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  • Kayak And Palo Alto IPOs Looking Better Than Facebook’s (Whew!)

    Kayak And Palo Alto IPOs Looking Better Than Facebook’s (Whew!)

    Happy IPO Friday! Two tech startups are making their public debuts today: Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software, and so far, so good on both. Morgan Stanley, scapegoat for the troubled Facebook IPO brouhaha, is leading both, for what it’s worth. Kayak priced its IPO last night at $26 per share, and is looking to raise $91 million at a valuation of $1 billion. Originally, the travel… Read More

  • MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?

    MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?

    At the end of August, mobile TV and video platform MobiTV filed its S-1 and announced its plans for a $75 million initial public offering. Founded in 1999, the company had been one of the early movers in the movement to bring live and on-demand TV to mobile devices, which led to partnerships with NBC, ESPN, Disney, CBS, and a bunch of other sizable media companies. The company closed over… Read More

  • Kayak’s IPO Moves Forward, Prices Shares At $22-$25

    Kayak’s IPO Moves Forward, Prices Shares At $22-$25

    Kayak’s perpetually-delayed IPO finally moved forward today, as the company has officially announced it has priced its shares between $22 and $25, and will begin trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “KYAK.” In the most recent SEC filing, the company said it’s going to offer 3.5 million shares, in a deal led by Morgan Stanley – Stanley’s first since… Read More

  • Kayak Teams Up With Skyhook To Bring Reliable Location Services To Its Kindle Fire App

    Kayak Teams Up With Skyhook To Bring Reliable Location Services To Its Kindle Fire App

    Amazon’s Kindle Fire is one of the most popular Android-powered tablets, but it doesn’t feature a GPS chip. Given how important location-based services have become, that’s a bit of a drawback for many developers and quite a few apps that want to access location features on Amazon’s tablet actually crash. To avoid these issues, Kayak teamed up with Skyhook to provide… Read More

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

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

    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 be interesting to see when Kayak makes the push to become a public company. For the year Kayak generated $224.5… Read More

  • Kayak Expands Direct Booking Into Flights; Adds Jetsetter And Travel + Leisure Hotel Reviews

    Kayak Expands Direct Booking Into Flights; Adds Jetsetter And Travel + Leisure Hotel Reviews

    After debuting direct booking for hotel reservations, travel search engine Kayak is expanding this option to airline flights. This feature is initially only available for Air Canada but Kayak will be adding more airlines in the future. Previously if you wanted to book a flight using Kayak’s search engine, you would click-through to the airline or partner site to book the reservation. Read More

  • Kayak Partners With TripAdvisor To Integrate 60 Million Travel Reviews Into Hotel Search

    Kayak Partners With TripAdvisor To Integrate 60 Million Travel Reviews Into Hotel Search

    Kayak is boosting its hotel search today with the integration of hotel reviews from TripAdvisor into search results. Via an agreement with the reviews giant, Kayak will be integrating all all TripAdvisor reviews into the Kayak Hotel Search. Simply put, when you search for a hotel on Kayak, all of the over 60 million TripAdvisor reviews will be included in the KAYAK search results. In… Read More

  • Kayak Redesigns Travel Search Portal ; Now Consistent With Mobile UI

    Kayak Redesigns Travel Search Portal ; Now Consistent With Mobile UI

    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 apps. One of the biggest changes users will see is that there is considerable more white space… Read More

  • Eyeing An IPO, Kayak Adds HomeAway Founder And CEO Brian Sharples To Board

    Eyeing An IPO, Kayak Adds HomeAway Founder And CEO Brian Sharples To Board

    Travel search engine Kayak has is announcing a new board member today—HomeAway Founder and CEO Brian Sharples. He joins fellow Kayak board members Michael Moritz, Joel Cutler, Terrell Jones, Hendrik Nelis, and Gregory Stanger Sharples co-founded vacation rentals giant HomeAway in February 2005 and helped lead the company to a public offering in June 2011. Prior to HomeAway, he was… Read More

  • Kayak Consolidates iPhone And iPad Apps; Updates UI, Adds Trip Itineraries And More

    Kayak Consolidates iPhone And iPad Apps; Updates UI, Adds Trip Itineraries And More

    Kayak is announcing a major update to its iPad app today. The travel search giant has made its iPhone and iPad apps universal, adding a bunch of new features to the tablet version of the app. The free app has gotten a huge UI makeover, with redesigned flight and hotel search, including an easier to use calendar. The app has been totally redesigned in terms of layout. Kayak has also added… Read More

  • With IPO On Hold, Kayak Reports Q3 Revenue Up 28 Percent To $61M; Net Income Up 44 Percent

    With IPO On Hold, Kayak Reports Q3 Revenue Up 28 Percent To $61M; Net Income Up 44 Percent

    As AllThingsD reported in September, travel search engine Kayak has put its IPO on hold until market conditions improve. Kayak filed its S-1 for a public offering nearly a year ago. Today, the company just filed a new S-1 with its revenue numbers from the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. During the most recent quarter, Kayak posted $61.16 million in revenue, up 28 percent from the… Read More