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  • Concur buys Hipmunk to add search to its travel and expense management platform

    Concur buys Hipmunk to add search to its travel and expense management platform

    Some interesting consolidation afoot in the travel industry: Concur, the travel and expense platform that was acquired by SAP in 2014 for $8.3 billion, is today making its own acquisition: it is buying Hipmunk, the travel search startup. The companies are not disclosing the terms of the deal but we are trying to find out. Hipmunk had raised around $55 million since being founded in 2010, but… Read More

  • Hipmunk Aims To Become Your Travel Assistant With New “Hello Hipmunk” Features

    Hipmunk Aims To Become Your Travel Assistant With New “Hello Hipmunk” Features

    When travel startup Hipmunk launched five years ago, its big selling point was a better interface for searching and browsing flights. Now the company is looking to help users even before they start searching for travel options, through the launch of a new set of features called Hello Hipmunk. The company describes this as a “travel planning assistant.” Basically, Hello Hipmunk… Read More

  • 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

  • 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