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Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Priceline writes down $941M of OpenTable's value and pares down expansion plans for the service, which it had acquired in 2014   —  SKIFT TAKE  —  There have long been rumblings that the OpenTable acquisition was problematic for the Priceline Group.  Now we learn the depth of the problem — a $941 million impairment charge.
Nov 14, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context
Deanna Ting / Skift:
Airbnb bans hosts in New York and San Francisco from listing multiple homes starting Nov. 1, will update tech to limit NYC listings to one address per person   —  Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally outside City Hall in New York.  Today, Airbnb announced new policies in an attempt to alleviate concerns …
Oct 19, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Skift:
SAP's corporate travel firm Concur to buy the consumer flight and hotel search site Hipmunk, which has raised $55M in funding to date   —  Hipmunk rolled out new features in August.  Today the metasearch site was bought by travel giant Concur.  Hipmunk  —  Skift Take: Six years …
Sep 13, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Interview: Expedia CEO Envisions Direct Competition With Airbnb Over Next Few Years   —  Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi thinks the competition with Airbnb has been a sideshow but will be increasingly direct in coming years as Expedia and HomeAway build up apartment and home inventory in cities.
Nov 30, 2015, 4:00 AMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Amazon launches Amazon Destinations for booking short hotel getaways in select markets   —  Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations  —  Amazon's new and expanded hotel service is called Amazon Destinations and it is currently available on desktop and mobile.
Apr 21, 2015, 12:15 PMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Expedia buying Orbitz for $1.6B at $12 per share, will acquire all of Orbitz's brands   —  Expedia Buying Orbitz for $1.6 Billion  —  It is a two-horse race now in the online travel booking world: Expedia is buying Orbitz for about $1.6 billion in cash.  This comes after Expedia announced …
Feb 12, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Expedia Acquires Travelocity for $280 Million   —  The Roaming Gnome, Travelocity's mascot, takes part in the company's 16th birthday festivities at its Southlake, Texas headquarters.  Max Faulkner / Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)  —  Skift Take: Expedia is expected to retain the Travelocity brand.
Jan 23, 2015, 10:05 AMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Sources: Amazon to launch hotel booking service in January 2015   —  Exclusive: Amazon to Get Into Hotel Booking With Launch of Travel Site  —  Amazon.com is poised to launch its own travel service, featuring booking at independent hotels and resorts near major cities, Skift has learned.
Nov 20, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Jason Clampet / Skift:
Gogobot Raises $20 Million Series C Round Led by HomeAway   —  As Gogobot grows, it's changed its focus from the desktop to the mobile experience.  Gogobot  —  Discovery website and app Gogobot today announced it raised $20 million in a series C round led by HomeAway and backed …
Nov 12, 2014, 8:25 PMIn context
Dan Peltier / Skift:
New app that lets US and Canadian citizens forgo customs paperwork tested at Atlanta airport   —  New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta  —  Skift Take  —  Using mobile apps to speed the customs process at the airport is a logical step.
Aug 24, 2014, 11:30 AMIn context

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