• VibeAgent Raises $3 Million To Join Crowded Hotel Search Market

    VibeAgent, a hotel information aggregator, has closed a $3 million Series A funding round led by a number of individual investors. We originally covered VibeAgent in July 2007, when it was focused on compiling user-submitted hotel reviews with an integrated social network (we dubbed it a ‘TripAdvisor 2.0’ at the time). Since then the site has shifted gears, and is now a hotel… Read More

  • VibeAgent Steps Out Of Beta, Wants To Defeat TripAdvisor With People Power

    Later today VibeAgent, a site that lets users find, rate and review hotels, will be announcing their site is out of beta at the PhoCusWright travel conference in Orlando. We previously covered VibeAgent during their private beta and handed out some invites on Inviteshare. The easiest way to describe the site is as a more social TripAdvisor, which the company clearly wants to take down. Read More

  • VibeAgent: TripAdvisor 2.0

    Any profitable sector of the internet is bound to draw the eyes of new startups. This is particularly the case for the $78.8 billion online travel industry. It’s spurred the development of over a dozen meta-search engines, trip trackers, and trip planning tools. The latest travel site, VibeAgent, should look familiar to you. It’s TripAdvisor with a social networking twist. Like… Read More