Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for

TripAdvisor will mark pages for businesses where violent incidents, including rape, have been reported

TripAdvisor will place warning badges on the pages of businesses where safety issues, including violent incidents like assault and rape, have been reported. The travel review and booking site was crit

Snapchat’s new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery

Snapchat is introducing a new feature that will transform the experience of using the apps at a fundamental level. They’re called ‘Context Cards,’ and they’re new ways to find

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on i

Southeast Asia’s Eatigo lands $10M+ from TripAdvisor for its discount restaurant service

Oh you thought location-based food deal services were done and dusted! Eatigo, a discount restaurant booking service that bills itself as the anti-Groupon, would have you believe otherwise. The startu

TripAdvisor scoops up social mapping service Citymaps

New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping application backed by $12 million in venture funding, has been acquired by TripAdvisor, the companies have announced. The service, which serves both as a mapp

TruRating pulls in $12.6M to grow its point-of-sale customer feedback platform

UK startup truRating, which is aiming to offer restaurants and retailers an alternative feedback platform to the likes of Tripadvisor and Yelp by offering bricks-and-mortar outlets the ability to obta

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 maximiz

Online Travel Platform KimKim Brings Back The Travel Agent

Sometimes, there can be a little too much disruption. So goes the thesis of Joost Schreve, the former head of mobile for TripAdvisor, who left the company last November and started his own startup,

Technology And Data Are Spurring A Clash Of Travel Titans

There’s no way to put this gently, so here it goes: The rapid advancement in digital technology is transforming the cozy world of travel retail into an all-out war for customers. And that’s a good

TripAdvisor Buys ZeTrip And Its Personal Travel Journal App Rove

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking business, today announced the acquisition of a startup that it hopes will help build out its relationship with customers during and after their travels

Restaurant Reservation Service LaFourchette Gobbled Up By TripAdvisor For ~$140M

European restaurant reservation service <a target="_blank" href="">LaFourchette</a> -- the so-called OpenTable of France -- has entered into agreement to be acquired by NASDAQ-li

TripAdvisor Scores Deep Bing Integration With Its Hotel Metasearch, Launches Windows 8.1 App

TripAdvisor puts a nice notch in its belt today with a Bing integration deal that places its results front and center on search results pages. The deal marks the first time that TripAdvisor has lent i

Safecity Crowdsources India’s Sexual Assault Incidents To Highlight Danger Zones

Four Indians are exposing India's sexual harassment hotspots via <a target="_blank" href="">Safecity</a>, a website for victims to anonymously report when and where they

TripAdvisor Continues Acquisition Spree, Buys GateGuru Mobile App For Real-Time Travel Info

Travel portal <a target="_blank" href="">TripAdvisor</a> continues to push ahead with its mobile and social acquisitions: today the company <a target="_blank" href="http://fi

TripAdvisor Review Express Service Lets Businesses Bulk Email Visitors To Ask For Reviews

<a target="_blank" href="">TripAdvisor</a> already has more than 100 million reviews on its sites, but it needs even more in order to continue competing against rivals like

Travel Site TripAdvisor Buys Tiny Post To Fill Out Its Mobile And Social Ambitions

<a target="_blank" href="">TripAdvisor</a>, the travel site built around destination guides and user reviews, today made another acquisition: it has bought <a target="_blank"

Following OpenTable Deal, Restaurant Data Provider Locu Adds More Big-Name Partners, TripAdvisor And CitySearch

<a target="_blank" href="">Locu</a>, a local business data provider which extracts structured data from business websites and then makes it available via an API, is today announcin

TripAdvisor Acquires Wanderfly To Continue Social Travel Push

TripAdvisor, a site that offers free guides and reviews for various traveling adventures, has just <a target="_blank" href="">acquired</a> W

TripAdvisor Aims To Beat Yelp With Social, Revives Restaurant “Local Picks” Facebook App

Tourists rave about a city's well-known restaurants and distort their review averages. So today travel site <a target="_blank" href="">TripAdvisor</a> starts highlighting be
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