Jason Del Rey

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HomeAway Buys Australian Rental Marketplace Stayz for Nearly $200 Million

HomeAway, the Austin-based vacation-rental company that operates VRBO.com and HomeAway.com, said today that it had acquired Australia’s Stayz Group for $198 million in cash. Stayz operates under a pay-per-booking model similar to the one that HomeAway announced in October it was testing on its namesake site.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald