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  • If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting Crunch Network

    If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting

    Not a week goes by without some sort of development in the world regarding self-driving cars — the subject consistently finds a place in any given news cycle. But if you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, you better keep waiting. Sure, the technology is there, but there are plenty of legal and regulatory battles that will have to take place before consumers are being… Read More

  • The Upcoming Shakeout In Travel Tech Crunch Network

    The Upcoming Shakeout In Travel Tech

    The last few years have been a dizzying and heady time for travel startups, filled with mammoth funding rounds, high-profile acquisitions, and dramatic examples of young startups soaring past incumbents. Last year, Uber eclipsed Hertz and Avis after it raised money at an $18 billion valuation. The rapidly growing company then went on to raise another $1.6 billion at a $41 billion valuation as… Read More

  • Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service

    Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service

    Superfly, which helps travelers take advantage of frequent flier miles and airline rewards programs, is expanding its services to include a mobile app for finding and booking hotels. Superfly first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in 2010 and uses big data to personalize flight results based on consumer travel records. In April, Superfly developed Superbox, which allows users to organize… Read More

  • Flight Deals Platform GetGoing Takes On Kayak With Souped Up Search Engine For Cheaper Flights

    Flight Deals Platform GetGoing Takes On Kayak With Souped Up Search Engine For Cheaper Flights

    The price of airfare is an ongoing point of frustration for travelers, especially considering that it feels like airlines find every conceivable opportunity to shake you down for a few more bucks. Many startups and businesses have come and gone trying to find a way to give leisure travelers access to cheaper airfare, as airlines just keep shutting them down. The reason? Airlines make more… Read More

  • CoverHound Lands $4.5M From RRE, Bullpen & Blumberg To Become The Kayak Of Online Insurance

    CoverHound Lands $4.5M From RRE, Bullpen & Blumberg To Become The Kayak Of Online Insurance

    Car insurance is a necessary evil for all drivers. Of course, if you don’t happen to be accident prone, paying expensive monthly or annual bills is a headache and seems equivalent to setting your wallet on fire. Of course, insurance companies are great at reminding us that the world is a wild and dangerous place and that more coverage equals better protection from the vagaries of the… Read More

  • Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results

    Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results

    It was just over two months ago that Kayak and Priceline sent ripples through the online travel industry with a blockbuster deal in which Priceline shelled out a whopping $1.8 billion to acquire the recently-public travel search engine. Kayak was able to claim such a hefty premium for a simple reason: By indexing a laundry list of travel sites and airlines to help everyday travelers find the… Read More

  • Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

    Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

    Over the last few years, the travel industry has begun to undergo significant change, as startups and incumbents have fought to bring the disparate parts of a highly regulated industry online. Much of the attention from consumer web businesses has focused on making travel more “social,” improving discovery and helping travelers figure out what to do at destinations of choice. Read More

  • Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

    Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

    Last week, Priceline.com acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion. That’s more than twice what Google paid for ITA back in 2010. Why did Priceline make this move? And why now? Priceline acquired Kayak for $40 a share, about $500 million in cash, $1 billion in Priceline equity, and about $300 million in stock options. Kayak got a premium price — a 29 percent premium, to be exact —… Read More

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