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  • Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the need for a technical lead at Reddit was glaring. Today, the company has announced that it has hired founding engineer at Pinterest, Marty Weiner, as its first CTO in company history. Weiner spent… Read More

  • Wired For Extremes Crunch Network

    Wired For Extremes

    Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a conservative risk in a community that saw around 30 deaths last year. “After I took flight I had never realized how much physical strength was required in wingsuit BASE. I wasn’t nervous… Read More

  • Hipmunk Makes Trip Planning Easier

    Hipmunk Makes Trip Planning Easier

    When it comes to booking a business trip or vacation, the actual booking part is easy — what’s hard is finding the right combination of flights, hotels and car rentals. If you’re anything like me, that means repeatedly doing the same flight and hotel search and maybe screenshotting a few results to share with the people I’m traveling with. Hipmunk now wants to make… Read More

  • Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunk

    Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunk

    Yelp has partnered with Hipmunk to allow people to book hotels within the business review platform. While this is not the first time Yelp has offered a way for users to purchase from businesses right on its site, it is the first time it’s done this with hotel bookings. Yelp says the idea is that people will book a place to stay immediately after reading the Yelp reviews on it. This creates… Read More

  • Hipmunk Raises $20M Round For Its Agony- And Ecstasy-Based Travel Search

    Hipmunk Raises $20M Round For Its Agony- And Ecstasy-Based Travel Search

    Flight and hotel search startup Hipmunk is announcing that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Oak Investment Partners, a firm that previously backed flight search service Kayak (among many other companies). Oak general partner Ren Riley is joining Hipmunk’s board of directors. Read More

  • Hipmunk Makes Cross-Platform Travel Search Easier

    Hipmunk Makes Cross-Platform Travel Search Easier

    Travel meta search engine Hipmunk is launching “Hipmunk Anywhere” today, a cross-platform search feature that makes travel search a little bit easier for those of us who regularly use multiple devices. Read More

  • Hipmunk Adds Last-Minute Hotel Deals With Its New ‘Tonight Only’ Feature

    Hipmunk Adds Last-Minute Hotel Deals With Its New ‘Tonight Only’ Feature

    Travelers who are looking to book a hotel at the last-minute should be able to find better deals with travel startup Hipmunk starting today, thanks to the launch of a new feature called Tonight Only. The feature, which is available in Hipmunk’s mobile app only, will include hotels deals that offer rooms with as much as a 60 percent discount on standard rates. Those deals can be viewed… Read More

  • Hipmunk’s CEO And Founder Adam Goldstein Discusses Its New Deals Product And The Road Ahead

    Hipmunk’s CEO And Founder Adam Goldstein Discusses Its New Deals Product And The Road Ahead

    Having launched two years ago into an extremely crowded travel vertical, Hipmunk has carved out its own niche. The site was built out of the need for ease of travelling by its founders, and the company has done a lot of things right since then. Hipmunk has raised $20.2 million to date, and has recently launched a new Deals product, which allows people to find the best places to go based on… Read More

  • Hipmunk Launches Improved Hotel Search, Complete With Neighborhood Guides Written By Locals

    Hipmunk Launches Improved Hotel Search, Complete With Neighborhood Guides Written By Locals

    Travel startup Hipmunk is launching a big redesign of its hotel search feature today, one that should help travelers find a hotel in the neighborhood that best matches the type of trip that they’re looking for. The company first launched hotel search in early 2011, but co-founder Steve Huffman told that at first, Hipmunk brought the wrong approach to the problem. The company’s… Read More

  • Grouper Teams Up With Airbnb & Hipmunk To Offer Engineers & Designers A Free “Hackation” In New York

    Grouper Teams Up With Airbnb & Hipmunk To Offer Engineers & Designers A Free “Hackation” In New York

    Great design and developer talent is, as so many know, hard to come by. So online social club Grouper is launching what it calls a “Hackation” in which it plans to offer select developers a free, week-long trip to New York City. On this week-long trip, thanks to partnerships with Airbnb and Hipmunk, developers and designers will get the opportunity to visit NYC (which means… Read More

