Kayak Adds HomeAway Founder and CEO to Its Board

Kayak, the travel comparison site, has appointed HomeAway founder and CEO Brian Sharples to its board, according to a post on its blog. Kayak says Sharples’s experience of taking HomeAway’s vacation rentals business public last year will be invaluable as it continues to mull a public offering of its own. Before founding HomeAway, Sharples was CEO of IntelliQuest.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

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