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  • HomeAway Buys Up BedAndBreakfast.com

    HomeAway Buys Up BedAndBreakfast.com

    Vacation home rental site HomeAway is acquiring BedandBreakfast.com, a site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties all over the world. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but BedAndBreakfast.com will continue to operate as a separate site from HomeAway. Read More

  • HotPads Drops Its Hot Maps On Vacation Home Rentals

    HotPads Drops Its Hot Maps On Vacation Home Rentals

    Just because your bank account might be light is no reason to cancel your vacation this year. There are alternatives to expensive hotels. Expensive summer home rentals. Actually, renting someone’s vacation home for two to three weeks is usually cheaper than a fancy hotel and you get a lot more room to spread out. But finding a vacation home to rent out can be a real chore. Sites… Read More

  • Y Combinator's Airbed And Breakfast Casts A Wider Net For Housing Rentals As AirBnB

    Y Combinator's Airbed And Breakfast Casts A Wider Net For Housing Rentals As AirBnB

    AirBed and Breakfast, an online portal for renting space on a stranger’s airbed or couch, has re-launched its website to AirBnB, an eBay-like marketplace for all accommodations. Now a Y-Combinator start-up (the startup is currently in the winter session of the incubator), AirBnB, which launched as AirBed and Breakfast last August, found that users wanted to use the site for more than… Read More

  • Use Otalo To Search For Vacation Rentals

    Vacation rentals are big business. HomeAway, which owns a dozen or so vacation home listing sites, just raised $250 million in a venture round that values the company at more than $1 billion. But listings are spread across lots of sites – what the industry needed was a good central search engine for all those vacation home rentals. It’s also a pain to do lots of searches on… Read More

  • Monster Round For HomeAway: $250 Million, At An Absurd Valuation

    Austin, Texas based HomeAway, a vacation home rental service, has raised a $250 million round of financing. This comes on top of $209 million previously raised over two rounds. The new financing was led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with existing investors IVP and Redpoint Ventures participating as well. The financing is the largest minority investment of a U.S. Internet company in the… Read More