  • Hipmunk Adds Calendar Integration To Mobile Apps For Trip Planning Bliss

    Hipmunk Adds Calendar Integration To Mobile Apps For Trip Planning Bliss

    Hipmunk, the flight and hotel search startup known for its snazzy user interfaces, has done it again. The company today is unveiling new integrations with popular calendar applications iCal, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook to its mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones, making the often odious task of searching for travel transportation and accommodation just a bit… Read More

  • Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    From the floor of the Austin Convention Center, TechCrunch TV is live with all the latest news from SXSW. Find out what TechCrunch writers have to say about their favorite apps, events, and surprises. TCTV’s Colleen Taylor leads a roundtable with our TechCrunch writers. There was huge pre-show buzz for the app, Highlight. We’ll talk to the Founder Paul Davison and about whether… Read More

  • Hipmunk Checks In: Launches Hotel Search For iOS And Android

    Hipmunk Checks In: Launches Hotel Search For iOS And Android

    Getting travel search right on a mobile phone is tough. Thankfully Hipmunk, for the most part, has nailed it. The service launched its iPhone application last February and an Android app in September, both of which serve Hipmunk’s agony-reducing flight search in a smaller — and very polished — platter. Now Hipmunk is giving those mobile apps a big upgrade: they now both… Read More

  • Hipmunk Integrates Google Calendar For Conflict-Free Flying

    Hipmunk Integrates Google Calendar For Conflict-Free Flying

    It’s a bit cliché, but it’s true all the same: the best features are often the ones that make you smack yourself on the forehead and ask why you didn’t think of them (or why nobody else did). Which the reaction I immediately had when I heard about a new feature that Hipmunk, the flight and hotel travel search engine, is launching this morning. Today the service is adding… Read More

  • Hipmunk Now Reducing Agony On Android

    Hipmunk Now Reducing Agony On Android

    Hot flight search startup Hipmunk is about to land on Android. The app will be available for free, and you can install it right here. I’ve tested the app and it looks great (it’s a nice reminder that Android apps can be slick and well designed, even if a lot of them aren’t…). And it works just as you’d expect: enter your destination, departure/arrival dates… Read More

  • Hipmunk Further Reduces Agony For Users With Flexible Travel Dates

    Hipmunk Further Reduces Agony For Users With Flexible Travel Dates

    Good news for those of you who are averse to agonizing plane trips and high ticket prices: hot travel search startup Hipmunk has just launched a new feature that makes it easier to cut back on both. The new feature, which is called FlexCal flight search, is designed for users who have flexible travel dates. Give the site a ballpark range of when you want to depart, and it will present visual… Read More

  • Ohanian's Life Outside of Reddit

    (Founder Stories) From Paul Newman to Paul Graham with Alexis Ohanian (TCTV)

    Alexis Ohanain continues his coversation with Founder Stories host Chris Dixon by discussing some of his activities and interests outside of Reddit. Highlights of their chat include Ohanian telling Dixon he considers Paul Newman, “the OG of social enterprise” and that Newman was the inspiration for Breadpig, Ohanian’s organization that creates “geeky things”… Read More

  • Hipmunk Finds Their Next Tasty Nut: Hotel Search (And It Includes Airbnb!)

    Up until now, if you’ve heard of Hipmunk, it has been as the “easy flight search service”. But today they’re adding another layer to their business. It’s an obvious one, but a big one: hotel search. Like their flight search options, if you jump to the hotel search side, you’re presented with simple fields to fill out: “where”, “in”… Read More

  • Hipmunk Takes Simple Flight Search And Makes It Even Easier On The iPhone

    Hipmunk is one of those things that sells itself. You look at it side-by-side with the alternative ways to search for airline travel and it’s a joke. And that’s exactly why it’s so awesome that they’ve been able to translate that experience over to the iPhone — and perhaps make it even a little easier. If you’ve used Hipmunk on the web, you’ll know… Read More

  • Hipmunk's Official Round: $4.2 Million Led By Ignition And A Group Of Online Travel Experts

    About a week ago, we had heard that the travel startup Hipmunk was in the process of raising a new round of funding. Sure enough, an SEC document appeared, confirming the raise, and noting that they had secured $4.6 of a proposed $6 million round so far. When we reached out to Hipmunk, they confirmed the round, but declined to give more details. Well, now we have those details. Hipmunk… Read More