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Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” -- the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they beg

Chinese local services giant Meituan-Dianping raises $4B led by Tencent and Priceline

There’s a huge funding round from one of the top local services companies in China. Meituan-Dianping, a company formed by a multi-billion dollar merger in 2015, said today that it has raised a $

Taipei-based startup Woomoo acqui-hired by Priceline

Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, has been acqui-hired by Priceline. All six of the company’s employees have relocated from Taipei, where Woomoo was based, to Bangkok to work on a

Making The Southeast Asian Travel Connection

According to Phocuswright, an independent travel and tourism research firm, the global travel market was worth US$1.3 trillion in 2015. The cut in Asia Pacific (APAC) was US$367 billion; of that, the

The Race To Frictionless Parking

Parking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily frustrations that ignites stress. Traditiona

Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

The $2.6 billion acquisition of OpenTable by Priceline bounced a number of companies' share prices today, including a 3.91 percent rise for Groupon, and a 2.39 percent bump for Zillow. Yelp, however,

Priceline’s Swallowing Of OpenTable For $2.6B Investigated For Being Too Low

Travel behemoth Priceline this morning said that it planned to gobble up restaurant booking service OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, news that sent OpenTable's share price skyrocketing by nearly 50

Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion In Cash

Hotel booking site Priceline has agreed to acquire reservation booking company OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, adding the leader in digital reservations to its portfolio, the Wall Street Journal r

Priceline Buys Israel’s Qlika For $15-20M To Boost Global Expansion With Rocket Science-Powered Ad Tech

Qlika launched out of UpWest’s fourth batch of Israeli-American startups in March to tackle a big problem in online marketing: Localization. In other words, what’s the point of spending mi

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 la

Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

Last week, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/08/priceline-com-acquires-kayak-for-1-8-billion/">Priceline.com acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion</a>. That's more than twice <a href="https://bet

Priceline.com Acquires Kayak For $1.8 Billion, Will Allow Kayak To Continue To Operate Independently

Online travel site <a target="_blank" href="http://priceline.com">Priceline.com</a> just announced that it has agreed to acquired the travel search engine <a target="_blank" href="http://kayak.com">Ka

Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos And Priceline CEO Jeff Boyd In Top 5 "Wealth Creators" List

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/wealth-creators.png" /> <a href="http://www.chiefexecutive.net/ME2/Default.asp">Chief Executive magazine</a> and <a href="http://www.economic

Facebook Sued For Having Privacy Controls In Place. Yes, Seriously.

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/4561/4561v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2" /> Last week <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/facebook">Facebook</a> was hit with y

Expedia On Google's Radar?

Michael wrote about rumors of a Google/ Skype hookup April 1, a deal that would make a lot of sense. One that doesn’t are rumors that Google may be getting ready to bid for travel giant Expedia.