Hopper

  • Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

    Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

    Fresh off its $16 million funding round from earlier this spring, popular airfare prediction app Hopper is moving beyond simply helping travelers figure out when to fly in order to snag the best deal. With the launch of Hopper 3.0, out this morning, the app will now also make personalized recommendations regarding how to adjust your trip plans to save more money, as well as point users to… Read More

  • Apps for planning your vacation

    It’s 4th of July weekend, and if you’re not off traveling somewhere, hopefully you’re taking a summer trip soon. From Kayak to TripAdvisor, there are plenty of apps that want to help you maximize your vacation planning. We’ve found some others that are worth a mention, too. TechCrunch tested out dozens of travel apps; these are our favorites right now. Hopper Sometimes… Read More

  • Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run Crunch Network

    Dish ships the HopperGo, a tiny little cloud player for TV on the run

    Originally announced at CES in January, the minuscule HopperGo is a 64GB USB drive with a built in wireless access point. The little device connects to your Dish Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 – essentially Dish’s DVR – and sucks down up to 100 hours of TV. You can then unplug the little bugger and watch for four hours on one charge through the Dish Anywhere app. When I first pulled… Read More

  • When innovating stops making sense Crunch Network

    When innovating stops making sense

    If you listened carefully to business news last week you could hear the sound of a giant tree falling in a quiet forest. It happened when Rovi bought TiVo for $1.1 billion. It was a merger of convenience, a way for TiVo to get out of its slump and die gracefully without much shareholder pain. The buyer, Rovi, is a meta-data provider to set-top boxes while TiVo was the original set-top box… Read More

  • Hopper raises $16 million for a travel app that tells you the best time to fly

    Hopper raises $16 million for a travel app that tells you the best time to fly

    Hopper, the makers of a handy travel application that tells you the best time to fly in order to find the best deals, has now raised additional capital to continue to grow its business. It has also scored a partnership with American Airlines which allows it to sell AA’s tickets through its app. In terms of the new investment, the company announced $16 million in a growth funding… Read More

  • Cheap Airfare Finder Hopper Hits Android, Now Books Tickets With Just A Few Taps

    Cheap Airfare Finder Hopper Hits Android, Now Books Tickets With Just A Few Taps

    Hopper, a travel application launched earlier this year with the goal of helping you pay less for airfare by telling you the best time to buy tickets, is out today with a new version that will actually help you book tickets yourself without leaving the app. Because it was initially sending traffic to third-party websites outside its own service, the company says it was unable to track whether… Read More

  • Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    A mobile application called Hopper, out today on iTunes, is using data and analysis from “billions” of flight prices in order to tell travelers when they should fly and buy tickets. The company claims that it’s able to save users as much as 40 percent on flights, and in 95 percent of cases will get you a cheaper flight or one that’s at least the same price as you would… Read More

  • Why Travel Startup Hopper, Founded in 2007, Took So Long To “Launch”

    Why Travel Startup Hopper, Founded in 2007, Took So Long To “Launch”

    Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde is bemused by the coverage of his travel startup’s “launch,” which supposedly took place this past week, according to various news stories. The company, reportedly in stealth for six years, had just now opened its doors, it was proclaimed. Not quite, says Lalonde. “The site, Hopper.com, has been live since early last spring,” he tells… Read More