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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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