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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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.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work