps you to find or sell your new...
14 Apps That Will Help You To Organize Every Part Of Your Life (AAPL)

Facebook Sues Yahoo Right Back, LinkedIn Woos Japan, Google Maps Updates With Real Time London Delays

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Facebook Sues Yahoo. Facebook is taking a breather from IPO prep to file a suit against Yahoo, in swift response to Yahoo's 10-patent suit against Facebook. In late March, Facebook bought an stack of 750 patents off IBM. Now it's...
Facebook Sues Yahoo Right Back, LinkedIn Woos Japan, Google Maps Updates With Real Time London Delays

User experience trends and the problem with stealing bad ideas

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Last week at State of the Startup, a monthly event in NY (which I co-hosted) focused on the latest trends in the startup world, Charming Robot and Hard Candy Shell cofounder Dan Maccarone gave a talk titled “User experience trends and you.” In true tough-love fashion, Maccarone covered a number of trends...
User experience trends and the problem with stealing bad ideas

HotelTonight 'reinvents hotel reviews' with new photo-sharing feature

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale When you find yourself without a place to stay, HotelTonight helps you find one. Today, the last-minute hotel booking app released an update that seeks to give customers added confidence in their booking, as well as convenience. ‘Snap...
HotelTonight 'reinvents hotel reviews' with new photo-sharing feature

HomeAway's Director Susan Wojcicki Resigns to Spend More Time at Google

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HomeAway, the company that manages online vacation rentals sites, disclosed yesterday that Susan Wojcicki will no longer be on its board, effective immediately. As you would suspect, the company was quick to say that the resignation was not a result of any disagreement with the company. Rather, it disclosed in a public filing,...
HomeAway's Director Susan Wojcicki Resigns to Spend More Time at Google
Gogobot gets visual with new Pinspired redesign

What do you think of Expedia's new simple design with big, bold photos?

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The homepages of travel websites are usually chock-full of information, from travel offers, trip itineraries and advertisements. Expedia, however, is looking to simplify the user experience with a new design that focuses on large images. The Bellevue-based company is testing out a new website layout via a banner at the top of...
What do you think of Expedia's new simple design with big, bold photos?

January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

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We already knew that Facebook had usurped Yahoo's spot as the web's second-most visited website in the U.S. in January, but today, web analytics firm Compete also released its data for the rest of the top 50 sites in in the United States. Unsurprisingly, most shopping sites registered a large...
January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

Facebook gives Open Graph apps option to add friends, location to posts

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Facebook today announced developers can build Open Graph applications that let users tag their friends and add locations to actions they take from the app. For example, Hulu could enable users to indicate whether they are watching a show with a friend or Spotify could give users the option to...
Facebook gives Open Graph apps option to add friends, location to posts

Google Buys Travel Site Ruba

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has made its second iGoogle-related acquisition in less than a month, buying up small online travel site Ruba, which features photo-centric guides to various locations, all contributed by users. TechCrunch, which confirmed the acquisition with Google, says Ruba will now be integrated into iGoogle in some...
Google Buys Travel Site Ruba

Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise

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This is the Groupon Promise, prominently plastered all over the Groupon site: If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that. But when I put it to the test, I found the promise isn’t really simple as that....
Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise
Google Flight Search takes off around the world
Kayak leads travel sites in slimming down, speeding up for summer

WSJ: Google set to acquire Frommer's from Wiley, add trusted travel reviews

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Just one year after its Zagat acquisition, Google has made a move on another trusted lifestyle brand. John Wiley & Sons Inc., the current owner of the Frommer's network of travel sites and guide books, confirmed the Mountain View acquisition, with a closing expected shortly. According to The Wall...
WSJ: Google set to acquire Frommer's from Wiley, add trusted travel reviews

Hotels.com's New Facebook App Offers Hard-to-Find Deals, but Not in a Good Way

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Stay two nights and save 0% on your stay! And, that’s just one of the offers being pitched on Hotel.com’s new Facebook application called “Deals.” In the race to be more social and to compete against discount daily deal sites, like Groupon and LivingSocial, or mobile apps, like HotelTonight, there’s...
Hotels.com's New Facebook App Offers Hard-to-Find Deals, but Not in a Good Way

Travergence: a matchmaker for tourists and businesses

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Finding awesome activities while on vacation may be laborious at times, especially if you’ve not booked an activity-loaded, all-inclusive package tour for your trip. Fortunately, one beta site has plans to change all of that for you. Travergence is a user-friendly web application, which connects travellers to activities while on holiday....
Travergence: a matchmaker for tourists and businesses
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