Liz Gannes

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Room 77 Acquires CheckMate and Appoints Drew Patterson CEO

Shortly after raising $30 million from investors including Expedia, hotel search site Room 77 today said it had hired Drew Patterson, co-founder of Jetsetter and an early employee at Kayak, as CEO. Patterson had been advising a stealth hospitality startup called CheckMate, which Room 77 is acquiring.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”