TripAdvisor Mostly Meets Street’s Expectations With Third-Quarter Earnings

Marketing expenses grew 45 percent as the travel site launched a national TV campaign.
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TripAdvisor Becomes Latest Digital Platform to Host Special Deals for American Express Customers

The deal follows in the footsteps of similar partnerships with Twitter and Foursquare.
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Out of Nest, TripAdvisor Soars Past Expedia

Children often outgrow their parents by their teens. TripAdvisor Inc. did it in less than 20 months.

How Locu Became Every Local Business’ Personal Publisher

Locu’s latest deal is a way for any local business — not just restaurants — to publish their current list of services to Yelp.
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TripAdvisor Snatches Up GateGuru, an Airport Information App

Online travel review site TripAdvisor today added another acquisition to its portfolio, buying airport info app GateGuru. The app is used by travelers on the day of their flight, providing real-time info such as wait times, gate changes and flight delays. Earlier this year, TripAdvisor bought Jetsetter, Gilt Groupe’s travel-sale site.

Coalition of Google Rivals Complains to Europe Over Android Bundling

A group that includes Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle and TripAdvisor says Google is engaging in deceptive practices in its dealings with Android and mobile search.
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Crittercism Nabs $12 Million in Funding to Expand Beyond Tracking Mobile App Bugs

The Series B round was led by Google Ventures, with existing investors Shasta Ventures and Opus Capital also providing funding.
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Expedia Invests in Room 77’s Big $30 Million Round

The three-year-old hotel search company just raised $30.3 million from a number of high-profile investors who know a thing or two about travel.
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Liberty Interactive Buys Control of TripAdvisor

John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Corp. is buying most of Barry Diller’s stake in TripAdvisor Inc. for about $300 million, in a deal that gives the investment company control of the travel-information Web site.

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Wayfair Appoints Its First Female Board Member, Julie M.B. Bradley

Wayfair.com, an online retailer of home furnishings, has appointed Julie M.B. Bradley to the company‚Äôs board. Bradley, who is SVP and CFO of TripAdvisor, is Wayfair’s first female director. Prior to TripAdvisor, she worked at Art Technology Group, which was acquired by Oracle in 2010.

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