• Kayak Offers Deals On One-Way Fares From Separate Airlines In Roundtrip Flight Search

    Kayak Offers Deals On One-Way Fares From Separate Airlines In Roundtrip Flight Search

    Most power airfare searchers know that buying two one-way tickets on separate airlines can sometimes be cheaper than buying a roundtrip ticket on the same airline. But on most travel search portals you have to do a little digging to find these one way fares, and sites like Kayak wouldn’t pair two one-way fares from different airlines. Today, Kayak is integrating these fares, which… Read More

  • How This Year's Tech IPOs Are Doing, And Who's Next

    Bubble or not, 2011 may go down as the year of the tech IPO. Not since the last bubble have we seen so many technology companies clamoring to go public. And halfway through the year, we still have many more companies who will be listing on either the NASDAQ or the NYSE in the next six months. Here’s a roundup of the tech companies that have gone public, where they are trading now, and who… Read More

  • In Front Of Its IPO, Kayak Reports Growth In Revenue But Income Down

    Late last year, travel search engine Kayak filed for an IPO, aiming to raise $50 million. The company just released a new version of its S-1 today, with updated financials. The company will list its stock on the NASDAQ under the symbol “KYAK.” For the three months ending March 31 of this year, Kayak generated $53 million in revenue, which is up 43 percent from the same period in 2010. Read More

  • FlyRuby Aims to Be the Kayak of Private Air Travel

    Launching today at the Demo Conference in Palm Springs is flyRuby, a platform that enables you to search, compare, and book private air charters online. There is something to be said for startups that identify successful services and business models and apply those to under-served niche markets. Through its website, flyRuby hopes to deliver a quick and efficient way to book private air… Read More

  • New GroundLink App Lets Travelers Book A Green Limo, Shuttle or Car Service

    GroundLink — a New York City transportation technology and travel services business — released a new mobile app this week. The second iPhone app from the company, GroundLink allows users to book a hybrid, electric or otherwise clean-vehicle car, shuttle or limo to get around cities around the world. Users can also opt to book a ride by lowest price, highest service rating… Read More

  • Travel Search Engine Kayak Files For $50 Million IPO

    Travel Search Engine Kayak Files For $50 Million IPO

    Travel search engine Kayak just filed an S-1 statement with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering. The company hopes to raise $50 million, according to the filing. Here are some interesting stats included in the filing. For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, Kayak generated $128 million in revenues, growing by 48% from last year. For the third quarter ended September 30… Read More

  • Kayak swoops on German travel search engine Swoodoo [Updated]

    German travel search engine Swoodoo has been acquired by the leading U.S. flight search engine Kayak. Although Kayak has lots of cash in the bank and is a major player in the US, it is still not well known in Europe, hence its need to make an incursion here. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed but we hear on the grapevine that T-Venture and Deutsche Telekom were… Read More

  • Kayak Swoops On German Travel Engine Swoodoo

    German travel search engine Swoodoo has been acquired by the leading U.S. flight search engine Kayak. Although Kayak has lots of cash in the bank and is a major player in the US, it is still not well known in Europe, hence its need to make an incursion here. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Swoodoo was founded in 2006 in Germany and since then has established its… Read More

  • The Best iPad Apps At Launch

    The Best iPad Apps At Launch

    In preparation for the launch of the iPad tomorrow, iPad Apps are live in iTunes and we’re sorting through the best ones as fast as we can. But with more than 2,000 iPad apps in the App Store, the choices are already daunting. To help you find the best apps at launch, we’ve put together the definitive list below. It includes all the iPad apps reviewed on TechCrunch, as well as… Read More

  • Kayak's New iPhone App Takes Flight

    Discount travel site Kayak has launched a new version of its popular, free iPhone app. The new app, which is already in App Store, includes a trips management tool, an upgraded user interface and faster search. New features and upgrades include a two-dimensional desktop-style navigation system, an enhanced flight, hotel and car search design including a new scrolling calendar, faster search… Read More

  • DealBase Finds $1 Million For Hotel Deal Database

    DealBase.com, an online database devoted to aggregating hotel deals and packages, has secured $1 million in Series A funding from angel investors including Russ Siegelman, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Bob Zipp, managing director of Amicus Capital; and Josh Hannah, general partner at Matrix Partners and former CEO of eHow.com. Launched in November 2008, DealBase crawls the… Read More

  • FanSnap Is The New Kayak For Event Ticket Searches

    Event tickets are a big business and startup FanSnap is entering the game with a compelling ticket search engine. FanSnap is launching the public beta of its nifty Kayak-like live ticket search engine for sports, concerts, and theater events. FanSnap, through partnerships, provides free ticket search results for close to 60 of the leading ticket providers, including StubHub, eBay, Ace… Read More

  • Travelzoo's Fly.com Launches Yet Another Travel Search Aggregator

    Publicly traded travel site Travelzoo has launched the beta version of its new comprehensive airfare search engine, Fly.com. At first glance, Fly.com is a Kayak-look alike (except that Fly.com searches are limited to airfares only). The two sites offer virtually the same feature in searches, except that Fly.com’s price comparison sites are limited to Priceline and Hotwire, whereas… Read More

  • What Will Happen to Lehman's Startup Orphans?

    As Lehman Brothers sells off its assets following its bankruptcy, there is still a big question as to what will happen to its venture arm and, more importantly, how any change in ownership will affect the companies in which Lehman Brothers Venture Partners holds a stake. Like many investment banks, Lehman got into venture investing in the mid-1990s to try to capture some of those venture returns. Read More

  • Trouble in Online Travel: American Airlines Ditches Kayak (Maybe Orbitz Too)

    After years of ceding the upper hand in online travel to booking sites like Kayak and Orbitz, American Airlines is about to fight back. According to the CEO of a competing travel site, American Airlines is about to pull its airline listings out of Kayak and is considering doing the same with Orbitz. If it does so, other airlines such as Continental and Northwest may follow suit. Airlines… Read More

  • Mobissimo Has Raised 1/223 The Capital Of Kayak (And Out Executes Them)

    Connecticut startup Kayak has raised $223 million in venture capital and employs 58 people to build and grow its travel search site. Its chief competitor, San Francisco based Mobissimo, has raised $1 million and has just 15 employees. Mobissimo also became profitable last year, and the company doesn’t have to raise more money unless it’s to fuel faster growth or… Read More

  • Farecast Now Offers International Flight Price Predictions

    Seattle based Farecast, a service that predicts and guarantees airline prices, has expanded its reach outside of the United States, with international coverage in key markets. Farecast, which launched in May 2006, tries to predict flight price changes for consumers so they know whether to buy now or wait. In late 2006 they added guarantees, effectively allowing consumers to buy insurance… Read More

  • Yahoo Travel Chases Kayak With FareChase

    Last night, Yahoo signaled that it is serious about competing in the travel price-comparison search market in the wake of Kayak’s recent $200 million acquisition of Sidestep. Yahoo Travel put its FareChase property, formerly a tab, front and center on the travel homepage. FareChase is now the default search engine for pricing flights, hotels, cars, and vacations. [Update: Yahoo says… Read More

  • Breaking: Kayak Raises $196 Million, Buys Rival SideStep

    Discount travel site Kayak has acquired rival SideStep for $200 million. This story was set to be announced tomorrow but word is leaking all over the place after Sidestep CEO Rob Solomon told his company employees the news at an all hands meeting. This is a two part deal. Kayak raised $196 million in a new round of financing from their existing investors (Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst… Read More