steve huffman

  • 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 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

  • How Hipmunk Almost Became BouncePounce.com And Other Strange Tales

    Located on a nondescript block in San Francisco’s Mission district is HipMunk HQ, a simple townhouse with a dark green trim. The travel startup’s operations are concentrated in just the first two rooms on the first floor— the rest is living space for Hipmunk’s co-founders, Adam Goldstein and Steve Huffman, formerly of Reddit. The approximate 300 square feet is more… Read More